A fantasy full of life, magic, laughter, and love is the perfect reemergence for Shakespeare in the Park. The Tempest, The Bard’s final play, is an adventure unlike any other, and Bag&Baggage Productions is pleased to be bringing you a beautiful bilingual adaptation by TS McCormick and director Yasmin Ruvalcaba.
Twelve years ago, Prospero was Duke of Milan. Being of a bookish disposition, he withdrew more and more into his studies. Eventually, his power hungry brother Antonio usurped his dukedom, putting Prospero and his baby daughter Miranda out to sea in a rotten boat. They eventually landed on a distant island once ruled by the evil witch Sycorax. Prospero, a powerful sorcerer, defeated the witch, and now rules his island with the help of Ariel, a spirit, and Caliban, the foul son of the witch Sycorax. When magic reveals that a ship bearing his old enemies is sailing near the island, Prospero summons a storm to wreck their ship. The survivors, separated by the storm, land on Pospero’s island. This is where the action of The Tempest begins.
Will Prospero regain his dukedom? Will Miranda find true love? Will they survive the cunning Antonio? Find out this summer!
The Tempest will run:
August 11-14 at Rood Bridge Park
August 18-21 At Griffin Oaks Park
August 25th-28 Shute Park
This production is presented free of charge with the support of The City of Hillsboro, KBOO Radio, Meyer Memorial Trust, Cultural Trust of Oregon, and Karl Citek & Patricia Logan.