THE TEMPEST

By William Shakespeare

CTL, Mark Taper Amphitheatre

CAST

 

Prospero

Keith Michael Morgan

 

Antonio

Carlos Carrasco

 

Gonzalo

Martin Clark

 

Miranda

Sarah Culberson

 

Trinculo

Tessa Tohompson

 

Stephano

William Dixon

 

King Alonso

Alex Wells

Lawrence Peters

 

Ariel

Troy Dunn

 

Sebastian

Jake Eberle

 

Caliban

Nick Salamone

 

Ferdinand

James Tupper

 

Boatswain/Adrian/Spirit

Paul Taviani

 

Spirit

Elyse Ashton

 

Ceres

Amy Tolsky

 

Juno

Nancy Jeris

 

Iris

Erica Rice

 

Spirits

Caitlin Prennace

Mandana Tagisade

Naoko Okamoto

Mariko Denda

 

PRODUCTION NOTES

Produced by Classical Theatre Lab in concert with Tree People, the conservation organization in residence at the beautiful outdoor Mark Taper Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, this production was set in the Restoration period; an age of greedy expansionism and frivolity. Shipwrecked on a magical island, each character is forced to confront the nature of power, the memory of grief and the choice of forgiveness.  

 

Shakespeare's great final play, about a man hell bent on revenge against the usupers who stripped him of his throne finds, through love, nature, and the spirituality of the universe, the path to redemption. The shedding of the superficial trappings of wealth and power was a central metaphor in the vision for this production. Performed outdoors with delicate and orginal music composed by Susan Hurley, and evocative sound design by the multi award winning designer John Zelewski.

 

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

 

Director

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Stage Manager

Robert Fromer

 

Set Designer

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Costume Designer

Desi Griffiths

 

Sound Designer

John Zelewski

 

Lighting Designer

Bobby Fromer

 

Composer

Susan Hurley

 

Choreographer

Kristie Reeves