Shakespeare's ‘The Tempest' to be Performed at Hartwick

August 18, 2010

Hartwick College will welcome Cambridge University American Stage Tour's production of The Tempest at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. September 7 in Slade Theatre in Yager Hall. The show is sponsored by Hartwick's Theatre Arts program and the Foreman Performing Arts Series.

The public is welcome to attend. Tickets are $10 for the general public and will be available at the door. The show is free of charge for Hartwick students with ID and $5 for Hartwick faculty and staff.

The Tempest tells the story of the deposed Duke of Milan Prospero, who summons up a storm to shipwreck his usurpers on his island. Theatre-goers are drawn into a world of young love ignited at a glance, bruised egos and damaged pride, a promised liberation soon to be betrayed, and the end of a private empire.

As a non-profit annual theatre tour that began in 2000, CAST includes 16 directors, producers, actors, and technicians from Cambridge University. Each year, it brings a different Shakespeare play to colleges, universities, high schools, and professional theatres from along the East Coast. The company's 2010 tour marks CAST's 10th production, and is the biggest in its history. While on campus, company members also will lead performance workshops and activities with Hartwick students.

The troupe's recent performances have included Henry V, A Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night, and As You Like It. They also offer educational workshops and activities designed to broaden students' understanding and study of Shakespeare. Last year, the group brought Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona to the Hartwick campus.

For more about CAST and this year's tour, visit

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