Wooden O

The Tempest

Free Shakespeare in the Parks

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Leah Adcock-Starr

Performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region

July 6, 2023


August 6, 2023

When you’re stranded on an enchanted island for twelve long years with only your daughter and magical spirits for company, it turns out you have plenty of time for plotting revenge. Enter Prospero, the erstwhile Duke of Milan who was usurped by his brother Antonio. Prospero’s ire at his brother is given glorious life when Antonio and his crew sail too close to the island, and with the aid of his magical spirit Ariel, he conjures a supernatural storm to shipwreck the passengers. But his plot goes awry as the island becomes a wondrous playground for romance, trickery, and spectacle, ultimately leading to forgiveness and reconciliation.

Leah Adcock-Starr returns to Wooden O following her direction of Romeo and Juliet in 2019 with a Pacific Northwest-inspired, sea-shanty take on The Tempest. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wooden O by bringing food and friends to this feelgood show that makes the perfect summer treat.



Leah Adcock-Starr (Director), Robin Macartney (Scenic/Props Designer), Fantasia Rose (Costume Designer), Robertson Witmer (Composer/Sound Designer), Alyssa Kay (Intimacy Director), Amy Thone (Text Coach), Meghan Roche (Associate Sound Designer), Madelyn Salvucci (Stage Manager), Rosemary Lisa Jones (Assistant Stage Manager), Clair Kaminski (Crew/Production Assistant), Arden DeForest (Crew/Production Intern/Site Manager), Jocelyne Fowler (Health Safety Contact)


Maggie Carrido (Sea Captain/Musician), Miguel Castellano (Caliban/Ferdinand), Tim Gouran (Ariel), Sarah Harlett (Antonio/Stephano), Kathy Hsieh (Gonzalo), Tracy Michelle Hughes (Prospero), Jesimiel Jenkins (Sebastian/Trinculo), Malex Reed (Boatswain/Musician), Mimi Santos (Miranda), Izzy Schonfeld (Sailor/Musician), Richard Nguyen Sloniker (Alonso)

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