Césaire’s ‘Une Tempête’ performed for Shakespeare Festival finale

Une Tempete being performed on stage

The 1969 play, “Une Tempête” by Aimé Césaire, transforms the story of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the final production of NAU’s College of Arts and Letters Shakespeare Festival from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Liberal Arts building, room 120.

“Une Tempête” is a post-colonial take on Shakespeare’s work and raises questions of race, rebellion and slavery amidst a backdrop of magic and fraternal strife. Presented in French with English subtitles, “Une Tempête” is performed by French language students and is a free, public performance.

Free parking is available in Lot P13, adjacent to the Performing and Fine Arts Building and Cline Library.