Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
'The Tempest'

March 24, 2017 - March 26, 2017 | Polsky Theatre

$21 - $25 Individual Tickets Season Ticket Package


John Rensenhouse as Prospero

The Performing Arts Series is thrilled to partner once again with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival for a script-in-hand performance of "The Tempest," by William Shakespeare.

It 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.

The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is celebrating its 25th year and is delighted to collaborate with JCCC's Performing Arts Series as one of its "25 for the 25th" — performances and events which are providing Shakespeare all year — presentations in all arts disciplines and focused on Shakespeare-inspired or -derived works.

Daytime Performances

10 a.m., March 23, 2017

Grades High School and up

Schools should call the box office at 913-469-4445 to purchase tickets, priced at $5 or less. Email Angel Mercier to see if your school qualifies for funding to assist with tickets and buses.

Your destination is the Carlsen Center circle drive at JCCC, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS.

Show running time is around 2 hours, plus a 15-minute intermission.

Please arrive 30 minutes early to the Carlsen Center and allow ample time to find parking. Reserved parking in the lower west Carlsen Center garage near the JCCC College Boulevard main entrance.

No food or drinks in the theatres.

Large school groups receive priority seating. General public seating is on a first-come/first-seated basis in sections to be determined. An usher will escort you to your seating area.

Regardless of age, each person attending the performance must have a ticket; "lap tickets" for infants may be purchased at the box office, 913-469-4445.