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The Rustic Mechanicals Present Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”

Jul 14, 2024 at 3:00 PM

Pocahontas County Opera House
818 3rd Avenue
Marlinton, WV 24954

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This summer, the enchanting shores of Prospero's island will come to life in Pocahontas County Opera House as The Rustic Mechanicals, West Virginia's premier Shakespeare touring company, presents William Shakespeare's "The Tempest." This one-time performance is scheduled for Sunday, July 14, at 3 p.m., promising an afternoon filled with magic, laughter, and a timeless tale of forgiveness and enlightenment.

Directed by renowned director Jim Warren, with the collaborative genius of Voice & Text Coach Bridget Rue Esterhuizen, Dramaturg John Shirley, and under the stunning production design of Jason A Young, "The Tempest" features a dynamic cast led by Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, who uses his sorcery to conjure a storm and exact vengeance on his usurpers. This illustrious cast includes Len Batson, Kyia McGill, Sarah Young, Morgan Sprouse, Asa Krivnov, Ashton Nardella, Stephen Phillips, and others, who collectively breathe life into this lyrical Shakespearean tale. With Production Management helmed by Seret Cole and Niki DeWitt, this play promises a spectacle of the highest caliber.

"The Tempest" is believed to be Shakespeare's final solo play, a breathtaking work that combines elements of tragedy and comedy. It is a story about human nature, power, and the capacity for both revenge and mercy. This production will transport the audience to a world where nothing is as it seems, unveiling the beauty of Shakespeare's language and the depth of his characters.

Founded in 2014 by Celi Oliveto, The Rustic Mechanicals has dedicated itself to the mission of making Shakespeare's works accessible to modern audiences. Known for their innovative casting and faithful adherence to Shakespeare's staging conditions, the troupe tours five shows annually, including their much-loved "West Virginia Shakespeare in the Park(s)" and the unique "a Play, a Pie, and a Pint" series.

Tickets for the upcoming performance of "The Tempest" at the Pocahontas County Opera House are now available for purchase. Adult admission is priced at $10, while attendees aged 17 and under can enjoy the show free of charge. To secure your tickets, please visit pocahontasoperahouse.org, stop by the 4th Avenue Gallery in Marlinton, or you can purchase them at the venue's entrance on the evening of the performance.

The Pocahontas County Opera House is sincerely thankful for the continuous financial support from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, endorsed by the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Acknowledgments are also extended to Pocahontas County Dramas, Fairs and Festivals, Mid-Atlantic Arts, and the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau for their generous contributions. The Opera House is equally thankful for the broader community whose love and appreciation have been steadfast. Such support enables us to bring quality performances and cultural experiences to our beloved audience.

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