Bedford High School Drama Club presents The Tempest by William Shakespeare on November 9th &10th.

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The cast of The Tempest, the Bedford High School Drama Club’s autumn production, with performances on November 9 and 10, 2018 – Courtesy image (c) 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

 

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The Tempest, Shakespeare’s last play, is a tale of revenge, magic, and forgiveness.

Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, has been overthrown by his brother and sent out to sea with his young daughter. They are believed to be dead, but they are alive on an island and Prospero uses magic to rule over the inhabitants of the island. When Prospero’s brother, The King of Naples, and their men are sailing by his island, Prospero causes a shipwreck with the help of his spirit servant Ariel and sets out to gain revenge on these men for attempting to murder him twelve years earlier.

Because it is Shakespeare’s last play, many believe that Prospero’s character was meant to represent Shakespeare, as the whole play alludes to the theatre and theatrical elements quite often.

The ambitious BHS production features original music composed by BHS senior Eran Zelixon and director Katrina Faulstich, and an ensemble of twenty actors: Fahad Alden, Charlie Anderson, Heather Anderson, Liam Buckley, Audrey Bush, Derion Felton, Natasha Ferguson, Isabelle Gitlin, Sophia Gitlin, Jillian Guetersloh, Ellie Hernandez, Somer Lankford, Ben Liao, Nikita Nemirovsky, Willa Potter, George Rackey, Joleen Ricci, Rachel Winkler, Ben Woodward, and Eran Zelixon. Katrina Faulstich directs the show with Betsy Goetschius as Costume Designer, Erik Smallenberger as Technical Director, and Kristyn Brophy as Lighting Designer.

The performances will be held at the BHS Auditorium on November 9th and 10th at 7:00 P.M. with a matinee show on November 10th at 2 P.M.

Tickets cost $10 for students and senior citizens and $12 for adults. Tickets are available online now at https://bhschorusandtheater.weebly.com/tickets.html and will also be available at the door before the performances. Tickets are general admission, no assigned seats. The show will run a little over 2 hours. Please email director Katrina_Faulstich@bedfordps.org with questions.


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