The Tempest is imbued with magic, the supernatural, and a heightened sense of theatricality. Prospero, the Duke of Milan, is stranded on a remote and mystical island with his daughter Miranda. To seek revenge for his exile, he conjures up a storm to shipwreck those who conspired against him. Miranda falls in love with the son of one of the conspirators, putting her relationship with Prospero to the test just as retribution is finally within reach. The Aquila Theatre will bring its innovative style and dynamic physical approach to Shakespeare’s famous magical tale of forgiveness and enlightenment.
“…classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging.”
~The New Yorker
This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from supporters and General Mills Foundation.