What do monsters, magic, revenge and love-at-first-sight have in common? Audiences found out in Chatham High School’s production of The Tempest. This fantasy by William Shakespeare hit the school’s stage November 9 and November 10. The students will give a final performance of The Tempest on Thursday, November 15, 8:30 p.m. at the Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox, Massachusetts as part of Shakespeare & Company’s annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Tickets there are $16 for general admission and $10 for students. Visit www.shakespeare.org to learn more.
The Duke of Milan is cast away with his three-year-old daughter and isolated for 12 years on an enchanted island littered with spirits. Join us to find out how he is restored to power in Italy by wizardry, mayhem and that most mysterious tool of all, forgiveness.
Directed by Lori Evans and Sara Holt, Chatham High School’s staging of The Tempest is produced in partnership with the Fall Festival of Shakespeare sponsored by Shakespeare & Company. This nine-week residency program brings professional directors, actors, and stage technicians to the school to work with students in developing a 90-minute version of the play. Funding for this program is provided by the Chatham Central School District and a donation from Lael Locke.