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'The Tempest' comes to Little Theatre

Feb. 14, 2011

KALAMAZOO--Western Film Society presents six screenings of "The Tempest" Friday through Sunday, Feb. 18-20, in the Little Theatre at Western Michigan University.

Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 and 5 p.m. General admission is $5 and $3 for WMU students with a valid Bronco Card.

In director Julie Taymor's version of Shakespeare's classic play, "The Tempest," the main character is now a woman named Prospera (portrayed by Oscar winner Helen Mirren). The duchess of Milan, she's exiled for practicing witchcraft and cast adrift at sea with her daughter, Miranda (Felicity Jones). The two soon find themselves on a distant island inhabited by a strange man, Caliban (Djimon Hounsou), whom Prospera enslaves. When the king of Naples sails near the isle, Prospera seizes a chance for revenge.

The 2010 film has a run time of 110 minutes and is rated PG-13 for nudity, suggestive content and scary images.

Parking and directions

The Little Theatre is located at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Lane on WMU's East Campus. Free off-street parking is available behind the theatre.

For more information, visit the Western Film Society online, e-mail westernfilmsociety@yahoo.com, or call the Little Theatre movie line at (269) 387-8221.

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Media contact: Tonya Durlach, (269) 387-8400, tonya.durlach@wmich.edu

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