Shakespeare comes to the Big Apple in “Rough Magic”
Chanhassen High School and Thespian Troupe 7789 will present “Rough Magic” at Chanhassen High School at 7 p.m. April 26 and 27 and May 1, 2 and 3.
This action-adventure-fantasy will transplant characters from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” to modern day New York City. 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.
But 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.
Tickets are $8 to $10 with discounts for students and seniors. Visit district112.booktix.com for tickets.
Chanhassen High School is located at 2200 Lyman Blvd., Chanhassen.