The Branson Regional Arts Council is getting rave reviews of it’s 4th Annual Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest.
Final Performances: Chad A Fuqua Memorial Park, 312 Esplanade Dr., Hollister, MO
- Sunday – Oct 3 – 8pm
- Monday – Oct 4 – 8pm
“Amazing performance of The Tempest in Chad A Fuqua Park yesterday evening. Thank you to Branson Regional Arts Council for bringing theatre to our Hollister Park.”
– Denise Olmstead – Deputy City Administrator, City of Hollister
Bring your own lawn chair or blankets as seating is open in the grass in front of the stage. Bring your own coolers, snacks and refreshments. Jackets are highly recommended as it may cool down in the evening.
“Shakespeare in the park was excellent! So much talent! We enjoyed this SO much! Ariel was incredibly graceful and spirit-like, Caliban was AMAZING, very unearthly, and creepy! We loved Prospero. Trinculo and Stephano kept us in stitches. Amazing performance! Thank you for a great venue and performance!”
– Terena Terry
Summary of The Tempest:Prospero uses magic to conjure a storm and torment the survivors of a shipwreck, including the King of Naples and Prospero’s treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero’s slave, Caliban, plots to rid himself of his master, but is thwarted by Prospero’s spirit-servant Ariel. The King’s young son Ferdinand, thought to be dead, falls in love with Prospero’s daughter Miranda. Their celebrations are cut short when Prospero confronts his brother and reveals his identity as the usurped Duke of Milan. The families are reunited and all conflict is resolved. Prospero grants Ariel his freedom and prepares to leave the island.
The Branson Regional Arts Council was founded in 1965 as the “Taney Arts Council,” and officially established 501 (c)(3) non-profit status as “Branson Arts Council, Inc.” in 1993.
Our mission is “to provide artistic, cultural and educational opportunities that support, strengthen and enhance artistic experiences for people of all ages in our area.”
Financial support is provided by BRAC members, theatre patrons, private donors, as well as additional grant support from the Missouri Arts Council, City of Branson, and other organizations.
BRAC, PO Box 2004, Branson, MO 65615