Dinner Theater!! Wuthering, presented by Tempest Studios

Saturday Feb 13th, 2016

It's that special time of the year, and yes, time for another Tempest Valentine's Day Dinner Theatre - only this time, we're doing it on Feb 13! Hope you can join us in celebrating the lovely and haunting words of the Bronte sisters along with a scrumptious dinner. Details below. And BYOB as usual!
Tempest Productions Inc. and Webster’s Bookstore Café presenta valentine’s day dinner theatre production ofWutheringby Cynthia Mazzant Re-discover the words, imaginations and dreams of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte WutheringSaturday, February 13, 20166:30-7:30 Dinner8 pm CurtainDinner and the Show $40Show (w/coffee & dessert) $25 atWebster’s Bookstore Café133 E. Beaver AvenueState College, PA(Wheel-chair accessible via the Humes Alley entrance) 1.866.248.5091www.tempestproductions.orgFor Tickets - http://wuthering.bpt.me  “It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn.” – Emily Bronte A set of toy soldiers leads to a fantasy world of armies, heroes, fugitives, outlaws and publishers as the Bronte siblings created imaginary worlds. Their devotion to writing would lead to such classics as Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hallamong many other works. Answering a publisher’s question “Are there no stockings to darn, no purses to make, no braces to embroider,” the sisters created the pseudonyms Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell to overcome the prejudice of being female in a male-dominated writers’ world. Wuthering follows these women as they write and dream. We see them as young children, as older adults, and through the eyes of their characters. We see the hidden treasures in their hearts, the secrets kept and the spirits that soar through their words and actions. “The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.” -Wuthering explores the life and art of the Bronte sisters. The play dramatizes the correspondence, poetry and fiction writing of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte. Wuthering stars local high school students Annika Godura, Megan Irwin, and Auden Yurman as the sisters when they are young, with Cynthia Mazzant, Elaine Meder-Wilgus and Lissa Ramirez covering the older sisters, Mike Waldhier plays several roles as the “Bronte” men – both real and imagined. The valentine’s day dinner-theatre production of Wuthering marks the third valentine’s day collaboration between Tempest Productions and Webster’s Bookstore Café following last year’s production of Letters Home and the inaugural production of Vita and Virginia. The two companies have been working together over the past several years and have co-produced dinner theatre, desert theatre, poetry, play reading series and live radio re-broadcasts. The menu for the dinner theatre includes: Fennel-dusted Salmon served on Massaged Kale w/ Roasted Vegetables (GF)Strip Steak w/ Smashed Potatoes and Roasted Vegetables (GF)Stuffed Portabellas w/ vegan Risotto and Roasted Vegetables (GF) All entrees served w/ salad and soup course, dessert, coffee, tea.BYOB--glasses and opener available Doors open at 6:30. Dinner will be served 6:30-7:30. Show begins at 8pm, seating for show begins at 7:30. The ticket price for the show includes the beverage and dessert bar. “My soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring and carried aloft on the wings of the breeze.” – Anne Bronte Tempest Productions is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) theatre company established in 1996.  The company is dedicated to presenting high quality productions that deal with classical and universal themes at affordable prices.  Tempest has been producing and designing youth programs since 1996.  Its founders and artistic personnel have been working in the field for over 50 years. Tempest Productions receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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 Paragraph 7 from Cornelius Cardew's "The Great Learning."

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