Press - The Tempest


THE TEMPEST
by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller
songs by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
choreography by Matt Kent, Pilobolus
August 29 - September 28, 2014

Segerstrom Stage

Transformed onstage into a travelling tent show, this is The Tempest unlike anything you—or the Bard—ever envisioned!  As the wizard Prospero plots revenge on the enemies who banished him, the exuberant epic takes on a new life—thanks to the music (haunting ballads by the inimitable Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan), the magic (by Teller, of the legendary Penn and Teller duo) and the movement (by Pilobolus, the dance troupe Newsday called “mind-blowing…wildly creative…and physically daring”).

Produced in association with the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and The Smith Center, Las Vegas.

Find the press release, bios, headshots—as they become available—and more about the show on this page.

Photos

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Cast members in The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Photo: Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Nate Dendy in The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Photo: Deborah Robinson/SCR.

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(l. to r.) Edmund Lewis, Tom Nelis, Charlotte Graham, Joby Earle, Mike McShane and Dawn Didawick in The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Photo: Debora Robinson/SCR

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Caliban (Zach Eisenstat and Manelich Minniefee) and Prospero (Tom Nelis) in The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Photo: The Smith Center/Geri Kodey.

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Nate Dendy (Ariel), Tom Nelis (Prospero), Charlotte Graham (Miranda) in The Tempest. Photo: The Smith Center/Geri Kodey

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Tom Nelis and Charlotte Graham in The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Photo: Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Cast members in The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Photo: Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Louis Butelli, Dawn Didawick, Edmund Lewis and Mike McShane in The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Photo: Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Liz Filios, Joel Davel, Matt Spencer and Miche Braden in The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Photo: Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Prospero (Tom Nelis) blesses the union of Miranda (Charlotte Graham) and Ferdinand (Joby Earle) as Ariel (Nate Dendy) assists. Photo: Smith Center/Geri Kodey.

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Nate Dendy in The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Photo: Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Tom Nelis in The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Photo: Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Aaron Posner

Teller

Teller.  Photo by Beverly Poppe.