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St. Helens High School to stage production of 'The Tempest'

Shakespeare play features Savanna Smiens in role of Prospero

Photo Credit: COURTESY OF ST. HELENS HIGH SCHOOL - A publicity photo from St. Helens High School's upcoming production of 'The Tempest,' one of the major works of William Shakespeare.The drama department at St. Helens High School is presenting its production of “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare this week.

The play opens Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Olmscheid Auditorium at the high school. There will also be performances on Friday, Feb. 20, and Saturday, Feb. 21.

“The Tempest” is set on a deserted island near Italy. It features Savanna Smiens as the wizard Prospero, Mackenzie Jerome as Duke Antonio, Emily Larson as King Alonso, McKenzie Phelps as Ariel, Rhys Robbins as Miranda and John Chabala as Ferdinand.

The play also includes Jared Angulo as Trinculo, Robin Cutshall as Stephano, Katie Davis as Sebastian, Noah Elstrom as Franciso, Josh Farrell as Caliban, Angelina Hansmann as Iris, Madeliene Hansen as Gonzalo, Sydney Harkins as Mariner and Spirit Coral, Beau Mason as Boatswain, Robbie Navarro as Adrian, Kayla Stroup as Ceres, Jessika Stuck as Juno, and Jason Zweigart as Master and Spirit Fang.

Evening performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday begin at 7 p.m. There will also be a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $6.