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Kings and fools handle forgiveness, mercy, and revenge in the U of L theatre arts production of The Tempest, which continues today.

The Tempest will take place Sept. 26-29 at 8 p.m. each night. A matinee will happen at 3 p.m. on Sept. 29. All performances are to happen at the Thrust Theatre, located at 2314 S Floyd St. on the U of L campus (same intersection as the McDonalds).

Tickets for each show are $15 for adults, $12 for students, and $12 for senior citizens. All tickets can be purchased at the door or the U of L box office. More information on the show can be found at the U of L theatre arts website.

The Tempest features Prospero, who is shipwrecked along with others on a remote island. Prospero, the Duke of Milan, wants his daughter Miranda brought into power. He plans to use whatever means necessary, including manipulation and bringing up a tempest, to achieve this. 

However, when the plan is carried out, unexpected events take place and true natures are revealed.

The Tempest is believed to be Shakespeare's final work, created around 1610-11. 

Rinda Frye directed the production for U of L.

Following The Tempest, U of L will present Monsieur Baptiste, the Con Man. That production will go on in November.

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A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for Louisville.com since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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