Shakespeare takes BBC stage this fall

Shakespeare takes BBC stage this fall

William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" will take the stage at Baptist Bible College this fall.

The play, considered a romance, will be presented October 18, 19, and 20 in the Phelps Student Center at 7:30 p.m. A special free matinee performance will be offered on Friday, October 19 at 9:15 a.m.

Tickets are available online at They are $10 each, with discounted tickets for all students, alumni, and senior citizens. For details, call the BBC Box Office at 570.585.9000.

Giving direction
The play will be led by three co-directors, Professor Dr. Brian Maxwell, Hannah Sayre, and Traci Thompson both senior Communications majors

Audiences will notice some interesting twists to the traditional presentation of the play, including a unique setting and character interpretation.

Dr. Brian Maxwell has taught and directed plays at BBC&S for over 26 years. He holds degrees in communications, theatre, and ministry. He has also studied theatre in London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland. He received his Ph.D. from New York University's program in Educational Theatre.

Learn more about Theatre at BBC here.
The cast
The cast for "The Tempest" includes:

Alonso -Jason Rosengrant
Sebastian - Patrick Kelley
Prospero - Hannah Sayre
Antonia - Morgan White
Ferdinand - Stephen Merkh
Gonzola - Crista Gaskill
Caliban - Collis Bryant
Trinculo - Asa Bartos
Stephana - Maeghin Mueller
Miranda - Rachel Teffeteller
Ariel - Traci Thompson
Ariel Ensemble - Kyle Cryan
Ariel Ensemble - Joanna Ferbruche
Ariel Ensemble - Caleb Kambic
Ariel Ensemble - Allyson Kochanek
Ariel Ensemble - Kristin Miller
Ariel Ensemble - Jenny Whitham

About The Tempest
Considered by some the last play William Shakespeare wrote alone, "The Tempest" was written between 1610 and 1611.

The story surrounds Prospero, once the Duke of Milan, and his daughter Miranda. The two were set adrift and left to die at sea by Prospero's usurping brother, Antonio, when Miranda was very young. His daughter now an adult, Prospero seeks to gain back his stolen rights and title for Miranda's sake.

Using magic and a tempestuous storm, he causes the ship carrying Antonio and a party of travelers to become shipwrecked near the island where he and Miranda have been stranded. Treachery, magic, romance, and redemption ensue as Prospero seeks restoration and Miranda finds love.

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to learn and serve with excellence as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

To learn more, go to or call 570.586.2400.

Posted on: 9/6/2012 9:56:51 AM

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