About This Show

This new version of The Tempest features an innovative collaboration between Williams Theatre, CoDa (Contemporary Dance Ensemble), and WiPE (Williams Percussion Ensemble). Encompassing many dramatic themes: jealousy, betrayal, revenge, sexual desire, romantic love, power, forgiveness, The Tempest is often seen as conscious of its own existence as a play, provocatively examining theatrical illusion and the creation of “art.”

The Tempest takes place on an enchanted island where Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, lives in exile with his daughter Miranda. Dwelling on the island with them are Ariel and Caliban.

Prospero’s sorcery, performing much of the stage-magic of the play through his agent Ariel, moves the plot forward through elaborate stage effects and the most magical presence of all: a hypnotic atmosphere suffused by music.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: November 12, 2015 Final Performance: November 14, 2015
Ticket Office: 413-597-242