The magician Prospera spends a dozen years perfecting her dark arts in exile on an isolated island with her daughter, Miranda. Finally, she conjures a storm that brings the nobility who wronged her so many years previous and begins a scheme of vengeance threatened by the turmoil of love.

This last solo work of Shakespeare’s bears a few changes, namely that the vengeful central character has undergone a gender shift, originally being penned as a man. The change isn’t a complete departure from precedent, as Vanessa Redgrave played the role as a sexually ambiguous one in 2000.

Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 to $14. Special group rates and dates are available.

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The Tempest
Where: Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, University of South Alabama
When: April 11-13, 17-19