The play is the first selected by Hartford Stage's new Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who will direct.
One stormrages on the sea. Another storm rages inside of a man. Will Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, exact his revenge or forgive his foes? Shakespeare’s last play is a meditation on family, love, mercy,and—ultimately—the theatre itself. The production is a journey filled with song, dance, masks and puppetry.
The Tempest cast features Noble Shropshire (Gonzalo), Bruce Turk (Trinculo), William Patrick Riley (Ferdinand),David Barlow (Sebastian), Michael Spencer- Davis (Stephano), Shirine Babb (Ariel), Sara Topham (Miranda), Joshua Dean (Sailor/Spirit), Jonathan Lincoln Fried (Antonio), Christopher Randolph (KingAlonso), Ben Cole (Caliban), Alex Saffer (Francisco/Boatswain), MarkFord (Sailor/Lord) , Jane Cracovaner (Spirit/Goddess), JillianGreenberg (Spirit/Goddess),and Annastasia Duffany (Spirit/Goddess).
The creative team includes Alexander Dodge, scenic design; Fabio Toblini, costume design; Michael Chybowski, lighting design; David Budries and Nathan A. Roberts, sound design and original music; Joshua Dean, aerial consultant.
Tickets: 860-527-5151 or www.hartfordstage.org.