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         Join Our ESU Group to See                      The Tempest

Produced by Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
Directed by Sidonie Garrett

The Kansas City Branch of the English-Speaking Union cordially invites all members and guests to a matinee performance of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. This is a script-in-hand performance and is produced by The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, directed by Sidonie Garrett.

When:  Sunday, March 26, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM

Where: Johnson County Community College
               Polsky Theatre in the Carlsen Center
               College Blvd. and Quivira Rd.
               Click here for map and free parking locations

Who: All ESU members are invited to attend. And, we encourage you to bring friends, relatives and neighbors who would enjoy this outstanding romantic comedy.

Performance Ticket Price: $25 per person.

Purchase Tickets Online: Click here to purchase tickets online. You may pay by check (payable to "ESU") Send check to attention of Deborah McArdle, 8436 Lee Blvd., Leawood, KS 66206.

Deadline to Purchase: Please purchase your tickets by March 16, 2017 so we have a final count to sit together in a group.

Questions?: Call Deborah McArdle at (913) 492-8753

After the performance, our ESU group will meet at Ricco's Italian Bistro just east of the College for a casual light meal or appetizers to discuss the play.

While this performance is not until late March, it is expected to sell out and tickets are on sale now. We recommend contacting Deborah McArdle as soon as possible to reserve your seat.


One of Kansas City's great Shakespearian actors stars in The Tempest—John Rensenhouse.  We invite you to journey with our ESU group to experience this historic production presented by the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.

The Tempest, a romantic comedy, is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, his machinations bring about revelations, redemption and romance, with a cast of time-honored Shakespearean characters: heroes, villains, a princess and a magician. John Rensenhouse (left) stars as Prospero.


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