The Tempest

Union College’s drama department  presented The Tempest March 5 through April 4, 2009. One of Shakespeare's last plays, The Tempest explores the relationships between vengefulness and forgiveness, power and innocence, and humanity and nature. It takes place on a desert island where, after twelve years, an exiled duchess finally gets the chance to take revenge on her enemies in surprising and ultimately self-revealing ways.

Hurt, loss, and betrayal meet love and destiny in this epic tale. The play was directed by Katie Lechler, visiting instructor of composition ('04), and produced by Mark Robison, associate professor of English.

“This is the first time Union College has tackled Shakespeare on the stage in a very long time,” says Lechler, “I am honored and excited to be directing it. We have a terrific cast of hard-working and talented actors and a passionate and enthusiastic creative team.”

The Tempest will be performed in Woods Auditorium on the campus of Union College, 3800 South 48th Street. Enter the campus from Bancroft Ave. Parking is free. Admission for the play is $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior
citizens. Performances times are as follows:

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