School of Drama will present "Rough Magic" by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa as the third BFA Mainstage production of Drama's 2019-20 season.
The production will be directed by Mo Zhou, and feature: Carly Consalvo, Jonon Gansukh, Dylan Gottlieb, Gordon Griffin, Clara Grusq, Francis MacCall, Julian Mazzola, Mana Noda, Borana Ramizi, Sodongo Sodsuren, Kalei Tischler, Riley Tollen, and Hannah Waskowitz.
Transplanting characters from The Tempest to present-day New York, ROUGH MAGIC is a Shakespearean action-adventure-fantasy in the tradition of Harry Potter and The X-Men that conjures a mythical, magical meta-universe in which the evil sorcerer Prospero is willing to do anything to recover his stolen book of magic—even if it means Manhattan's destruction. Lucky for us, New York’s defenders include a quartet of unlikely heroes: Melanie Porter, a plucky, raven-haired dramaturg with the ability to free characters from plays; Caliban, Prospero’s hunky (though not-too-bright) son; Tisiphone, a revenge-seeking Fury from Ancient Greece; and a seventeen-year-old lifeguard from Coney Island named Chet Baxter. May the forces of evil beware…
Production Stage Manager Danielle Zandri *
Assistant Stage Manager Alex Kesner *
Scenic Design Fufan Zhang
Costume Design Tyler M Holland
Lighting Design Jimmy Lawlor
Sound Design Josh Samuels
Fight Choreographer Tom Schall
Student Assistant Director Maeve Montague