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Hylton Presents:

Aquila Theatre: The Tempest

  • October 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Shakespeare’s ultimate commentary on life and art, vengeance and forgiveness, The Tempest is considered one of his finest and most distinctive. Brought to our stage by the acclaimed British-American touring company, Aquila Theatre, this play is a magical tale of shipwrecks and storms, revenge and reconciliation, and a father’s love for his child. The play is set on an exotic island, where Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, is exiled with his daughter, Miranda. He seeks revenge against his conspirators, using his magical powers to conjure up a tempest to wreck their ship. Believed to be the last play Shakespeare wrote while working alone, The Tempest is revered for its blending of darkness and light, comedy, drama, and romance. The work, full of timeless themes of forgiveness and enlightenment, is brought to life by this exceptional ensemble of actors. “Beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing, and crystalline in effect.” (New Yorker)

Can't make this performance but really want to see The Tempest? Aquila Theatre will also perform The Tempest at the Center for the Arts in Fairfax Jan. 23 at 8:00 pm. Click here for more details.

$44, $37, $26