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 Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' Coming to SRU's Miller Auditorium 

 

SPOTLIGHT

2/3/2005

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SHAKESPEARE’S ‘THE TEMPEST’ COMING TO SRU’S MILLER AUDITORIUM

             SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –  “The Tempest,” by William Shakespeare, will be revived for eight performances by the SRU theater department beginning Feb. 23.

          Curtains are set for 8 p.m. Feb. 23-26 and March 1-3, and 2 p.m. Feb. 27 in Miller Auditorium. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for the general public.

          The play, set on a magical island, finds Prospero (Evan Endres of Ligonier), Miranda (Val Long of Moon Township) and their servants as inhabitants. The cast includes Dean O’Brokta of Saxonburg as Ferdinand, Deanna Brookens of Slippery Rock as Ariel, Jeff Feola of New Castle as Caliban and Bret Hockenberry of Oil City as Stephano.

          Directed by Laura Smiley, instructor of theater at SRU, with scenery and lighting designed by Gordon Phetteplace, associate professor of theater, and costumes by Rebecca Morrice, assistant professor of theater, the play brings together spirits, drunkards, monsters, maidens and shipwrecked, scheming noblemen.

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