Event

The Tempest at Storm King Art Center

Friday, September 4, 2015
6:00pm

Advanced ticket sales for The Tempest are now closed.
Limited tickets will be available on-site for $20.

Friday, September 4 at 6:00PM.

Savor the last weekend of summer with a sunset production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Presented by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) and featuring the HVSF Conservatory Company. Audiences of all ages will revel in the circus-like atmosphere created by HVSF’s young artists in a 90-minute version of Shakespeare’s enchanting tale of a magical island full of monsters and fairies.

4-6:00PM Picnic Dinner**
6:00PM Performance

 

**Advanced picnic orders may be picked up beginning at 4:00PM. A limited amount of food will be available for purchase before the show.

Wine, Brooklyn Brewery beer, and other beverages will be available on the patio of the Museum Building.

THE TEMPEST
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jim Calder

Twelve years ago Prospero, the Duke of Milan, was overthrown by his brother, Antonio, with the help of Alonso, King of Naples, and the King’s brother Sebastian. Prospero and his baby daughter Miranda were put out to sea and they landed on a distant island. By the use of his magic art, Prospero now rules this island. The sprite Ariel and savage Caliban serve him.

Now a ship is caught in a violent storm, and Prospero tells Miranda that he conjured the storm because his mortal enemies are all on that ship. Castaways begin to turn up. First comes Alonso’s son Ferdinand, who immediately falls in love with Miranda. Prospero tests their love by enslaving Ferdinand. As the other castaways appear on the island, Prospero must decide if he will take revenge on his enemies, or conjure a happy ending instead.

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