William Shakespeare's The Tempest


Lyric Theatre Thu, Jun 27 7:30 PM


The Rustic Mechanicals 2024 Thundering Hearts Tour of William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST will play the Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg, VA on Thursday, June 27.

On a distant island, a man waits. Robbed of his position, power, and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this is no ordinary island. Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm, he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up onto shore. When they wake, they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

Widely considered to be the last of his solo plays, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s final masterpiece, a hilarious and lyrical tale of forgiveness, generosity, and enlightenment.

Directed by Jim Warren, alongside Voice & Text Coach Bridget Rue Esterhuizen, and Dramaturg John Shirley, with Production Design by Jason A Young, and Production Management by Seret Cole and Niki DeWitt, the Mechanicals featured in this production include Len Batson, Kyia McGill, Sarah Young, Morgan Sprouse, Asa Krivnov, Ashton Nardella, Stephen Phillips, Jason A Young, Derek Hess, and Eric Jett.