Thespian Troupe 7789

Chanhassen High School Drama and Thespian Troupe 7789 members rehearse for a previous theatrical production. Their latest show, “Rough Magic,” will be onstage April 26 and 27 and May 1, 2 and 3 at Chanhassen High School.

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 for tickets.

Chanhassen High School is located at 2200 Lyman Blvd., Chanhassen.

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Meghan Davy Sandvold is a regional reporter covering the eight Southwest News Media communities. Born and raised in the Lake Minnetonka area, she now calls Eden Prairie home.