A magical storm. A shipwreck. Monsters and magic. Revenge, forgiveness and true love.
Playgoers will find these and more in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” to be performed April 17-19 and 24-26 at Pellissippi State Community College.
Performance times are 7:30 p.m., April 17-18 and 24-25, and 2 p.m., April 19 and 26. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at www.pstcc.edu/tickets.
The family-friendly presentation is sponsored and co-produced by Duck Ears Theatre Company. It features the talents of student, community and professional actors. Professional and community stagehands, dramatists, and actors, as well as the Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio, are donating time to participate in the play.
“The Tempest” also includes live performances of original musical compositions by Alex Gherardi, a playwright and Pellissippi State adjunct faculty member.
“If you’ve never come to see a play at Pellissippi State, this is the play to see,” said Charles R. Miller, director of the production and a professor at the college. “It’s Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest.’ It has everything: magic, monsters, and fairies in a tale of redemption and forgiveness. It’s insanely funny; it’s a romance. It has everything.
“This is the biggest thing we’ve ever done here. In terms of scale, outlay, community participation and production values, this is our biggest production.”
“The Tempest” will be performed in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.
The play is one of the events that make up Pellissippi State’s arts series, The Arts at Pellissippi State. The series brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures, and the fine arts. This year, the series commemorates Pellissippi State’s 40th anniversary.
For more information about The Arts at Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources at (865) 694-6607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.