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$15 General Admission Preview Thursday November 3, 2022
$20 General Admission Preview Friday November 4, 2022
Runs November 5-27, 2022
No performance on Thanksgiving
Directed by Jaclyn Hofmann Faircloth
Shipwrecked after a violent storm, little do the survivors know that they have landed on an enchanted isle controlled by Prospero the magician, and is full of sprites and other extraordinary creatures. Prospero’s magic can do many things, but will it mend a family feud and set Ariel and Caliban free? Come and see what fantastical events will be.
Join us for a post show Q&A on Sunday November 13, 2022
Prospero- Jeff Watkins
Ariel – Amanda Lindsey McDonald
Miranda – Jasmine Renee Ellis
Caliban – Justin Walker
Antonio – Mary Ruth Ralston
Ferdinand – Daryel T Monson
Trinculo – O’Neil Delapenha
Stephano – Cory Phelps
Alonso – David Rucker III
Sebastian – Barry Westmoreland
Gonzalo – Al Stilo
Iris/Shape – Amy Duffy
Ceres/Shape – Kati Grace Brown
Juno/Shape – Robyn Rogers
Adrian/Shipmaster – Chelcy Cutwright
Francisco/Boatswain – Kevin Roost
Understudies: Adam King, Patty de la Garza
Twelve years before the play begins, Antonio, helped by the King of Naples, Alonso, usurped his brother Prospero’s dukedom of Milan and put Prospero and his child Miranda to sea in a rotten boat. They reached a far-off island where Prospero resorted to the books on magic that a loyal lord, Gonzalo, had sent with him. He freed Ariel, an ”airy spirit” whom the dead witch, Sycorax, had imprisoned in a cloven pine, and he attempted to educate the witch’s son, the deformed Caliban. When Caliban sought to assault Miranda, Prospero made him into his servant.
Prospero tells the story to his daughter just after the raising of a magical storm that has cast upon the island Alonso and Antonio with Alonso’s son Ferdinand, his brother Sebastian, and attendant lords. Ariel leads Ferdinand to Prospero’s cell; there the youth falls in love with Miranda, and Prospero sets him to the hardest of menial tasks. The King (Act II) believes that Ferdinand is drowned; Antonio and Sebastian plan to murder Alonso, but thanks to the invisible Ariel, the deed is prevented. Stephano and Trinculo, Alonso’s butler and jester, are involved drunkenly with Caliban.
Aided by Ariel (Act III) Prospero uses his magic art to baffle the royal party. Agreeing to the betrothal of Miranda and Ferdinand, he summons a masque for them (Act IV). Later (Act V) he decides to abandon his revenge, to forgive his enemies, and break his magic staff. Then he reveals himself, demands back his dukedom, shows Ferdinand at chess with Miranda, sets Ariel free, and speaks a wistful epilogue before sailing home.
Shakespeare has obeyed the “unities” here: the action of The Tempest is on a single day and in the same place.
-adapted from The Pocket Companion to Shakespeare’s Plays by J C Trewin
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