August Brings Shakespeare to Crowley’s Ridge State Park

The Rough Magic Shakespeare Company brings “The Tempest” to the outdoor amphitheater at Crowley’s Ridge State Park in Paragould on Aug. 2-5 and Aug. 9-12. “The Tempest,” written by William Shakespeare in 1610-11, is set on a remote island, home of Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, and his daughter Miranda. Alonso, the king of Naples, and Antonio, brother of Prospero who took the title of Duke of Milan after his brother’s exile, are shipwrecked on the island. The story follows Prospero’s use of magic, illusion and manipulation to return Miranda to her rightful place in Milan’s society.
Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. each evening. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children and group discounts are available. Visit or phone the park at 870-573-6751 for details.
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