The Tempest is Shakespeare’s farewell to theatre and a story of romance, sorcery and love
that changes vengeance into humility and humanity thus making possible for all to return to a
world made new by the power of forgiveness. Prospero, the duke of Milan and a sorcerer, is
cast away on a remote island with his daughter, Miranda, through the deceptions of Prospero’s
envious brother, Antonio, and co-conspirators. Over a decade later, those responsible have
been shipwrecked on the island by Prospero’s magic. Begrudged creatures and drunken
clowns, charmed royals and magical spirits alike, all struggle between the temptation for
revenge and greed, and the grace of forgiveness and humanity.
Directed by Deborah Shakespeare Thurber.