Purdue University North Central students will present “Rough Magic” by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa at the Mainstreet Theatre, 807 Franklin St., in Michigan City. The public is invited to the performances on opening night Saturday, Nov., 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students presenting a valid student ID. The play contains some language and stage violence; parental discretion is advised.
“Rough Magic” takes characters from “The Tempest” and drops them into modern-day New York, with bizarre and dangerous consequences. “Dramatists Play Service” describes the show as “a Shakespearean action-adventure-fantasy in the tradition of Harry Potter and The X-Men that conjures a mythical, magical meta-universe.” Aguirre-Sacasa, who also writes for Marvel Comics, has created an experience that is by turns humorous, dark, and enchanting.
The cast and crew include PNC students and alumni Aram Arden, of LaPorte; Alexandra Becker, of LaPorte; Angela Barreto, of New Carlisle; Kevin Biertzer, of La Porte; Aaron Collings, of LaPorte; Sarah Dwight, of Michigan City; Cameron Fehland, of LaPorte; Kristen Fuller, of Valparaiso; Angie Hall, of Hebron; Chloe Hoeksema, of Valparaiso; Andrew Holt, of Michigan City; Jenn Junod, of LaPorte; Eileen Long, of Michigan City; Morgan Lynn, of Michigan City; Amber Mayes, of Michigan City; Michelle Schrader, of Chesterton and Travis Ziegler, of Hebron.
PNC Continuing Lecturer of English Dr. Bethany Lee, of Chesterton, will direct the play.
Further information may be obtained by contacting Lee at (219) 785-5229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.