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Gannon Schuster Theatre Shakespeare Summer Nights returns to LEAF with The Tempest

Published: 07/24/2022

Gannon Schuster Theatre Shakespeare Summer Nights returns to LEAF with The Tempest, photos by Rick Klein

Gannon Schuster Theatre Shakespeare Summer Nights returns to LEAF with The Tempest, photos by Rick Klein

Gannon Schuster Theatre’s Shakespeare Summer Nights returns to the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park with The Tempest, July 25, 26, at 27 at 7 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public. 

One of William Shakespeare’s last plays, The Tempest is a tale full of shipwrecks, new love, old enemies, spirits, magic and mischief. This production features local community actors and wildlife. 

This presentation of The Tempest is adapted and directed by Gannon Schuster Theatre alum Petra Shearer. Shearer is currently studying Shakespeare’s works at the Shakespeare Center in Staunton Virginia. 

Click to see more production - and behind-the-scenes - photos from The Tempest.

Directing The Tempest has been such a rewarding experience for me,” Shearer says. “Since it is my first time directing Shakespeare Summer Nights, there were definitely some challenging moments, but I learned and grew from them. The amazing cast and crew have impressed me with their talents and have made this one of the most fun shows I have ever been a part of. 

“Everyone who comes and sees this show will see that joy radiating from the stage! The Tempest is an action-packed, comedic, and lovely show that people of all ages and levels of Shakespeare comfortability will not want to miss!” 

Visit www.gannon.edu/schustertheatre or follow the Schuster Theatre on social media for more, and save the date to see The Tempest July 25-27. Bring a lawn chair or blanket (bug spray is recommended), cash for concessions, well-behaved pets and friends to the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park for Shakespeare Summer Nights. 

Learn more about the Schuster Theatre and The School of Communication and the Arts, part of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Gannon University.  


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