Bordentown Regional High School theater students will perform Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s dark comedy Rough Magic Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bordentown Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and can be purchased in advance at seatyourself.biz/brhs. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

The action-adventure-fantasy conjures a magical meta-universe in which evil sorcerer Prospero steps out of the pages of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and threatens death and destruction in modern-day Manhattan. To fight this supernatural foe, a quartet of unlikely heroes will emerge from the ashes to save the city and its citizens from complete and utter destruction.

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the creator of the hit television series Riverdale, Rough Magic is “a neat little juggler’s trick, a shoutout to the Bard, the theater business, and comic books all at once…Theater History 101, in other words, gets sliced and diced and slotted into an unrepentantly meta adventure featuring a monstrous villain, his nasty henchmen, and a team of motley misfits scrambling to save the world,” said a Washington City Paper review.

Friday night’s performance stars McKenna Acampora, Max Berton, Maggie Berton, Hayley Black, Victoria Danao, Gracie Erxleben, Sage Milman, Hailey Muhler, Adi Omolade, Hanna Ray, Janice Rodriguez and Nicole Schiariti.

Saturday night’s performance stars Lucas Bergen, Zoey Black, Ashley Castillo, Elijah Davis, Kayla Downing, Connor Graham, Ella Haulenbeek, Mia Procaccino, Giovanna Scozzaro, Zainub Shah, Lena Stoeckert and Alison Wall.

For information on the performing arts at Bordentown Regional High School, visit bordentown.k12.nj.us, email bordentowntheatre@yahoo.com or call (609) 496-1452. For tickets to Rough Magic and other upcoming BRHS Theatre performances, visit seatyourself.biz/brhs.