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The Tempest

By William Shakespeare

November 11-20, 2016

Directed by Barry Cavin



In celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, the Theatre program proudly presents The Tempest. In The Tempest, long considered one of Shakespeare's most lyrical plays, Prospero—a magician on an enchanted island—punishes his enemies, brings happiness to his daughter, and comes to terms with human use of supernatural power. The Tempest embodies both seemingly timeless romance and the historically specific moment in which Europe begins to explore and conquer the New World. 

Its complexity of thought, its range of characters—from the spirit Ariel and the monster Caliban to the beautiful Miranda and her prince Ferdinand -its poetic beauty, and its exploration of difficult questions that still haunt us today make this play wonderfully compelling.

Please note that there is some sexually explicit material in this performance.


November 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m.

November 13, 19* & 20 at 2:00 p.m.

*Post-performance discussion


Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available at:


Image entitled: Roger Chamieh, Mutation 3 detail, 2016, Styrofoam, rope, and pine & oak wood, 12 x 3 x 4’. This piece of art will serve as the focal point of the shipwreck for this production.

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