The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1, 7 p.m.
Kennedy Center Amphitheater
For 12 years, the exiled Duke Prospero has waited for this moment. Old enemies have sailed too close to his enchanted island, and a mighty storm has forced them ashore. Now it’s time to settle old scores and reclaim his former dukedom for his daughter, Miranda. Aided by supernatural powers, Prospero dispenses justice while overseeing the growing attraction between Miranda and the princely son of one of his foes. In Shakespeare’s romance, sorcery and love transmute vengeance into humility and humanity, making it possible for all to return to a world made new by the power of forgiveness.
King Stag by Carlo Gozzi, Directed by Craig Latrell
Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 3, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, November 7 – Saturday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 2 p.m
Romano Theatre, Kennedy Center
Tickets $7 adult/$4 student
Written by Carlo Gozzi in 1762, King Stag is a fairy tale about love, death, and transformation. Gozzi is best known today as the writer of the plays that inspired the Puccini and Prokofiev operas Turandot and The Love of Three Oranges. His theatrical fables turn ancient myths and legends into colorful theatrical tales with morals, borrowing elements from different cultures to create new, fabulist worlds. Suitable for all ages. (performance title subject to change)
Monday, December 3
Tuesday, December 4, 7 p.m.
Barrett Theatre, Kennedy Center
Students in Directing 303 present their final projects.