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The Department of Theatre Presents Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

Covenant College Theatre presents William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Shakespeare’s most musical play. The Tempest will run November 1, 2, 3 and 9 at 8:00 pm and November 10 at 2:30 pm. After the November 2nd performance, there will be a Q&A with some of the cast and crew—a faculty discussion panel will be held after the matinee on the 10th. 
Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for seniors, military, students, and Covenant staff. To inquire about group rates or to reserve tickets, please contact the box office at or 706-419-1051. Tickets may also be purchased online at or at the door as long as seats remain available.
The Tempest is the most musical of Shakespeare’s plays, with singing and dancing, as well as spectacular displays of Prospero’s magic. The fantastical play revolves around questions of power as well as revenge, justice, and mercy. The magician Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, and his daughter, Miranda, are left stranded on an island when he is deposed. Prospero conjures a tempest which shipwrecked those who plotted against him. Slavovsky remarks, “Prospero has the temptation of using his power to follow a dark, vengeful path against his enemies and must choose between that or mercy and forgiveness.” Peter Upton ’13 plays Prospero, alongside freshmen Elaine George ’22 as Miranda, Emily Cothran ’22 as Ariel, and Alex Wilson ’22 as Caliban. This production will contain original music by John Reeder ’17, performed by Reeder, violinist Xaris Emmett ’18, as well as several vocalists.