The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Directed by Beth Bruner
July 15 - 30, 2011 (T,F,S)
At the Midvale Main Street Theatre

  • Prospero
  • Miranda
  • Ariel
  • Caliban
  • Ferdinand
  • Antonio
  • Alonso
  • Gonzalo
The Tempest

The 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's tale of magic, betrayal and revenge! Prospero, a sorcerer and the rightful Duke of Milan, dwells on an enchanted isle with his daughter, Miranda. Twelve years earlier, the duke's brother, Antonio, and Alonso, the King of Naples, conspired to usurp his throne. They set Prospero and Miranda adrift in a boat, and they eventually found themselves marooned on the island. Prospero is served on his island by Ariel, a spirit who he freed from a tree with magic, and Caliban, son of the witch Sycorax. When magic reveals that a ship bearing his old enemies is sailing near the island, Prospero summons a storm to wreck their ship. The survivors make it to shore in scattered groups. Among these is Ferdinand, the son of Alonso. He is lulled to Prospero's abode by the singing of Ariel; there he meets Miranda, who is enthralled with the young prince.




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DRAMATIS PERSONAE

ALONSO, King of Naples Gordon S. Jones
SEBASTIAN, his Brother Aaron Bruderer
PROSPERO, the right Duke of Milan Anthony Porter
ANTONIO, his Brother, usurping Duke of Milan Mike Brown
FERDINAND, Son to the King of Naples Jonathan Tate
GONZALO, an honest old counsellor Andrew Maizner
FRANCISCO, a Lord John Garrett
CALIBAN, a savage and deformed Slave Bijan J. Hosseini
TRINCULO, a Jester Christopher Kucera
STEPHANO, a drunken Butler Spencer Belnap
BOATSWAIN Daniel Brassard
 
MIRANDA, Daughter to Prospero JJ Peeler
 
ARIEL, an airy Spirit JayC Stoddard
Spirits attending on Prospero: Jordan Wonnacott
Alexandre Angelos
Megan Tholen

Production staff

Director Beth Bruner
Assistant Director Sircy Maggio
Technical Director Jacob Bruner
Stage Manager Charlee Martin
Choreographer Jordan Wonnacott
Producer JC Carter
Exec. Producer Robert Easton