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Department ofTheatre and Dance

The Tempest

The Tempest
By William Shakespeare
Directed and adapted by Kimberly Mohne Hill
Original Music by Sarah Olive-McStay and Andrew Lazzeri
Mayer Theatre
May 29 - June 6, 2015

The Tempest is believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. Set on a remote island, where Prospero plots to restore her daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. She conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure her usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, her machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand.