by William Shakespeare
directed by Tony Simotes
featuring Olympia Dukakis
“O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world That has such people in’t!” —V,i
Artistic Director Tony Simotes and Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis team up to re-envision Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Filled with moving, funny and enchanting moments, the underpinnings in this fantastical world, much like our own, are steeped in mystery, darkness and the unknown. Simotes’ fresh and provocative take, set in the 1940s, aligns the magic and mystery of the island with the often tumultuous relationships between family — with a twist — Ms. Dukakis plays Duke Prospero as a woman. Love, forgiveness and irreverence reign supreme in this, Shakespeare’s ultimate statement on humanity.
Featuring Olympia Dukakis with Thomas Brazzle, Greg Boover, Jonathan Croy, Timothy Douglas, Jonathan Epstien, Monica Giordano, Stephanie Hedges, Merritt Janson, David Joseph, Peter Macklin, Casey McShain, James Read, Thomas L. Rindge, Rocco Sisto, Ryan Winkles, Kristin Wold, Jennifer Young