From the start, Shakespeare's intertwined love polygons start to get complicated--Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia, but she has only eyes for Lysander. Bad news is, father Hermia wants Demetrius to be a son-in-law. Outside is Helena, whose unrepentant love for Demetrius burns hot. Hermia and ... Lysander plan to flee the city under dark cover but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is pursued by an enraptured Helena himself). Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the Faeries), unknown to the mortals, have a spat over a servant boy in the forest. The plot twists when the head mischief-maker of Oberon, Puck, runs loose with a flower that makes people fall in love with the first thing they see when they wake up. Throw in a group of labourers preparing a play for the wedding of the Duke (one of whom Puck gives the head of a donkey and Titania for a lover) and the complications become fantastically funny.