On Friday, April 8, Richmond Shakespeare will bring together more than 120 high school students from across the region to Richmond CenterStage, for the second annual Bardathon—a unique theater festival featuring the Bard’s work. This year’s event focuses on The Tempest. In addition to local participants, students from School 213 in St. Petersburg, Russia, will participate, with the help of technology.
In choosing to participate, nine different school groups selected one scene each from The Tempest to prepare. Students have been working for weeks to memorize lines and create their props and set pieces. They determined a setting for their scene which means that, in this Tempest, some of the action will take place not on a magical island, but in outer space or other imaginative times and places.