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The Tempest

“Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises...” —Act 3, Scene 2

Likely the Bard’s final piece that he penned alone, The Tempest sets the stage for a betrayed magician bent on revenge. Prospero’s seething softens when he sees through his daughter that love and forgiveness conquer darkness. Revel in outdoor performances in The Roman Garden Theatre under the Berkshire summer skies as the cast leads you on this magical and moving journey.

Come delight in the thrill of a professional Shakespeare production in the open air. Beer and wine are available.

Generously sponsored by The Dr. Gerald and Roberta Friedman Foundation.

Artists

Jason Asprey

Jason Asprey

(Cast) twenty-fourth season (Calaban, The Tempest; Cloten, Cymbeline). Recent S&Co: Graziano, The Merchant of Venice; Speed, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Priest, Mother of the Maid; Cassius, Julius Caesar; Ferdinand, Love’s Labour’s Lost; Derek, Accomplice; Richard Hannay, The 39 Steps; Parasite Drag; Frank, The Memory of Water; Autolycus, The Winter’s more(Cast) twenty-fourth season (Calaban, The Tempest; Cloten, Cymbeline). Recent S&Co: Graziano, The Merchant of Venice; Speed, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Priest, Mother of the Maid; Cassius, Julius Caesar; Ferdinand, Love’s Labour’s Lost; Derek, Accomplice; Richard Hannay, The 39 Steps; Parasite Drag; Frank, The Memory of Water; Autolycus, The Winter’s Tale; Lord Hastings/Oxford, Richard III and Hamlet (Title Role). Recent Regional: Cassius, Julius Caesar (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre); Robert, Betrayal (Nora Theatre); Eduard Einstein, Einstein’s Dreams (Culture Project NYC) and Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet (Swine Palace), and Theatre in England, where he has also worked in TV and film.

Allyn  Burrows

Allyn Burrows

(Director) nineteenth season (Artistic Director; Alan, God of Carnage; Actor, T.S. Eliot and his Love of Shakespeare). S&Co: Or, King John, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV Pt 1, Measure for Measure, Betrayal, The House of Mirth, Love’s Labours Lost, Macbeth, and The Complete more(Director) nineteenth season (Artistic Director; Alan, God of Carnage; Actor, T.S. Eliot and his Love of Shakespeare). S&Co: Or, King John, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV Pt 1, Measure for Measure, Betrayal, The House of Mirth, Love’s Labours Lost, Macbeth, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). As Artistic Director of Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Allyn directed productions of Romeo & Juliet,Pericles,Jon Lipsky’s Living in Exile, Richard II, and The Tempest, and performances there included The Winter’s Tale, Henry VI Part 2, Henry VIII, Twelfth Night, King Lear, and Richard III. He recently performed in Can You Forgive Her (Huntington Theatre), Breaking the Code (Underground Railway Theatre), Shipwrecked (The Lyric Stage), Oceanside, The Seafarer, Pursuit of Happiness, and The Homecoming (Merrimack Repertory Theater), and Five by Tenn (Speakeasy Stage). The 2006 Elliot Norton Award recipient for The Homecoming, King Lear, and Five by Tenn, Allyn also received the 2011 IRNE Award for Breaking the Code. Off-Broadway credits include Bug, Killer Joe, Louis Slotin Sonata, Closetland, and The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd. He has worked regionally at The Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, The American Conservatory Theatre, The Long Wharf Theatre, The Denver Center, and The Walnut St. Theatre. Television credits include The Broad Squad, Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Against the Law, and on film in The Company Men, Julie & Julia, and Manchester by the Sea.

Nigel Gore

Nigel Gore

(Prospero) tenth season (Prospero, Tempest; Belarius, Caius Lucius, Cymbeline; Actor, Women of Will). Recent: S&Co: Jacques, Mother of the Maid. TFANA: Dr Rank, Dolls House, Dr Ostermark, The Father. Bedlam: Colonel Brandon, Sense & Sensibility; Dorn, Seagull. Old Castle: Lyman Felt, Ride Down Mt Morgan; Henry, Lion in Winter. Women more(Prospero) tenth season (Prospero, Tempest; Belarius, Caius Lucius, Cymbeline; Actor, Women of Will). Recent: S&Co: Jacques, Mother of the Maid. TFANA: Dr Rank, Dolls House, Dr Ostermark, The Father. Bedlam: Colonel Brandon, Sense & Sensibility; Dorn, Seagull. Old Castle: Lyman Felt, Ride Down Mt Morgan; Henry, Lion in Winter. Women of Will (played in New York, Shanghai, Prague, The Hague, Mexico). Colorado Shakespeare Festival: Richard, Richard III (Best actor award, WestWord Denver). Publick Theatre, Boston: George, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Eliot Norton Award Outstanding Actor). Orlando Shakes, S&Co: Caesar, Julius Caesar. Prague Shakes: Brutus, Julius Caesar; Claudius, Hamlet. Film: The Last Knights.

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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