Drama Department Presents 'The Tempest'

Union College’s drama department will present “The Tempest” March 5 through April 4 in Woods Auditorium.

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 remote 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.

For Prospera, Ferdinand, Antonia and Ariel, this is no midsummer night’s dream and trouble is brewing.

Hurt, loss, and betrayal meet love and destiny in this epic tale directed by Katie Lechler, visiting composition instructor, and produced by Mark Robison, associate English professor.

“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 play premiers on March 5, and March 7 will feature a semi-formal red carpet event with refreshments. On March 26, stay after the performance for “Playback,” a behind-the-scenes experience with the cast and producers.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students/senior citizens and are available at the Union College bookstore or at the door. The play will be performed in Woods Auditorium on the campus of Union College, 3800 South 48th St.

Performances are as follows:

Thursday March 5, 7 p.m.

Saturday March 7, 8 p.m.

Thursday March 26, 7 p.m.

Saturday March 28, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday March 29, 2 p.m.

Saturday April 4, 8:30 p.m.