Sat, Dec 3, 7pm, 2016
By William Shakespeare
Tickets are available online
Come adventure to an exotic island alive with magic, revenge, and finally forgiveness. The Tempest, a romantic comedy and the final play written by William Shakespeare, remains his most entertaining and poignant piece today.
A punishing storm at sea begins this tale about betrayal, when an exiled ruler uses dark powers to wreck the ship on which sails the King and those betrayers. Not a soul perishes, and instead a romance is born between the royal magician’s daughter and the King’s son. But there are more plots afoot: drunken butlers, a spiteful island monster, and supernatural creatures to carry out the twists and turns that bring us through this magical world to the sweet surrender found in truest love at the end.
Seattle University comes to The Merc with this, its fourth production touring to The Methow Valley. Audiences have enjoyed Imaginary Invalid, Picnic, and most recently, Women of Troy.
Come early and view art on display by Liberty Bell High School students.
Also, in December, The Merc’s gallery is a great place to do your holiday shopping! When you come see the performance, you’ll find the theater’s annual silent auction full of local goods and services awaiting your bid. Auction runs through December 11th and helps support The Merc’s annual costs.
DATE: Dec 3, 7pm. TICKETS: $16-$18, free to students 18 and under. Tickets are available online up to one hour before show time, also available at the door. LOCATION: Merc Playhouse in Twisp. INFO/LOCATION: The Merc Playhouse, 101 S. Glover St, Twisp, Wa. www.mercplayhouse.org, 509-997-7529.