Student production of ‘The Tempest’ continues |

Student production of ‘The Tempest’ continues

John HartSarah Colwell (Ariel), Elaine Gavin (Prospero) and Beth Segura (Miranda) star in "The Tempest" at Nevada Union High School
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Elaine Gavin has been a part of Nevada Union High School’s Theater Society since she first set foot on campus. She has landed roles in numerous plays, yet , just before the society’s “The Tempest,” opened last week, she was “terrified.”

“It doesn’t seem like we’ve had that long to rehearse,” said the NU senior.

“(Drama teacher) Kim Culbertson) is awesome, and the cast is really close. Sometimes there can be some drama within the drama, but not this time,” said Gavin, who plays sorceress Prospero.

Gavin said the show has been anything but a last-minute production.

“Rehearsals started out from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., then they went until 6 p.m., and now they last right up to 7 p.m. … which is a lot of ‘Tempest,'” explained Gavin.

When directors Culbertson, Marlene Maginot and Kate Lickter debuted the play on Nov. 7, it received a warm reception.

“The Tempest” will be performed two more times – Friday and Saturday.


WHAT: Nevada Union High School Theater Society presents an adaptation of William ShakespeareOs OThe TempestO

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday

WHERE: Nevada Union High SchoolOs Don Baggett Theatre, 11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley

ADMISSION: $8 for adults, $6 for students and $5 for NU students. Tickets at The Book Seller, the NU student store and at the door or by calling 273-4431, ext. 437


273-4431, ext. 437


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