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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

(Calaban) 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(Calaban) 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.

Thomas Brazzle

Thomas Brazzle

(Sebastian) fourth season (Posthumous, Cymbeline; Sebastian, The Tempest). S&Co: Proteus (Two Gentlemen of Verona); Gobbo(The Merchant of Venice); Richard II; The Tempest; Walter (Kaufman’s Barbershop). Regional: Edmund, King Lear (Guthrie Theater, MN); Grand Concourse; The Droll (WAM Theatre Fresh Takes Series); Franco Wicks, Superior Donuts; Alonzo, Look Away (World Premiere, more(Sebastian) fourth season (Posthumous, Cymbeline; Sebastian, The Tempest). S&Co: Proteus (Two Gentlemen of Verona); Gobbo(The Merchant of Venice); Richard II; The Tempest; Walter (Kaufman’s Barbershop). Regional: Edmund, King Lear (Guthrie Theater, MN); Grand Concourse; The Droll (WAM Theatre Fresh Takes Series); Franco Wicks, Superior Donuts; Alonzo, Look Away (World Premiere, (TheatreSquared, AR); Reggie, Sam (New Play Fest, Portland Stage); Axel, The Pelican; Aaron, Titus (NYC); Tybalt, Romeo & Juliet; Borachio, Much Ado About Nothing; Alsatian Fogerty, Peter Pan. Thomas is a NYC playwright and holds an MFA from UCONN, thomasbrazzle.com.

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.

Deaon  Griffin-Pressley

Deaon Griffin-Pressley

(Ferdinand) second season (Pisanio, Cymbeline; Ferdinand, (The Tempest). S&Co: Richard lll (Lovers’ Spat), Osric (Hamlet), Lorenzo (The Merchant of Venice), Outlaw 3 (Two Gentlemen of Verona). The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre: Orsino (Twelfth Night), Hortensio (Taming of the Shrew). Hypokrit Theatre Company: Mercutio/Tybalt (rep) (Romeo & Juliet). Oxford Shakespeare Company: Macbeth more(Ferdinand) second season (Pisanio, Cymbeline; Ferdinand, (The Tempest). S&Co: Richard lll (Lovers’ Spat), Osric (Hamlet), Lorenzo (The Merchant of Venice), Outlaw 3 (Two Gentlemen of Verona). The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre: Orsino (Twelfth Night), Hortensio (Taming of the Shrew). Hypokrit Theatre Company: Mercutio/Tybalt (rep) (Romeo & Juliet). Oxford Shakespeare Company: Macbeth (Macbeth), Clarence (Richard lll). Film: Stricken (New York Film Academy). Deaon has studied acting at the British American Drama Academy at Oxford University, with a full scholarship from the English Speaking Union. He is also a NYC based playwright with works featured at The Lark, Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre & Fringe Festival NYC. Follow Instragram @dgppoetry.

Tamara Hickey

Tamara Hickey

(Ariel) second season (Imogen, Cymbeline; Ariel, The Tempest) S&Co: Portia, The Merchant of Venice; Lucetta, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Regional: Appropriate (SpeakEasy Stage); God’s Ear, (Elliot Norton Award Best Actress & Best Production); Henry VIII, Pericles, Living In Exile (all for Actors’ Shakespeare Project); Rancho Mirage (New Repertory Theatre); more(Ariel) second season (Imogen, Cymbeline; Ariel, The Tempest) S&Co: Portia, The Merchant of Venice; Lucetta, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Regional: Appropriate (SpeakEasy Stage); God’s Ear, (Elliot Norton Award Best Actress & Best Production); Henry VIII, Pericles, Living In Exile (all for Actors’ Shakespeare Project); Rancho Mirage (New Repertory Theatre); Cabaret (American Repertory Theatre- IRNE Award Best Ensemble). Film: Good Kids, Irrational Man, We Don’t Belong Here, The Judge, In Your Eyes, Against The Ropes. TV: Bull (pilot); The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe; Olive Kitteridge; Chasing Life, The Makeover, Gilded Lilys (pilot), Army Wives, One Life To Live; Canadian TV:Blue Murder (Series Lead), The Associates (Series Lead); MFA American Repertory Theatre. http://tamarahickey.com/

Ella Loudon

(Miranda) first season (Miranda, The Tempest; Aviragus, Cymbeline) Theatre: Kent, King Lear, Marta, The Patsy, Devil/Woland, The Master and Margarita, Nina, The Seagull, Amy, Citizenship, Zeus, Metamorphosis. Film: The Double, Maneater, Trauma in a Time Machine. more(Miranda) first season (Miranda, The Tempest; Aviragus, Cymbeline) Theatre: Kent, King Lear, Marta, The Patsy, Devil/Woland, The Master and Margarita, Nina, The Seagull, Amy, Citizenship, Zeus, Metamorphosis. Film: The Double, Maneater, Trauma in a Time Machine.

Josh Aaron McCabe

Josh Aaron McCabe

(Stephano/ Alonso) twelfth season (Iachimo, Cymbeline; Stephano/Alonso, The Tempest). S&Co: Comedy of Errors; Coyotewold’s Thetis: Immortal Fire; Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged); Accomplice; Mother Courage and Her Children;Love’s Labour’s Lost;39 Steps;Parasite Drag;Hound of the Baskervilles;As You Like It;War of the Worlds;Mystery of Irma Vep;Real Inspector Hound;Winters Tale;Richard III;Les Liaisons more(Stephano/ Alonso) twelfth season (Iachimo, Cymbeline; Stephano/Alonso, The Tempest). S&Co: Comedy of Errors; Coyotewold’s Thetis: Immortal Fire; Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged); Accomplice; Mother Courage and Her Children;Love’s Labour’s Lost;39 Steps;Parasite Drag;Hound of the Baskervilles;As You Like It;War of the Worlds;Mystery of Irma Vep;Real Inspector Hound;Winters Tale;Richard III;Les Liaisons Dangereuses;Merry Wives of Windsor. Off- Broadway:Peep Show (Actor’s Playhouse). Regional: Connecticut Rep, Madison Rep., Forward Theater, Milwaukee’s Chamber Theatre, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Milwaukee’s Renaissance Theaterworks. National commercials, Daytime Serials and Saturday Night Live. Josh is an Asst. Professor of Acting at Wright State University. AEA & SAG-AFTRA.

Bella Merlin

Bella Merlin

(Trinculo) second season (The Queen, Cymbeline; Trinculo, The Tempest). S&Co: Nerissa (The Merchant of Venice); Outlaw (The Two Gentlemen of Verona). Regional: Margaret, Richard III; Nell, Nell Gwynne: A Dramatick Essaye on Acting and Prostitution. UK: Susanna Cibber, A Laughing Matter, 2nd Bereaved Mother, The Permanent Way (National Theatre); UK more(Trinculo) second season (The Queen, Cymbeline; Trinculo, The Tempest). S&Co: Nerissa (The Merchant of Venice); Outlaw (The Two Gentlemen of Verona). Regional: Margaret, Richard III; Nell, Nell Gwynne: A Dramatick Essaye on Acting and Prostitution. UK: Susanna Cibber, A Laughing Matter, 2nd Bereaved Mother, The Permanent Way (National Theatre); UK Regional: Masha, The Seagull; Celia As You Like It. Film: Mente Revolver. TV: Doctors (BBC); Casualty (BBC). Publications: The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit; Facing the Fear: An Actor’s Guide to Overcoming Stage Fright. Training: Russian State University of Cinematography, Moscow. Bella holds a PhD from Birmingham University, UK, and is Professor of Acting and Directing at UC Riverside.

Mark Zeisler

(Antonio) first season (Antonio, The Tempest). Broadway: A View From the Bridge. Off-Broadway: Rancho Viejo, Piece of My Heart, Eurydice, The Sex Lives of our Parents, The Accomplices. Regional: Alley Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Baltimore Center Stage, Merrimack Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, more(Antonio) first season (Antonio, The Tempest). Broadway: A View From the Bridge. Off-Broadway: Rancho Viejo, Piece of My Heart, Eurydice, The Sex Lives of our Parents, The Accomplices. Regional: Alley Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Baltimore Center Stage, Merrimack Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, The Goodman, The McCarter, Seattle Rep, Folger Theatre, and The BAM Next Wave Festival. Television: The Blacklist, House of Cards, Elementary, The Good Wife, Rescue Me, Blue Bloods, Unforgettable, Pan Am, The Americans, all three Law and Order(s). Film: Pervertigo, Random Hearts. Trained at SUNY Purchase.

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