Shakespeare’s final masterpiece of family, and forgiveness set in a world of magic and spirits.

The Tempest

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Annie Lareau

Performed at the Center Theatre

October 15, 2019


November 10, 2019

We’ve Got Magic to Do. Stripped of power, position, and wealth, for 12 long years Prospero has plotted in exile on an enchanted island. When enemies sail too close, Prospero conjures a magical storm to shipwreck the passengers. The mysterious island holds secrets, along with curious creatures and fantastical spirits. While dispensing justice and watching over his daughter’s emerging romance, Prospero’s old wounds begin to heal, and reconciliation and forgiveness seem within reach for all.

A Masterpiece of Forgiveness. The Tempest is thought to be Shakespeare’s final play and is a jewel of compassion and grace through insight. The island becomes a wondrous playground for romance, trickery, and spectacle as worlds collide and eventually converge into one family.

World of Wonders. Annie Lareau (Artistic Director at Seattle Public Theatre) recently directed a “breathtaking” (Seattle Weekly) production of My Ántonia and her imaginative Pericles and her bluegrass-infused As You Like It for Wooden O were summer showpieces.


Please be advised: this production utilizes haze, strobe lighting, and loud noises.


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Production Team

Annie Lareau (Director), Julia Hayes Welch (Scenic Designer), Kelly McDonald (Costume Designer), Thorn Michaels (Lighting Designer), Erin Bednarz (Sound Designer), Tristan Roberson (Projections Designer), Robin Macartney (Props Designer), Imogen Love (Dialect Coach), Malex Reed (Composer & Music Director), Peter Dylan O’Connor (Fight Choreographer), Emma Pihl (Stage Manager).  

Cast (in alphabetical order)

Gloria Lee Alcalá (Ariel), Allyson Lee Brown (Miranda), Amy Escobar (Trinculo), Marvin Grays (Gonzalo), Casey Hartman (Master/Adrian/Ensemble), Laurence Hughes (Sebastian), Brandon JonesMooney (Boatswain/Francisco/Ensemble), Sydney Maltese (Ariel), Benjamin Neil McCormack (Ferdinand), Christopher Morson (Caliban), Eleanor Moseley (Alonso), Mari Nelson (Prospero), Peter Dylan O’Connor (Stephano), Sidney Rakowiecki (Ariel), Malex Reed (Ariel), Betsy Schwartz (Antonio).