Poison Apple Productions
Theatre is Our Tradition

Advanced Apple Performers ages 10-15



For our experienced 10-15 year olds, this class offers middle school and high school aged performers a challenge in taking the next step in theater performance. They perform four non-musical plays. Differing from younger age groups in content and expectation, students who enroll in this class participate in rehearsals two days a week, an in-class audition (everyone is guaranteed a role in the show), and intense training in dance, singing, character and performance! 


The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, probably written in 1610–1611, and thought to be one of the last plays that Shakespeare wrote alone. After the first scene, which takes place on a ship at sea during a tempest, the rest of the story is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, a complex and contradictory character, lives with his daughter Miranda, and his two servants — Caliban, a savage monster figure, and Ariel, an airy spirit. The play contains music and songs that evoke the spirit of enchantment on the island. It explores many themes including magic, betrayal, revenge, and family.

Participation Fee: $450

Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-6:00 pm October 1-March 22
(No classes on Halloween, Thanksgiving week, or Christmas week.)

Mandatory Tech Rehearsals: March 17, 18, 19, 20 4:00 - 7:00 pm (Tuesday, and Wednesday, and Thursday, and Friday)

4 Performances:
Friday March 20 7:00 pm
Saturday March 21 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday March 22 2:00pm