Come see a free performance Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at Jordan-Matthews on February 23

Siler City, NC – PlayMakers Repertory Company rolls into Siler City once again for a FREE performance of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” It’s part of the PlayMakers Mobile tour, some truly innovative performances that make theater available, enjoyable and accessible to all in the community.

  • Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  • JM Media Center 910 E. Cardinal Street Siler City, NC

Masks are requested for audience members and will be available at the performance. PlayMakers recently had to postpone an entire week of “Hamlet” performances on its mainstage because of a COVID-19 outbreak and makes this request to protect actors and keep mobile performances running.

Directed by Tracy Bursley, The Tempest takes place on a desolate island. The former Duke Prospero and his daughter Miranda have learned to live with the strange and wonderful inhabitants of the land. Exiled by his own brother for being more interested in studying magic than ruling his people, Prospero connects to the enchantments of the island and uses them to summon his enemies and seek his revenge. What ensues is a surprising tale of transformation and all must decide who and how to forgive.

In this tragic comedy, Shakespeare tells a story of love, will, reunion and mercy that questions what it truly means to be human.

This performance is open to students, faculty and the entire community. Based on previous productions in this series, the running time is projected to be about 90 minutes, with a 70-minute performance and 10 minutes of audience activities before and after the play.

📖 PROGRAM for The Tempest