Aquila Theatre - "The Tempest"

Aquila Theatre's 'The Tempest.' Image Courtesy of the Artists.
Venue
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Address
George Mason University’s Center for the Arts
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Fairfax
Date(s)/Time:
Friday, January 23, 2015 (8:00 PM-10:00 PM)
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Email stagecfa@gmu.edu
Website cfa.gmu.edu

Shakespeare’s final masterpiece is unique among his work and is widely considered to be one of his finest. Acclaimed British-American touring company Aquila Theatre brings to our stage this tale of shipwrecks, magical powers, vengeance, forgiveness, and enlightenment. The Bard’s bittersweet farewell to the stage is the story of Prospero, the Duke of Milan and self-taught sorcerer, who was put to sea with his daughter, Miranda, but found exile on an exotic and mystical island. Seeking justice against those who usurped him, and with retribution finally within his grasp, his relationship with his child is tested when she falls in love with the son of one of the conspirators. Prospero’s memorable soliloquy and epilogue, in which he vows to give up magic, is thought to be Shakespeare’s retirement speech. “If energy be the food of Shakespeare, then Aquila Theatre serves up a smorgasbord.” (Boston Globe)



Admission Fee: Tickets: $44, $37, $26. Youth Discount: tickets are half price for youth through grade 12.

Last Updated: 4/23/2014 2:56 PM
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