The Tempest (6-8 Performers)
by Penfold Theatre Company
May. 28 - Jun. 20, 2020
On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm, he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake, they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems. The Tempest, Shakespeare’s most magical play, is an enchanting exploration of the lure control and the greater power of forgiveness.
The Tempest is directed by Rudy Ramirez.
This production will use outside texts including historical documents and critical writings to examine the context and history of The Tempestas one of the first texts to engage with European colonization. The goal will be to create a production that illustrates the place of The Tempest within a complex history of race and empire.
May 28 - June 20, 2020
301 Bagdad Street
Round Rock, TX, 78664
Performances run May 28 - Jun 20, 2020 at the Round Rock Amphitheater.
No charge for admissions; donations accepted.
More forthcoming from Penfold Theatre. (November 6, 2019)