The Tempest




Love, revenge, power, lust, betrayal and forgiveness will all be on the Allaert Auditorium stage in William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest at St. Ambrose University on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 9 at  3:00 p.m.



This epic voyage will take the audience on a journey into an exotic world of magic and illusion. This classic tale of a protective father who plots to restore his place as the Duke of Milan plans to entertain the audience with abundant special effects. Revenge, trickery, comic sidekicks and romance all work together to tell Shakespeare’s classic tale that is rooted in the ultimate of gifts— forgiveness.


"The Tempest" is a play that has delighted audiences for almost 400 years and is regarded by almost all scholars to be Shakespeare's last complete solo work.  St. Ambrose University’s production has some very special additions including original music by Aaron Randolph III.


 “It’s not every day that a play has so many special effects.  I feel like a choreographer guiding the actors to dance along with the effects.  That’s what makes this particular production so much fun!” says director Cory Johnson.


This production is part of the Shakespeare Project of St. Ambrose University: In celebration of William Shakespeare’s legacy since his death 400 years ago, the St. Ambrose Community has scheduled a full sleight of Shakespeare-related events for the coming academic year.

TICKETS $13 adults, $11 faculty/staff/alumni/senior citizens,
$9 non-SAU students, SAU students with current valid student ID are free. For ticket information, call 563-333-6251 or visit to reserve tickets.

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