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The Tempest
The Tempest

By William Shakespeare

July 12 - October 8, 2022
Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre
Sponsored by
The Jaka Foundation

Teeming with fairies, monsters, shipwrecks, and magic, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s last and most imaginative romance. Updated to the 1990s, this production is set on a small island where the deposed Duchess Prospero and her lovely daughter, Miranda, have been stranded for twelve years and where nothing is quite as it seems. But as they separate fantasy from authenticity, they eventually discover a “brave new world” of love, harmony, and redemption.

Artistic Staff

Director—Cameron Knight
Scenic/Projections Designer—Yee Eun Nam
Costume Designer—Raquel Adorno
Lighting Designer—Jaymi Lee Smith
Sound Designer—Lindsay Jones
Dramaturg—Isabel Smith-Bernstein
Voice and Text Coach—Philip Thompson
Fight and Intimacy Director—Caitlyn Herzlinger
Stage Manager—Carolyn Fast


Alonso—René Thornton Jr.
Sebastian—John Bixler
Antonio—Arizsia Staton
Ferdinand—Freedom Martin
Prospero—Jasmine Bracey
Miranda—Amara Webb
Ariel—Sophia K. Metcalf
Caliban—Aidan O’Reilly
Trinculo—Kevin Kantor
Stephano—Anatasha Blakely
Gonzalo—Steven Jensen
Iris—Kevin Kantor
Juno—Arizsia Staton
Ceres—John Bixler
Ensemble—John Bixler†, Anatasha Blakely, Steven Jensen, Kevin Kantor†, Sophia K. Metcalf, Arizsia Staton, René Thornton Jr.


John Bixler†—Alonso/ Gonzalo/ Ensemble; Jacob Sorling—Sebastian/ Ferdinand/ Caliban/ Trinculo/ Iris/Ceres/ Ensemble; Arizsia Staton—Prospero; Elise Thayn—Antonio/ Miranda/ Ariel/ Stephano/ Juno/ Ensemble
Understudies never substitute for listed players unless an announcement is made prior to the performance.

†Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

The director is working on contract with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

The scenery, costume, sound, and lighting designers are represented by the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE.

Videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.


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Study Guide
Content Advisory

The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most popular romances. It contains some of Shakespeare’s usual sexual puns and innuendo, but it is suitable for all audiences.


Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes

Artwork by Cully Long.
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