‘The Tempest’ opens Feb. 28 at SMWC

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s Theatre department will be presenting William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” on Feb. 28 through March 3. The play will be held on campus in the Conservatory’s Cecilian Auditorium.

Here’s an audio version of the story:

“The Tempest” is both a tragedy and comedy, as well as a musical. A rearrangement, it contains different songs, some composed by Laurie Matheson and John McIntyre. As well, the play has been compressed some in Sharon Ammen’s rearrangement.

“The Tempest” is about a shipwrecked Prospero, the true duke of Milan, and his daughter Miranda. In the play Prospero plots to get their rightful places back using magic and manipulation. He calls forth the Tempest when his usurping brother Antonio and accomplice, King Alonso of Naples, come close to the island on a journey by boat. Once there, he works to manipulate his enemies and other survivors of the fateful sinking.

SHOWTIMES

Date

Time
2/28 Thursday 7:00 PM
3/1 Friday 8:00 PM
3/2 Saturday 2:00 PM
3/2 Saturday 8:00 PM
3/3 Sunday 2:00 PM

Adults are $10, Children 12 – 16 and Senior Citizens $5

Area College students with ID and children under 12 are free.

Call (812) 535-6211 for more information.

Photos from recent rehearsal:

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