A Midsummer Night's Dream contains three stories, connected by a celebration of the Duke's wedding. It explores the world of humans and fairies through four lovers, the ensemble of actors and, of course the mischievous fairies. It is set simultaneously in the woodland and in the realm of Fairyland, under the light of the moon, a destination promising enchantment.
We begin with the story of the four lovers. Hermia, being forced to marry Demetrius escapes with her lover Lysander into the forest at night. Hermia informs her best friend Helena who then tells Demetrius because she is in love with him. Helena and Demetrius then follow Lysander and Hermia into the woods.
Meanwhile in the Fairy world, Oberon and Titania are fighting over a slave. Oberon, wishing to punish Titania, gets mischievous Puck to help him apply a magical spell on her using a potion that will cause her to fall in love with the first thing she sees which Oberon hopes will be a monster.
Puck being wicked decides to give the potion to Demetrius to solve the lovers' problem and have him return the love of Helena. But Puck accidentally gives it to Lysander who then falls in love with Helena. Due to Puck's mistakes he tries to fix, now both men fight over Helena instead of Hermia. Helena thinks that the two men are tricking her. Oberon orders Puck to fix all the fighting between the lovers.
In the meantime, a band of workers have arranged to perform a play about Pyramus and Thisbe for the big wedding. They all venture into the forest, near Titania's bed, for their rehearsal. Nick Bottom is spotted by Puck, who transforms his head into a donkey, pun intended. Titania is awakened by Bottom and falls for him instantly. Oberon releases Titania from the spell after getting the boy for his slave and orders Puck to remove the donkey-head from Bottom. The magical enchantment is removed from Lysander but is allowed to remain on Demetrius, so that he may reciprocate Helena's love.
The fairies then disappear, the wedding ensues and the lovers wed as well as the Duke and Queen. The lovers decide that the night's events must have been a dream. Bottom awakes, and he too decides that he must have experienced a dream and the play is performed. Finally, as night falls, Oberon and Titania bless the house.