The Tempest

July 22-August 9, 2020

Boston Common

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Steven Maler

John Douglas Thompson* leads the cast as Prospero in the 25th Anniversary production of
Free Shakespeare On the Common: The Tempest.  

CSC commits to paying artists and artisans involved in the Company.
We are announcing our commitment to pay all of the talented artists and artisans working on The Tempest.  While we cannot predict the impact of the Coronavirus on our city in the months ahead, in this period of uncertainty, we strive to guarantee a level of economic stability for the artists committing to bring  joy to the people of Boston this summer. We are closely working with the City of Boston on our planning to ensure safety of our Company and audience.

Remo Airaldi* as Antonio
Nora Eschenheimer* as Miranda
John Kuntz* as Trinculo
Nael Nacer* as Caliban
Richard Noble as Alonso
Fred Sullivan, Jr.* as Stephano
Michael Underhill as Ferdinand

Scenic Design Clint Ramos and Jeffrey Petersen
Costume Design by Nancy Leary
Lighting Design by Eric Southern
Sound Design by David Reiffel

*Member Actors’ Equity Association

Directed by Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler and featuring Boston and New York’s finest actors, The Tempest, Shakespeare’s final play, transports the audience to a mysterious and enchanting island inhabited by a host of colorful characters. In this tale of magic, betrayal, revenge, and family, the wise and powerful Prospero struggles to maintain the world he’s created as order is thrown off balance by those around him: his curious daughter, Miranda; a man who’s just washed ashore, Ferdinand; the half human, half monster, Caliban; two fools, Stephano and Trinculo; and the mystical spirit of the air, Ariel, among many others. With elements of tragedy and comedy, this “brave new world” is a charming escape to revel in under the stars for the 25th production of Free Shakespeare on the Common.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.


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