"Actors from the London Stage"
Return to Present "The
Posted February 10, 2003
HOLLAND -- Some of England's top actors are coming
to Hope College to present a work by their nation's greatest
"Actors from the London Stage" will present
William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" on Wednesday, Feb. 26,
Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 1, at 8 p.m. at the
Some of Shakespeare's most memorable characters,
including Prospero, Miranda, and Caliban, help create one
the Bard's most beloved plays.
"Actors from the London Stage" features Guy
Burgess, Caroline Devlin, Paul Moriarty, Edward Peel and
Terence Wilton. The five veteran classical theatre actors
have experience in such companies as the Royal Shakespeare
Company, The Royal National Theatre, The English Shakespeare
Company, as well as extensive credits in film and
television, including the BBC. The company is pulled
together for one tour only, with a new group being recreated
for another play twice a year.
"The Tempest" tells the fantastical story of
Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, who are exiled to an
island when Prospero's brother takes over his land. The
island's inhabitants, Ariel and Caliban, fall under the
control of the magical Prospero.
When Prospero's brother and others are shipwrecked
and land on the same island, Shakespeare's classic
exploration of human relationships reaches its peak.
The performances will cap a week-long residency by
"Actors from the London Stage," during which the visiting
performers will work with Hope students in more than 20
classrooms, on a variety of topics.
Tickets cost $14 for regular adult admission, $12
for senior citizens, and $5 for children 18 and under, and
are available in the theatre lobby box office in the DeWitt
Center. The box office is open Monday through Friday from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., and can
be called at (616) 395-7890. Anyone in interested in a
group discount may call (616) 395-7893.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. 8th
St. The DeWitt Center is located on Columbia Avenue at 12th