Berkshire Country Day School sixth and seventh graders are proud to present William Shakespeare's The Tempest on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at the Winthrop Theatre, 45 West Street in Lenox, MA.
Directed by BCD's theater director, Lia Russell-Self, the show is set on a far-away island. Prospero, a duke banished from his home, has taken charge of this magical island and the strange creatures that inhabit the land, including his faithful right-hand spirit, Ariel, the island native, Caliban, and Prospero's own daughter, Miranda. One day, Prospero spots a ship from his hometown, carrying his own brother, Alonso, the man who banished him. Prospero casts a storm to bring Alonso to him and to seek revenge, but not all goes according to plan. The two men learn more about themselves through this tempest than they could have ever imagined.
With original music composed by BCD students, The Tempest run time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Tickets are $5, and all proceeds go to support Berkshire Country Day School's Theater Department.