2019/20 Season

The Tempest

Written by: William Shakespeare, adapted by Kenneth Cavander
Directed by: Andy Wolk

February 16, 2020 6:30 pm

Reading Generously Sponsored in part by:

Debra Thompson, Lawrence Riff, and the Peter Glenville Foundation

The Tempest is Shakespeare’s final play. A ship is wrecked in a mighty storm and the survivors are marooned on a mystical island controlled by the wizardly magician Prospero. What happens to them on this eventful day deals with the whole condition of man. Fathers will lose their children and discover them again. First love will bloom and revenge plots will be carried out. Shakespeare asks: can mercy triumph over vengeance? Can tyrants set free those they hold? Shakespeare’s masterpiece comes alive in a very contemporary fashion in this striking new adaptation by Kenneth Cavander.

Cast:
ALONSO, King of Naples: John Apicella*
SEBASTIAN, his brother; BOSUN: Gabriel Diani
PROSPERO, the right Duke of Milan: Tony Amendola*
ANTONIO, his brother, the usurping Duke of Milan: Kitty Swink*
FERDINAND, son to the King of Naples: Daniel Dorr*
GONZALA, an honest councilor: Dawn Didawick*
CALIBAN, a deformed savage: Luis Kelly-Duarte
TRINCULO, the King’s jester; SEA CAPTAIN; IRIS, a spirit: JD Cullum*
STEPHANO, a drunken butler; CERES, a spirit: Marcelo Tubert*
MIRANDA, Prospero’s daughter: Zoe Yale
ARIEL, an airy spirit; JUNO, a spirit: Dylan Jones*

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

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