Bards Stage ‘The Tempest’


Performing in the Bards of Birmingham’s “The Tempest” are, from left, front: Abbe Coulter, Liza Ashe, Katie Grace Bateman, Esme Hill and Dorian Davis. Back: Molly Michaels, Chase Sherrer and Haley Sherrer.

The Bards of Birmingham will present a new production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” May 17-19 with children ages 6-14 in all of the roles.

The production uses Shakespeare’s original language.

Thirteen-year-old Molly Michaels portrays the sorceress Prospera, who seizes a unique opportunity for revenge when fate brings her enemies close to the island on which she’s been trapped. Esme Hill, 11, and Dorian Davis, 10, are Miranda and Ferdinand, the young lovers at the center of the story, and Liza Ashe and Abigail Coulter, both 9, are Ariel and Caliban, the magical creatures who represent the forces of good and evil and follow Prospera’s bidding.

Shows are at 6:30 p.m. May 17 and 18 and 2:30 p.m. May 19 at Eastlake United Methodist Church, 7753 1st Ave. South, Birmingham. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

For more information, visit, e-mail the or call Laura Coulter, executive director, at 261-1812.

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