Mythfest 2016: Science Fiction and Shakespeare's Tempest

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April 13, 2016

Science Fiction and Shakespeare’s Tempest

The Festival of Myth and Ritual will take place Wednesday, April 20 through Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Outside Amphitheater in Barrett Honors College at 7:30 p.m. 

MYTHFEST will feature theatrical performances by Barrett Honors College students, Barrett alumni, invited guest artists and Herberger School of Film, Theater and Dance faculty and students. 

Tempest, a performance project by Professor Oscar Giner and Barrett Honors student Michael Arcaro (based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest), two science fiction one-act plays by Ray Bradbury, a selection of dramatic poems on southwestern and medieval themes will be part of the program. A different selection of presentations will take place each night.   

MYTHFEST is part of a general search for a theatrical form suitable for the re-enactment of American myths and legends. The festival aims to provide an alternative vision of theater, and an experience with ancient theatrical forms. The productions will combine elements from Spanish Medieval Drama and Native American tribal rituals, and the modern staging theories of Bertolt Brecht.


ATTENDANCE IS FREE! Shows start promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Images and Art by Kayci Monar

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