Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ Staged on Shelter Island Friday

Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island is presenting an outdoor performance of “The Tempest” on Friday, and guests are encouraged to picnic as they enjoy the William Shakespeare play.

New York-based Mad and Merry Theatre Co. will put on the show, which is thought to be the last play that Shakespeare ever wrote.

“The Tempest” centers on Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, and his daughter, who have been shipwrecked for 12 years, when fate finally brings his enemies close to shore. According to the theater company, “Knowing that everything hangs in the balance, Prospero conjures a storm that lures them to the island he inhabits. It is a place where anything seems possible and no man is himself.”

Madeline Sayet directs.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the show begins at 5:30. Guests should brings blankets and low chairs.

Tickets are $15 in advance at tempestatthemanor.brownpapertickets.com and $20 at the gate. Students and children are free.

Sylvestor Manor is located at 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island. The manor is a nonprofit educational farm on a 243-acre historic plantation.

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