On the Mainstage

The Tempest

The Tempest

March 31 - April 3, 2011
Empie Theatre

By William Shakespeare
a new dance theatre adaptation by
Charles O. Anderson & Troy Dwyer

Faculty performance spotlight:
Holly Cate as Prospero

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Shakespeare’s fantasia of magic, power and revenge finds new inspiration in this world premiere dance theatre adaptation. Twelve years ago, the sorceress Prospero was overthrown and cast adrift by her rapacious brother, Antonio. She washed up on the shore of a remote island, with just three souls for company: her beguiling child Miranda; Ariel, a mischievous sprite; and the bitter “monster” Caliban. When Antonio strays near the island, Prospero conjures a perfect storm to wreck his ship and exact her vengeance. But the vessel crashes ashore bearing much more than Prospero could have anticipated.

The creative team behind 2009’s groundbreaking Caw reinvent one of the great stories of the theatre, featuring some of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters in a bold and incisive new dance theatre production.

Thursday, March 31, 8 p.m.
Friday, April 1, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 3, 2 p.m.