Theatre Arts

Sewanee: The University of the South

The Tempest, Feb. 26-March 2

Tennessee Williams Center

Sun, March 02, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Theatre Sewanee is happy to announce its production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest with performances Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 26-March 1 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Center. Admission is free; please e-mail mcook@sewanee.edu or call 931.598.3262 for reservations.

Shakespeare’s great romance is first of all the tale of Duke Prospero’s journey from overthrow and exile to restoration and return, from his own will to power—motivated by a deep desire for revenge—to forgiveness and hope for grace. It is a tale full of incident: ship wreck, supernatural happenings, love, diabolical plots, and drunken brawls. It even has an Elizabethan “masque” with music, poetry, dance, song, and the magical visitation of goddesses from Antiquity. The setting is a mythical island somewhere in the Mediterranean, imagined for this production by Samantha Gribben. Theresa Bush has designed the wonderfully fantastic costumes. There is an extensive musical score by Jim Carlson, supported with John Marshall’s lighting. The choreographer is Courtney World. The director is David Landon, assisted by Lily Davenport. The stage manger is Ally Hollis, assisted by Adreyauna Lewers.

The large cast includes Chase Brantley (Prospero), Tia Strickland (Miranda), Audrey Yatdon Tchouchoua (Ariel), Sarah Weldon (Caliban), Alex Linton (Ferdinand), Austin Heerema (Alonso), Lily Davenport (Gonzalo), Max Hagen (Antonio), Will Johannsson (Sebastian), Sally Burgess (Francisco), Cody Snead (Trinculo), Hunter Woolwine (Stephano), Charlotte La Nasa (Iris), Sarah High (Ceres), Madi Carter (Juno), Clara Guyton (Boatswain) Quang Tran and Kaitlynn Jackson (Ariel’s spirits).

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