Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will present Shakespeare’s The Tempest at the Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson SE, April 15 – 17 and 22 – 24. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances are at at 3 p.m. Tickets ar $14 for adults and $7 for students and seniors, and are available at www.dogstorytheater.com.
Thought by many to be the final play of Shakespeare’s writing career, The Tempest follows the powerful wizard Prospero, who was banished to an island twelve years before the beginning of the play. The play opens with a shipwreck which strands Prospero’s enemies on the island and puts them at his mercy. The Tempest is populated by magical creatures, young lovers, royal conspirators, and ridiculous clowns. Pigeon Creek’s production features live music and audience interaction in the company’s usual lively performance atmosphere.
The production of The Tempest is directed by Pigeon Creek executive director Kathleen Mayberry. The cast includes Scott Wright as Prospero, Sarah Stark as his daughter Miranda, Scott Lange as the magical spirit Ariel, and Kat Hermes as the strange island creature Caliban. Other actors appearing in the production are Chaz Albright, Bradley Hamilton, Sean Kelley, Bridget McCarthy, Eric Orive, Julia Steudle, Brad Sytsma, and Kaija Von Websky.
For more information about Pigeon Creek’s season of plays, visit the company’s website at www.pcshakespeare.com.