by William Shakespeare
Feb. 14-15 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Feb. 19-20 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 21 at 10:00 a.m. (Student Matinee) and 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Taylor Theatre, 406 Tate St.
Age Rating: PG
Run Time: Approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission
Post-Show Discussion: Feb. 21
FrameWorks Panel Discussion: 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 19 in the Sprinkle Theatre (402 Tate St. Brown Building)
Sign Interpreted Performance: Feb. 21
Veteran Discount: Feb. 21
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This production of Shakespeare’s comedy sets the play 12 years after World War II. In a world filled with music and magic, Prospera, a powerful sorceress, embarks on her journey to become whole again. Reality meets fantasy as the royal families of Naples and Milan are shipwrecked on a mystical island inhabited by fairies, spirits, and a fish monster. Prospera conjures up a storm that brings her face to face with those who exiled her 12 years earlier.
The amazing jazz music that accompanies the production symbolizes the free-flowing spirit of the characters onstage, as well as the struggle of Prospera’s inner psyche. Most of the leading roles reflect gender swaps which provide opportunities to female student actors and highlights women in roles of power. This play about family, forgiveness, and classism is told through the charm of both magic and comedy. It is a spectacle not to be missed.