Shakespeare Behind Bars featuring Q&A with Curt Tofteland

February 3, 2016

Where: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

When: Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: Free and open to public

Director Curt Tofteland’s bold documentary chronicles the nine-month process of a prison production of Shakespeare’s final play The Tempest. Inmates in Kentucky’s Luther Luckett prison cast themselves in roles reflecting their own experiences and incorporate their stories, including tales of real-life crimes, into the plot of the play. As the prisoners rehearse and struggle to understand their characters, they uncover startling truths and confront personal demons on their road to redemption. Tofteland will attend the Feb. 3 screening and answer questions following the event.

Shakespeare Behind Bars