The Tempest


Produced by Saskia Hagen Groom, directed by Andrew Freeman. The Tempest is a play believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to cause his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to believe they are shipwrecked and marooned on the island. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio’s lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso’s son, Ferdinand.

Wednesday, July 26th 6:30pm Community Room at The Gables, Rutland (selected scenes);
Thursday, July 27th 7pm “In the Beautiful Gardens” at The Lilac Inn, Brandon;
Friday, July 28th 7pm the Gazebo at Godnick Adult Center, Rutland;
Saturday, July 29th 2pm Belmont Village Green, Mount Holly and 7pm at West Rutland Town Hall, West Rutland;
Sunday, July 30th 2pm “On the Field” at Giorgetti Park, Rutland;
Monday, July 31st 7pm Springfield Cinema Theatre, Springfield;
Tuesday, August 1st 6:30pm Community Room at The Maples, Rutland (selected scenes);
Friday, August 4th 7pm Wallingford Town Hall, Wallingford;
Saturday, August 5th 7pm at Larson Homestead, South Street in Middletown Springs