Sunday, April 28, 2013

OPERA BASED ON “THE TEMPEST” PERFECT FOR CHILDREN

Ariel's Tempest
WHEN: Saturday, May 4 @ 10:30 AM; Saturday May 4 @ 1:00 PM
WHERE:
Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $10

Peabody Opera Outreach presents this 45-minute opera for children, based upon William Shakespeare's The Tempest.

The show features Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, who has turned himself into a magician; Miranda, his teenage daughter; the spirit Ariel and the monster Caliban, creatures of the air and earth who Prospero rescued from bondage and who now serve him.

We see the dreadful tempest that Ariel creates on Prospero’s command to wreck the ship containing his enemy, King Alonso, and his young son Ferdinand, each of whom now believes that the other is dead. Miranda and Ferdinand fall in love at first sight, but Prospero, wishing to test the young man’s determination, accuses him of being a spy and puts him to hard labor.

Shakespeare himself makes an appearance, and a Stage Manager is there to take us on the journey, which of course leads to a happy ending.

Appropriate for all ages.

A limited number of 1/2 price tickets are available for both Saturday, May 4 performances. In addition, buy one student ticket and get the second one free. To redeem, please present this offer at the box office on the day of the performance. You may also call the Theatre Project box office at 410.752.8558 to purchase tickets in advance.