Hilltop Players present Shakespeare’s “Tempest”

February 9, 2015

The TempestFebruary 9, 2015 — Bryan’s Hilltop Players will present William Shakespeare’s fantastic spectacle “The Tempest” in a dessert theater Feb. 13 – 14 and 18 – 21.

Of the seniors of the theater department, who have been organizing the performance for over 10 months, Director Bernie Belisle remarked, “These five seniors have labored tirelessly from the embryonic stages of talking about doing ‘The Tempest’ to its final completion.” He said they should all be proud of their work, noting, “I have never let a group of students take full charge of a major production but this group has proven themselves time and again. They are a special group of young people.”

This later Shakespeare play is precisely the right mixture of fantasy, philosophy, spectacle, and humor that has delighted audiences for centuries. “The Tempest” reflects the new style of drama that had gained popularity on the London Stages of the early 17th century.

Cast members include Jusin Jones as Prospero, Jessica Baskin as Ariel, Rachel Liebert as Miranda, Elijah Gray as Ferdinand, Crystal LaPlue as Trinculo, Matthew Smith as Stephano, Caleb Julin as Caliban, Erica Wade as Alonsa, Nicholas Wilbanks as Antonio, Katelin Lowe as Sebastia, Deanna Kobel as Gonzala, Andrew Warren as the boatswain, and Grace Loe as the sprite.

“The Tempest” will be presented in Brock Hall on Fri. – Sat., Feb. 13 – 14, and Wed. – Sat., Feb. 18 – 21, at 7 P.M.

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Non-BC Students: $7

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