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Chesapeake Shakespeare to Present THE TEMPEST This Summer

Chesapeake Shakespeare to Present THE TEMPEST This Summer

Chesapeake Shakespeare will present THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare, directed by Lizzi Albert, running June 16 - July 23, 2017.

Bring a picnic and join us this summer for Shakespeare's romantic tale of shipwreck, castaways, magic and redemption: The Tempest, performed outdoors in the lovely PFI Historic Park. We're celebrating our 15th Anniversary season of performing IN-THE-RUINS.

The Tempest is a perfect enchantment for a summer evening -- as a date night or as a family outing. While marooned on an island, Prospero studies wizardry. He is the rightful Duke of Milan, but he has been overthrown, and he lives in exile with his young daughter. He wants a better life for her. So he uses his powers to control the island fairies, and to conjure a shipwreck to bring his enemies to his island so he can confront them.

Performances run June 16 - July 23, 2017, playing Thurs-Fri and Sat at 8pm, with gates opening at 6:30pm -- for picnics; Sundays at 6pm, with gates opening at 4:30pm -- for picnics and Family Fun Day activities, games and storytelling in the park (Sunday/Family Fun Days: the dates are June 25 and July 2, 9, 16, and 23).

Order tickets in advance online at All seats are general admission. We provide folding chairs in the park. On performance days: The ticket tent in the park opens 90 minutes before the show (at 4:30p on Sunday, at 6:30p on Thur-Fri-Sat).

Prices: Adult tickets: $ 33.50 -- $45.50. Senior tickets: $ 29.50 - $38.50. Kids' tickets (18 and under): 2 kids get in FREE with every paid adult ticket. Student tickets (ages 19 to 25) and extra kids' tickets: $15.50 each

Picnics, wine and beer are permitted. Rent a café table for two for $29 (price does not include tickets). Rent a picnic table seating six for $60 (price does not include tickets).

Performances take place at PFI Historic Park, Ellicott City 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Parking is free at the Howard County Courthouse lot. Walk up the hill or take the shuttle to the park.

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