November, 2017//Lenfest Center for the Arts
Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, plots to restore him and his daughter Miranda to their rightful place, using magic and skillful manipulation. The eponymous tempest brings Prospero's usurping brother Antonio and the complicit Alonso, King of Naples, to the island. Fusing the history of New Orleans and the magic of Shakespeare’s island, this production examines how extraordinary events can shake a community to its core.
Director: NJ Agwuna
Dramaturg: Lucy Powis
Producer: Lucia Xiaoran Zhu
Scenic Designer: Andrew Moerdyk
Costume Designer: Avery Reed
Lighting Designer: Eric Norbury and Ethan Olsen
Sound Designer: Ian Wehrle
Olivia Abiassi, Justin Michael Cooke, Freddie Fulton, Garrett Gray, Luke Hofmaier, Kyle Ingleman, Roger Lipson, Emily Loewus, Amy Miyako, Chris Murray, Adrienne Paquin, Eddie Powers, Erin Salm, Tiffany Small, Roberto Tolentino.
Photos by Rob Strong