SAINT AUGUSTINE – The Flagler College Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” with performances starting Oct. 30 in Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium.
Considered one of his last works, this tale of love, magic, betrayal and reconciliation is filled with fantasy and spectacle. The Flagler College production, directed by Associate Professor Andrea McCook, is set on a “mythical” desert island somewhere in the crossroads of the Middle East. The set, designed by Associate Professor Paul Denayer, will be massive in scale, including sand covering the stage. The elaborate Ancient Persian and Egyptian-inspired costumes by Theatre Resident Artist Elaina Wahl-Temple are sure to be a feast for the eyes. The original score was created by Joanne Maffia, a recent transplant from New York City to Flagler.
Performances are Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m. The Nov. 3 performance will take place at 2 p.m. All performances take place in the Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, downtown St. Augustine.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and may be purchased online at tickets.flagler.edu. Non-Flagler Student tickets are $5 with ID at the box office. Flagler faculty, staff, students and their immediate family members may obtain free tickets at the Lewis Auditorium box office with ID. The box office will open on Oct. 28 through Nov. 3, Monday through Friday 12-5 p.m. and 1 hour prior to curtain. During hours of operation, the box office can be reached at 904-826-8600.
For more information on “The Tempest” or the Theatre Arts program at Flagler College, please visit Flagler’s website at www.flagler.edu.