Chanhassen High School

Chanhassen High School, 2200 Lyman Boulevard, Chanhassen.

Chanhassen High School and Thespian Troupe 7789 present “Rough Magic” April 26-May 3.

“We are excited to share with you this action/adventure/fantasy, transplanting characters from Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest,’ to modern day New York City,” states a press release.

“Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa conjures up a mythical, magical tale in which the evil sorcerer Prospero is willing to do anything to recover his stolen book of magic — even if it means the total destruction of Manhattan.”

“Lucky for us, New York has an unlikely quartet of defenders — a plucky dramaturg who has the often unwanted ability to free characters from literature, Prospero’s not too terribly bright son Caliban, a revenge-seeking Fury from Ancient Greece and a 17-year old-lifeguard from Coney Island. The forces of evil are no match for these heroes!”

The show is directed by Jim Lund.

Tickets are on sale now at for upcoming show dates of April 26, 27, 28 and May 1, 2, and 3.

Tickets will also be available at the door. Adult tickets are $10; student and senior tickets are $8. All performances are held in the Black Box Theater at Chanhassen High School, 2200 Lyman Blvd., Chanhassen.

Community Editor

Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.


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