Valley Shakespeare Festival presents: The Tempest

Valley Shakespeare Festival is set to present “The Tempest” as the latest entry in its popular “Shakespeare in the Bar” (SIB) script-in-hand performance series. Porky’s Café, 50 Center Street, will again host the event on Thursday, Oct. 29 upstairs in its second floor bar venue.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy free pizza courtesy of Porky’s at 6:30 p.m., prior to the performance which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

“The Tempest” is a story about family, and all its complexities: loyalty, rebellion, betrayal, revenge, reconciliation and redemption. It is filled with love, magic, humor and music, according to a press release.

It is the last play that Shakespeare wrote on his own and many say his most personal, in that the main protagonist, Prospero, represents the Bard himself relinquishing the “magic” of his craft to the next generation, according to a press release.

Valley Shakespeare Festival traditionally presents two “SIB” offerings each year, one in October and another in March. This October’s performance is being dedicated to P.J. Carroll, beloved brother of VSF co-founder and dear friend, Stacey Carroll.

Tickets for the event are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For tickets and more information, visit or call 203-513-9446.