The Tempest

Virtual Production

February 19, 20, 21
February 26, 27, 28
2021

The Tempest is a play about magic, betrayal, love and forgiveness. It is set on an island somewhere near Italy where Prospero, the one-time Duke of Milan, and his beautiful daughter, Miranda, live with a sprite called Ariel and a strange wildman called Caliban. Prospero is a powerful magician who creates a storm, or tempest, that sets the scene for the play. In the events that follow we see a plot to murder the King of Naples, a drunken scheme to kill Prospero, and a romance between Miranda and the King’s son, Ferdinand.

Directed by Sara Long.

Youth Theater Zoom Readings

Zoom Reading

June 4, 2021

Once Upon a Zoom
Ava wants friends, which is why she agreed to work with some classmates on a project about the modern relevance of fairy tales. But as Ava finds herself once again waiting for her partners to show up online and feeling like she has to do all the work herself, she’s suddenly “Zoom-bombed”… by fairy tale characters! Ava soon gleans a lesson from timorous Cinderella, brash Maid Marion, besotted Robin Hood, and evil Evil Queen: her story is her own to write. Newly determined not to be taken advantage of, Ava is ready to tell the others that their partnership is over. Instead, she comes to find that her classmates have also learned a lesson about just how relevant fairy tales can be.

Alice in Cyberland
Procrastinating on her homework, Alice falls asleep as she plays solitaire on her computer and is awoken by a white rabbit. As the fuzzy bunny rushes off, the Cheshire Cat appears, informing Alice with a smile that she is now in Cyberland. Alice learns that she must find the dreaded Queen of Hearts in order to learn the password that will allow her to regain control of her computer. But everyone she meets along the way — a caterpillar, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and a duchess — tells her that she doesn’t want to meet the Queen of Hearts! When Alice finally encounters the Queen, her majesty accuses the visitor of stealing her password and puts her on trial in a most ridiculous manner.

Directed by Melissa McElhone.


Additional Events

Additional season events to look forward to include various selections from the free Reader’s Theatre Series and online workshops, dates to be announced.

Contact

Administrative Director Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org or (517) 539-4118.