PSU Presents THE TEMPEST, 11/20 - 11/28

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PSU Presents THE TEMPEST, 11/20 - 11/28

Portland State University School of Fine and Performing Arts and the Department of Theater present William Shakespeare's The Tempest, November 20 - November 28.  The production is directed by William Tate and Carolyn Holzman.  All performances will take place at Artists Repertory Theatre, Morrison Stage.

Part dream, part nightmare, The Tempest creates a world in which nothing can be taken for granted, where nothing is as it seems. The play begins with a terrifying storm, moves through acts of treachery and romance, and ends in forgiveness and reconciliation. Or does it?

Ethereal and earthbound at once, Prospero's enchanted isle is a laboratory in which the full capacity of human beings for good and ill is put under the theatrical microscope. An exiled duke, his daughter, his servants, a spirit and a savage slave, encounter a diverse set of castaways-among them a king, his son, Prospero's treacherous brother, and two lowlifes, a drunKen Butler and a disreputable court jester. The island is suspended between spirit and beast, between Ariel and Caliban, between magic and the aspiration for freedom, on the one hand, and conspiracy and a desire for vengeance, on the other.

The Tempest reveals a poet and theatrical giant at the height of his powers.  The show runs from Friday, November 20 - Saturday, November 28, 2008, Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  There will be no performances on November 26. General admission tickets: $10; Seniors/Students/PSU Students: $8.

The 2009-2010 season features:

David Auburn's PROOF
A thesis project in Directing
Directed by Becci Swearingen
January 8-16, 2010
at New Studio Theater, 1600 SW 4th Ave.

TBA
Directed by Sarah Andrews-Collier
March 2009
at Artists Repertory Theatre, Morrison Stage

Beth Henley's CRIMES OF THE HEART
Directed by Glenn Gauer
June 2009
at the Winningstad Theatre, PCPA

For more information, call (503) 725-4612 or visit www.theaterarts.pdx.edu.

 

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