Shrouded in shadows at the stage-side, Lysander spies his Hermia. Together they step into the spotlight to meet before the gathered crowd, and the magic begins.
Part of the annual Shakespearean performance at Kildare Catholic College, over the past month, these 25 students have rehearsed tirelessly in their own time for this exact moment.
"We've modernised the costuming, given it a new interpretation," said director and drama teacher Michael Mack.
"The workers are dressed in blue-collar [attire], the fairies have a blue theme."
While the story remains the same, it has also undergone a transformation and an enormous truncation.
"We keep the language the same, but reduce it to an hour," Mr Mack said.
"The through-line we keep, but some of the references that were once relevant to the [original] audience, they go by the wayside."
Beyond its function as just a school-based play, Mr Mack believes performing Shakespeare and encouraging younger years to participate bodes well for students' future English marks.
"They develop skills with the language having performed it, it helps them understand the rhythm when they read it in the HSC.
"It's a confidence booster too, for many of these students have never stepped onto the stage before."