The Tempest
by Renaissance Austin

Apr. 29 - May. 14, 2016

Taking Shakespeare to new heights, Renaissance Austin Theatre in a unique collaboration with Sky Candy Aerial and Circus Arts Collective, presents a magical, fantastical journey through Prospero’s island, where spirits soar through the air and nothing is quite as it seems. This new Shakespeare adaptation will delight and surprise you. The Tempest: An Aerial Tale is as beautiful as it is mesmerizing. While Prospero wreaks revenge on his brother, Caliban schemes Prospero’s downfall and Miranda and Ferdinand figure out the terms of their love. The ship-wrecked royals and their servants plot to turn the island into their own personal kingdoms and the sprite Ariel is anxious to be released from servitude to Prospero. The spirits of the island frolic while a dark presence lurks in the shadows. 

Directed by Lorella Loftus and Andy Agne, The Tempest: An Aerial Tale features actors and aerialists. The acting cast includes David Boss, Tom Swift, Gabriel Maldonado, Chelsea Manasseri, Kevin Moxley, Jesus I. Valles, Kera Blay, Kevin Tati, Olivia Jimenez, Will Douglas, Rachel Pallante, and Gina Houston. The aerialist cast includes Sofia Rodriguez, Emily Villarreal, Wendy Sanders, Caroline Poe, Micah Gause, and Winnie Hsia. 

Aerial choreography by Andy Agne. Sound Design by Chad Salvata. Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Lighting Design by Patrick Anthony. Costume Design by Shannon Mott. Stage Management by Suzanne Smith and Tamara L. Farley. Graphic Design by Melissa Vogt. Photography by Errich Petersen. 

Choreographed by Andy Agne
Presented by Renaissance Austin Theatre in association with The VORTEX in collaboration with Sky Candy Aerial & Circus Arts Collective 

Vortex and Howlround TV will livestream performance of Friday, May 13, 2016





The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
Renaissance Austin

April 29 - May 14, 2016
Vortex Repertory Theatre
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722

Apr.29-May.14, 2016;

Bonus show on Monday, May.09. 

ASL Interpreted: May.07; 

Vortex and Howlround TV will livestream performance of Friday, May 13, 2016

Tickets: $10-$30

$30 Priority (Seated first), $20 General , $10 Discount (Seated last) Limited Seating. Advanced Reservations Strongly Recommended. 

Radical Rush Free Tickets: Limited free tickets for each performance in the spirit of sustainability, accessibility, and the gift economy. Radical Rush tickets released at 7pm each night--in-person only.

2-for-1 admission Thursday and Sunday with donation of 2 cans for SafePlace 


The Tempest: An Aerial Tale is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.