San Francisco Shakespeare Festival tours The Tempest. Some of the Bard's most delightful characters inhabit The Tempest's magical island. Prospero, the sprite Ariel, the slave Caliban, and the clowns Stephano and Trinculo, all help bring to life the humor, romance, and adventure of this enchanted tale. The story captures the essence of the human condition with its compelling and timeless themes. Forgiveness versus revenge, good versus evil, freedom versus captivity, and youthful impetuousness contrasted with aged wisdom are just some of the ideas that Shakespeare illuminates with his powerful and poetic storytelling skills. For complete tour schedule, click here.