WSC Avant Bard | theater on the edge
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tom Prewitt
Starring Christopher Henley as Prospero
Swept away by love and magic.
Shakespeare’s classic comedy—the only play he set in the New World—is filled with young love, dazzling magic, cross-cultural strife, and ultimately forgiveness. In Avant Bard’s offbeat update, The Tempest tells a story of refugees and exiles that asks, “How can we all get along on this island Earth?”
Immigrant families seeking asylum are being ripped apart and interned by a storm of American forces. Shakespeare called such acts “mountainish inhumanity.” We cannot weather this in silence.
For the final weekends of THE TEMPEST, Avant Bard commits to donating one-half of all full-price ticket proceeds to RAICES Texas (www.raicestexas.org) to provide legal and educational services to refugees and immigrants at the southern border, including removal defense, services for DACA candidates, and services for unaccompanied children.
Imagine a Brave New Arlington Without Homelessness: As a part of Avant Bard’s commitment to connect our audiences with our community, we have partnered with A-SPAN to help achieve its vision of ending homelessness in Arlington. For those weathering the tempest of homelessness, access to something as simple as breakfast can be the first step toward guiding their ship to port. After adding your tickets to your cart, you will have the opportunity to donate the cost of a box of cereal—the most-requested food item at A-SPAN’s Homeless Services Center. The proceeds from your donation will go to A-SPAN. For more information about A-SPAN, click here.
TO DONATE TO A-SPAN, CLICK THE CHECK BOX UNDER "A-SPAN CEREAL DONATION" ON THE "SELECT TICKET ADDONS" PAGE.