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'Tempest' opens Friday at Forest Grove High School

COURTESY PHOTO - Sitting, Aubrey Crouch plays Miranda in Forest Grove High Schools production of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest.' Standing in center is Tori Parker as Propsera and watching is her spirit Ariel, played by Linnaea Rusaw. The Forest Grove High School Theatre Department brings Shakespeare’s classic story of love and revenge, “The Tempest,” to the stage this month.

The cast of more than students includes Tori Parker as Prospera and Linnaea Rusaw as Ariel.

This is the sixth annual Shakespearean production at Forest Grove High School.

Performances are 7:30 p.m., Jan. 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at the Ellen Stevens Auditorium at the high school, 1401 Nichols Lane.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students.

On the weekend of Jan. 19-21, the FG Adventure Club will hold a silent auction opening one hour before the performances. Students are raising money for their educational trip to Europe during spring break 2017, where they’ll visit numerous historical sites and learn about new cultures.

Blazer tickets, restaurant gift baskets and a variety of items from local businesses are up for auction.

Auction winners will be contacted within a week of the event.