The Tempest

Honors Acting Thesis, Honors Set Design Thesis

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The Swarthmore College Department of Theater presents William Shakespeare's The Tempest on Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. in the Frear Ensemble Theater, Lang Performing Arts Center (LPAC). The Tempest, Shakespeare's play of "magick", wrongs done, and forgiven, is often called his farewell to the theatre.

This original production is the Honors Acting Thesis of Cara Arcuni '09, Jackie Avitabile '09, and Jessie Bear '09 and the Honors Set Design Thesis of Kim Comer '09. Randolph Curtis Rand directs. Matthew Armstead '08 is designing lights, Adrian Davalos '09 is designing costumes, and Troy Herion is designing sound. The unusual casting and approach to this classic play reinvigorates the text.

The performances are free and open to the public without advance reservations. Each performance will be followed by a reception in LPAC lower lobby with the cast and crew of the production. For further information, contact Liza Clark at or call 610-328-8260.