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SHAKESPEARE'S 'THE TEMPEST' TAKES UNIVERSITY THEATRE BY STORM

Old Dominion's production of Shakespeare's final masterpiece, "The Tempest," continues at University Theatre through Oct. 28.

Directed by internationally acclaimed guest artist Leon Ingulsrud, the production promises striking visual images that integrate the movement styles of Japanese master Tadashi Suzuki and American innovator Anne Bogart.

"The Tempest" marks Ingulsrud's fifth collaboration with the university's Theatre Program. His previous productions, all of which were nominated for area theatre awards, were "The Hairy Ape," "Macbeth," "Medea" and "Moby Dick."

Written at the end of his prolific career as a dramatist, "The Tempest" is Shakespeare's love song to the wonder of theatre. Prospero wields his magic staff to orchestrate chaos and order, as characters struggle for romance and redemption on a faraway island. The resulting drama is sometimes hilarious, sometimes haunting, and always reminds the audience of the power of the stage. "We are such stuff as dreams are made on," Shakespeare reminds us, and no play in his cannon brings these dreams to such dramatic life.

Performances will be 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre in the Technology Building on Old Dominion's campus, at the corner of Hampton Boulevard and 46th Street.

Tickets prices are $10 general admission, $6 for students and $7.50 for faculty, staff and senior citizens.

For reservations call 683-5305.

This article was posted on: October 15, 2001

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