Meredith Ensemble Theatre Presents The Tempest

Meredith Ensemble Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” September 28-October 2.

Performances are Wednesday, Sept. 28-Thursday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 30 and October 1 at 6 p.m., and October 2 at 3 p.m. in McIver Amphitheater.

The production is being held in Meredith’s outdoor amphitheater in order to give students and the audience an experience more like that of Shakespeare’s day. The environmentally friendly production, which will not use amplified sound or lighting, is part of Meredith’s Sustainable September focus on thinking “green.”

The idea for the Tempest and the “green” nature of the production “came from a desire to give our student actors and our audience an experience more historically accurate to what may have happened during the playwright’s life,” said Associate Professor of Theatre Steven Roten, who adapted the script for the Meredith production.

“Shakespeare did not have all of our modern technology to tell his stories,” Roten said. “He had actors, some costumes, some rudimentary stage mechanics, and the sun.”

Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students/seniors, free to Meredith faculty, staff and students.

Call the Meredith College Box Office at (919) 760-2840 or email to reserve seats.

Date Submitted: 2011-09-27

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