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Aquila Theatre to present ‘The Tempest’ at Columbia Theatre


Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Aquila Theatre presents The Tempest
by: Tonya Lowentritt

COLUMBIA THEATRE TO PRESENT SHAKESPEAREAN PLAY - Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Aquila Theatre in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" March 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, online at columbiatheatre.org, or by calling 985-543-4371.


HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Aquila Theatre in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" for one night only on Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.

Aquila Theatre was founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck and has been based in New York City since 1999. Since Aquila's mission is to bring the greatest theatrical works to the greatest number, they present a regular season of plays in New York, at international festivals, and tours to approximately 70 American towns and cities each year.

"A Columbia fan favorite, Aquila Theatre brings its innovative style and dynamic physical approach to this famous tale of forgiveness and enlightenment," said Columbia Theatre Interim Director Roy Blackwood. "With an ensemble of superb performers and Aquila's exhilarating execution, this new production of 'The Tempest' is sure to delight."

Believed to be Shakespeare's final play, "The Tempest" is filled with magic, the supernatural, and a heightened sense of theatricality, Blackwood added.

"Prospero, the Duke of Milan, has been usurped and exiled by his own brother and left stranded on a remote and mystical island with his daughter Miranda," he said. "Hoping to restore Miranda to her rightful place and to seek revenge, Prospero conjures a storm to shipwreck his brother and his conspirators. The story becomes complicated as Miranda falls in love with the son of one of the conspirators."

Tickets for "The Tempest" range from $25 - $39 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also purchase tickets online at www.columbiatheatre.org. Special student ticket prices are available. Call the box office for more information.

All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for "The Tempest" and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction at the Columbia box office. Contact the box office at (985) 543-4371 for more information.




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