The Monroe County Civic Theater will present “The Tempest” for its 29th annual Shakespeare in the Park event.
The performances are 6:45-9 p.m. May 31 and June 1, 6:45-9 p.m. June 2 and 2:45-5 p.m. June 3 at Third Street Park. The event is free, and attendees can bring blankets and chairs.
Founded in 1986, Monroe County Civic Theater is Bloomington’s only all-volunteer, amateur theater organization. Indiana University Health recently designated MCCT as Bloomington’s first dementia-friendly theater group.
“'The Tempest" is a story of magic, mystery, and intrigue as Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, seek their rightful place in the world,” according to a MCCT press release. “Along the way, the audience meets a large cast of characters, from the sprite Ariel to the dark and sinister Caliban.”
In addition to “The Tempest,” the MCCT Children’s Theater program will present “Tempest in a Teacup,” a shorter version of the story designed to help a younger audience understand the plot.
Across all of the performances, more than 45 local residents are involved, from acting to creating the set, as well as other behind-the-scenes work.