Denison Theatre Season Continues With Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'
Posted: November 9, 2000
The Denison University Theatre 2000-2001 season continues with its second production of the year, William Shakespeare's "The Tempest." The production opens at 8 p.m. Friday (Nov. 10) and continues with performances on Saturday (Nov. 11) and Tuesday through Saturday (Nov. 14-18) in Ace Morgan Theatre. Department Chair Jon Farris directs this production.
Deposed by his evil brother, Antonio, a powerful magician named Prospero lives in exile on a remote island with his 15-year old daughter, Miranda, a delicate fairy named Ariel, a monster named Caliban, and an assortment of magical servants. When a ship carrying Antonio and his fellow conspirators passes close by his island, Prospero summons up a tempest. The ship is wrecked near the island, but its noble passengers are swept safely ashore?right into Prospero's plan. Broken up into small groups, each with a different conception of the island, the travelers meet their fate at the hands of Prospero. Shakespeare's timeless tale of magic, love, revenge and redemption still casts its own irresistible spell.
Portraying the island inhabitants are seniors Jon Risk (Northbrook, Ill.) as Prospero, Meredith Zinsser (Mentor) as Miranda, Joe Miller (Quarryville, Pa.) as Caliban, and junior Elizabeth Brammer (Shadyside) as Ariel. Portraying the shipwreck victims are seniors Shelby Mattingly (Shaker Heights) as Sebastian, Andrew Levitt (Columbus) as Gonzolo, Sean Bill (Santa Barbara, Calif.) as Alonzo, Bill Kempey (Allendale, N.J.) as Stephano, junior Scott Esposito (Bentleyville) as Antonio, sophomore Jason Seltzer (Mount Lebanon, Pa.) as Ferdinand, and freshman Mark Soloff (Pittsburgh, Pa.) as Trinculo. Playing multiple roles are senior Mary Reichert (Bedford) as the Boatswain, nymph, reaper and fairy, juniors Jenn Hulbert (Louisville, Ky.) as Juno, a fairy, and Adrian, and Lynn Hull (Jacksonville, Fla.) as Isis, a fairy, and Francisco.
Designing the production are theatre faculty members Associate Professor Peter Pauze, scenery, lighting and sound, and Assistant Professor Cynthia Turnbull, costumes. The production will be stage-managed by senior Hillary Smith (Zionsville, Ind.) and assistant stage managed by freshman Jenny McInnis (Peterborough, N.H.).
Tickets for "The Tempest" are $9 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, and $4 for students of all ages. Call (740) 587-6527 to reserve tickets and for more information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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