The Bear Creek School Presents Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
Although considered one of Shakespeare's comedies, The Tempest deals with tragic, comic, and even romantic themes. The play explores the power of love and loyalty within a world of corruption, greed, and conspiracy.
When Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, discovers a vessel off his remote island carrying his usurping brother Antonio and Alonso, the King of Naples, he employs his magic to topple the ship in coastal waters. Following the shipwreck, the boat brings more to shore than just those two, including young Ferdinand (much to the pleasure of his daughter Miranda), a trio of power-hungry servants, and a merry band of Prospero's former council and crew.
Shakespeare invites the audience into a wrestling match between control and communion, through a story of service, romance, and ruses.
All performances are open to the public and will be held at The Bear Creek School's Performing Arts Center, 8525 208th Ave NE, Redmond WA, 98053, 452-898-1720, https://www.tbcs.org. There is no charge for admission.
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Director—Jared Mack, Upper School drama teacher at The Bear Creek School
Main characters in this production will be played by the following students. A few roles in Bear Creek's production of The Tempest are double cast to allow more students to experience and stretch their dramatic muscles.
Prospero – junior Keiko Austria of Redmond and junior Emma Firminger of Redmond
Miranda – junior Florence Lee of Bellevue and junior Alysse Quin of Kirkland
Caliban – junior Mariana Combariza of Redmond
Antonio – senior Lauren Shen of Seattle
Alonso – junior Issabella Dedomenico of Monroe
Ferdinand – freshman Sebastian Gomez of Kirkland and freshman Logan Jones of Bothell
Gonzalo – sophomore Kacey Fritz of Woodinville
About The Bear Creek School
Founded in 1988, in Redmond, Washington, The Bear Creek School provides a challenging academic curriculum taught from a Christian worldview. Our graduates qualify for acceptance into the finest colleges and universities and are prepared to engage the world with wisdom, compassion, and courage.
Celebrating over 30 years and recognized as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School, Bear Creek serves students from the greater Eastside and is housed on two campuses. Redmond Campus on Union Hill serves kindergarten to grade 12 students. Valley Campus, also in Redmond, serves preschool students. The Bear Creek School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools and Cognia (formerly AdvancED).
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