Marooned and left to die on a remote island, Prospero can command spirits, create apparitions, and manipulate the elements. By using his magic, he assembles his enemies to take revenge on them, and in the process, awakens in Miranda, his teenage daughter, her first experience of love.
The premiere production of this 90 minutes musical adaptation in 2013 showcased 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs, who shared the stage with professional actors and community partners.
By William Shakespeare. Adaptation, music, & new lyrics by Todd Almond. Conceived by Lear DeBessonet. Originally commissioned and produced by The Public Theater.
Presented by RLT’s Teens on Stage and Teens Backstage. Directed by Patrick Torres.
Post-show discussion with Meredyth Pederson, Director of Education, and cast on Friday, July 28
This project is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.
“The Tempest” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. (866) 378-9758 www.theatricalrights.com
Thanks to Kidznotes for providing musicians and a choir for this production
- Ricky Hall
- Sofia Gabriela Alba
- Will Taylor
- Mercedes Ruiz
- Colton Hartzheim
- Chris Inhulsen
- Emily Miller
- Jessica Soffian
- David Snee
- Angel Koshy
- Sydney Porter
- Dane Swanser
- Audrey Porter
- Emma Johnson
- Isabelle Walsh
- Alexandra Willbrand
- Monique Fogg
- Emily Freer
- Aidan Morrison
- Skysha Jones
All performances are wheelchair accessible.
Assistive listening devices are available for all performances.
Audio description for those with visual disabilities is provided by Arts Access. The Sunday, July 30, performance at 3pm will be described.