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The Tempest


The Tempest

"Nigel Gore is a force of nature..." —The Boston Globe

"This production of The Tempest is a knockout." —Berkshire on Stage

"Under Allyn Burrows's confident direction, the play brims with spellbinding performances and memorable stagecraft that makes The Tempest a must-see in the Berkshires this summer." THEATERMANIA

“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.

RAIN PLAN: In case of rain, the show will be performed in the tented Rose Footprint Theatre.

Photos & Videos

Josh Aaron McCabe. Photography by Olivia Winslow.

Ella Loudon and Deaon Griffin-Pressley. Photo by Stratton McCrady

Ella Loudon, Nigel Gore. Photography by: Stratton McCrady

Jason Asprey. Photo by Stratton McCrady

Tamara Hickey. Photography by Olivia Winslow

Ella Loudon Photography by Olivia Winslow

Thomas Brazzle and Mark Zeisler Photography by: Olivia Winslow

Thomas Brazzle Photography by: Olivia Winslow

Jason Asprey. Photography by: Olivia Winslow

Josh Aaron McCabe Photography by: Olivia Winslow

Bella Merlin Photography by: Olivia Winslow

Ella Loudon. Photo by Stratton McCrady

Nigel Gore, Ella Loudon. Photography by: Olivia Winslow

Nigel Gore. Photo by Stratton McCrady


Martin Jason Asprey

Martin Jason Asprey


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

Thomas Brazzle

Thomas Brazzle


S&Co: Posthumous, Cymbeline; Sebastian, The Tempest, Proteus, Two Gentlemen of Verona; Gobbo, The Merchant of Venice; Richard II; Walter, Kaufman’s Barbershop. Regional: Treasure Island (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Edmund, King Lear (Guthrie Theater); Grand Concourse; The Droll (WAM Theatre Fresh Takes Series); Franco Wicks, Superior Donuts; Alonzo,

Allyn  Burrows

Allyn Burrows


S&Co: Director: The Tempest (2017), As You Like It (2018), Twelfth Night (2019). Shakespeare & Company performances: God of Carnage, Or, King John, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV Part 1, among others. As Artistic Director of Actors’ Shakespeare Project, directed numerous

Nigel Gore

Nigel Gore


Recent: Titus, Titus Andronicus; Portland Playhouse. Scrooge, A Christmas Carol; Orlando Shakes. Gloucester, King Lear; Prospero, The Tempest; Belarius/Doctor, Cymbeline; Falstaff, Merry Wives; Caesar, Julius Caesar: Shakespeare & Company. George, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Eliot Norton Award Outstanding Actor); Public Theatre Boston. Off-Broadway: Dr. Rank, A Doll’s House;

Deaon  Griffin-Pressley

Deaon Griffin-Pressley


fourth season (Sebastian, Twelfth Night; Booth, Topdog/Underdog) A New York City based actor/playwright/ singer originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Off-Broadway and regional theatre include Actors’ Shakespeare Project: Richmond/Hastings +8; Richard III. S&Co: Malcolm, Macbeth; Orlando, As You Like It; Ferdinand, The Tempest; Pisanio +6, Cymbeline; Osric, Hamlet; Lorenzo,

Tamara Hickey (she / her)

Tamara Hickey [she / her]


S&Co: Time Stands Still, Heisenberg, Cymbeline, The Tempest, Merchant of Venice, 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

Ella Loudon

Ella Loudon


third season (Viola, Twelfth Night) S&Co: Banquo, Macbeth; Phoebe, As You Like It, Miranda, The Tempest; Guiderius, Cymbeline, Theatre: Kent, King Lear, Marta, The Patsy, Devil/Woland, The Master and Margarita, Nina, The Seagull, Amy, Citizenship, Zeus, Metamorphosis, Indiana Elliot, Mother of Us All, Iago, Othello Film: The Double,

Josh Aaron McCabe

Josh Aaron McCabe

(Stephano/ Alonso)

thirteenth season (Director, Young Company ) S&Co: The Tempest, Cymbeline, 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

Bella Merlin (she / her)

Bella Merlin [she / her]


S&Co: Maria (Twelfth Night), Sir Hugh Evans (Merry Wives of Windsor), Queen/Arviragus (Cymbeline), Trinculo (The Tempest), Nerissa (The Merchant of Venice), Margaret (Worse Than Wolves), Outlaw (Two Gentlemen of Verona). Regional: Colorado Shakespeare Festival: Margaret (Richard III), LA Phil: Beckett One–Acts. UK: National Theatre: A Laughing Matter; The Permanent

Mark Zeisler

Mark Zeisler


Third Season (Richard, Time Stands Still) .S&Co: Ross, Macbeth; Charles/Jaques, As You Like It, Antonio The Tempest .Broadway: A View From the Bridge, Brooklyn Boy, The Big Knife. Off-Broadway: Rancho Viejo, Piece of My Heart, eurydice, The Sex Lives of our Parents, The Accomplices. Regional: Lady Randy for


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