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DATE: Saturday, August 20, 2016
TIME: Play begins at 7pm
Doors open earlier for drinks and food
LOCATION: Drake Park in Bend, OR
TICKETS: $22 - $45 regular;
or $75 VIP ticket, which includes seat, 2 drink tickets, dinner
Shakespeare’s late, valedictory romance “The Tempest” is a tale of family betrayal, enchantment and ultimately, forgiveness. Inherently theatrical, the unfolding of the exotic, supra-human and sometimes invisible characters makes it one of the Bard’s most beguiling and entertaining stories.
The play begins on a remote island where sorcerer Prospero, the overthrown Duke of Milan, has been exiled with his daughter Miranda. Prospero uses his learned magical powers to unhinge a powerful storm, the tempest in the story. This storm causes a shipwreck of Prospero’s usurping brother Antonio, luring him to the island along with the complicit King of Alonso of Naples. There, Prospero’s illusions bring about the revelation of Antonio’s lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso’s son.
Thought by many critics to be the last play Shakespeare wrote alone, in the end, the audience is the only one who can set Prospero free from the island.
*"Enjoy the scenic and serene event in Drake Park. The street will be closed so all you will hear are the actors, the river and your fellow audience members."*