The Tempest
by Texas State University

Feb. 12 - Feb. 17, 2019

Cast away on a magical island, an exiled duke struggles to subdue his enemies and reunite his daughter with society. In this fresh look at Shakespeare’s poetic masterpiece about revenge, romance and power, an all-female cast delivers a sharp critique on the nature of dominance and offers hope for transformation, redemption and forgiveness.


Texas State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents Shakespeare's The Tempest, directed by Bruce Turk. The production opens February 12, 2019 and runs until February 17 in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre.  


After a distinguished professional career across the country, Bruce Turk, who graduated from Westlake High School, returned to Texas hill-country three years ago to pursue a MFA in directing from Texas State University. Turk has performed leading roles On and Off-Broadway, internationally, and at major regional theatres across the country, specializing in classical theatre, predominantly Shakespeare. He has been a resident member of Tadashi Suzuki’s Acting Company in Japan and has also worked extensively with Julie Taymor, appearing in her productions of Titus Andronicus, Juan Darien at Lincoln Center, and playing the title role in The Green Bird on Broadway.




By William Shakespeare

Original Music by Laura Brackney



Prospero - Elizabeth Rees

Ariel - Rachel Webb

Caliban - Daniella Treviño

Miranda - Amber Mawnde-Spytek

Ferdinand - Jessica Healey

Alonso - Cayla Primous

Antonio - Julieanna Stolley

Sebastian - Emily Absher

Gonzalo - Micaela Lamas

Francisco - Audrey Clyburn

Adrian - Lydia Landrum

Stephano - Payton Mayfield

Trinculo - Lila Perlman

Boatswain - Matt Welborn

Iris - Taylor Aronson

Ceres - Emily Edwards

Juno - Amanda Blake

Dancer - Dana Mosbey

Dancer - Lyssa Rumsey

Dancer - Jenna Weatherbie

Dancer - Tayler Jenkins

Dancer - Rachel Stevens


Creative Team:

Director- Bruce Turk

Composer- Laura Brackney

Music Director- Myra Cassian

Choreographer- Nicole Wesley

Scenic Design-Cheri DeVol

Lighting Design-Carlos Nine

Costume Design- Stacey Johnson

Sound Design- James Winnenberg

Production Stage Manager-Hayes Richard




The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
Texas State University

February 12 - February 17, 2019
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
601 University Drive
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX, 78666

The Tempest opens Tuesday night, February 12, 2019, and runs through Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m., with matinee performances on Sunday, February 17 at 2 p.m. All performances will be in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre. Individual tickets start at $13 for adults and $8 for students and may be purchased by phone at 512-245-6500 or online at

 Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre

405 Moon Street, San Marcos, TX

Parking:   Special Event Parking for all fine arts events occurring is now only available in the Edward Gary Street Garage, 405 N. Edward Gary Street. The garage is located on the corner of University Drive and Edward Gary Street for a flat fee of $5 per event. Please Note: The garage attendant will only be accepting cash. Credit/debit card transactions will not be accepted for special event parking.


Six Performances: Tuesday, February 12 – February 17, 2018.



Tuesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m.



            Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m.



Thursday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m.



Friday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.



Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.



Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m.




Tickets:    Tuesday – Thursday: $13 adults, $8 students;

                Friday - Sunday at 2:00 p.m.: $18 adults, $8 students