Shakespeare: The Tempest on EmilyAnn Theatre's Outdoor Stage, Wimberley, Texas
Miranda - The Tempest
John William Waterhouse, 1916, Oil on canvas {{PD-US}}

The EmilyAnn Theatre in Wimberley, Texas presents The Tempest by William Shakespeare through October 1, 2011.

Probably written around 1610, The Tempest is thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. The play was largely ignored until the 20th century when critics re-evaluated and revived interest in the work. At least 46 operas have been inspired by it and it is often performed on stage. On screen, the 1956 science fiction film, Forbidden Planet, portrayed the island as the planet Altair IV.

In The Tempest, Prospero is exiled to an enchanted island where he harnesses the powers of magic and masters the spirits that dwell there. His desire for revenge drives him to conjure a mighty storm trapping his enemies on the island.

This production is directed by Bridget Farias and featuring Kevin Gates as Prospero. Come to the EmilyAnn Theatre and experience this production presented on our magical outdoor amphitheatre stage under the stars September 9th through October 1st, 2011, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:15 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students.

The cast for this production includes:

    Prospero - Kevin Gates
    Miranda - Laura Ray
    Ferdinand - Patrick Byers
    Alonso - DeWayne Mangan
    Antonio - Robert Deike
    Gonzalo - Judd Farris
    Sebastian - Jason Foreman
    Caliban - Wesley Riddle
    Ariel - Molly McKee
    Stephano - Heath Thompson
    Trinculo - Austen Cabler
    Adrian - Colin Iliff
           Jessica Allen
           Hanna Haide
           Kate Clark
           Allison Huston



Enjoy a more complete synopsis of The Tempest