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FGCU’s ‘The Tempest’ honors 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

FGCU’s ‘The Tempest’ honors 400th  anniversary of Shakespeare’s death
Roger Chamieh, Mutation 3 (detail), 2016, Styrofoam, rope, and pine & oak wood, 12 x 3 x 4’. This piece of art will serve as the focal point of the shipwrecked set. (Photo courtesy of Bower School of Music & the Arts.)

The FGCU theatre program will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with its production of “The Tempest,” one of Shakespeare’s most well- known plays.

According to a press release on behalf of the Bower School of Music & the Arts, theatre professor and director, Barry Cavin, “directs this classic Shakespearean piece with a modern twist.”

The Tempest

Roger Chamieh, Mutation 3 (detail), 2016, Styrofoam, rope, and pine & oak wood, 12 x 3 x 4’. This piece of art will serve as the focal point of the shipwrecked set.
(Photo courtesy of Bower School of Music & the Arts.)

The team of students performing the piece rehearses throughout the week, including every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and every other Friday and Saturday.

“The Tempest” is set on a deserted island, where  magicial Prospero and his daughter Miranda have been stranded for 12 years after Prospero’s brother, Antonio, set the two floating off in the ocean out of jealously and spite.

The play moves through its lyricism, as Prospero learns the secrets of the island and uses them to concoct a storm that brings his enemies to land.

The FGCU production features 11 students playing over 20 different characters.

Performances will be Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 13, 19 and 20 at 2 p.m.

A post-performance discussion with the actors, director and crew will follow the Nov.  19 performance.

Tickets are on sale now and are $10 for the general public and $7 for students.

Parking for guests is located in Lot 7 near the FGCU Arts Complex.

For more information and inquiries, visit the TheatreLab website at www.theatrelab.fgcu.edu.

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Allie Taylor

Allie Taylor is a rising senior in the journalism program, and has dedicated most of her life to writing (whether scooping stories on campus, or practicing her creative fiction). She can recite the entirety of Bo Burnham’s “What?” and loves marathons… of Netflix, of course. When Taylor is not in the newsroom, you can find her rehearsing with the cast and crew of S(He) Will Fade, drinking her weight in coffee at Starbucks or burrito-ing herself in a blanket in her dorm room.

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