UA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre presents THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare


CONTACT: Lisa Pierce, Director of Marketing & Development • (520) 626-2686 •
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television

Approximate run time: 102 minutes • 15-minute intermission • Brent Gibbs, Director • (520) 621-9402 •

Media Photo Call: Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:30 pm in the Tornabene Theatre

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Tucson, AZ – January 31, 2016

TUCSON, AZ – One of Shakespeare’s last and greatest works, The Tempest is part fairy tale, part romance and nothing but pure magic. From
the crash of the opening storm, to the echo of the play’s famous closing lines, audiences will be spellbound by the beauty of Shakespeare’s language and enthralled by the brilliance of his invention. Prospero, the magician and exiled Duke; Miranda, his beautiful daughter; Caliban, his half-human slave; and Ariel, a spirit of the air; are all part of the story, but Shakespeare is the true star in this late, great masterpiece of reconciliation and forgiveness.

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Folger Shakespeare Library is sending a First Folio to every state in the United States, and the University of Arizona was chosen through a competitive selection process to be the host site for Arizona! The touring exhibit will be installed at the Arizona State Museum. Join us as we celebrate the greatest playwright of the English language with First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, and visit to participate in other Shakespeare-related events on and off campus, including our production of The Comedy of Errors, running in repertory with The Tempest!

Dates & Times:
Previews: Previews: Mar 6 at 1:30pm, Mar 7 at 7:30pm
Evenings: Mar 9-11, Mar 25, Mar 31, Apr 2 at 7:30pm
Matinees: Mar 12, Mar 26, Apr 3 at 1:30pm

Place: Tornabene Theatre on the UA campus located near the SE corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.

Regular $28, Senior/UA Employee/Military $26, Student $19, Preview $17, Alumni discount $6 off qualifying rate
Deeper discounts apply for groups numbering 10+

Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162 | 12p-4p | M-F |
Also open one hour before each performance

Parking: Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Avenue just north of Speedway Blvd. Pre-paid parking is available for weekday evening performances. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park. If you have special needs for parking, please call UA Parking & Transportation Services at (520) 621-3550.

Media Contact: Lisa Pierce, (520) 626-2686,

Production Sponsors: Pat Engels & Richard Medland