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Teller & More Talk A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

March 13
5:52 PM 2014

Teller & More Talk A.R.T.'s THE TEMPESTMaster magician Teller co-directs the new A.R.T. production of William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST along with Aaron Posner and the creative collaborators discuss the venture as part of a new video featurette.

Additionally, A jaunty and far-out trailer for the forthcoming American Repertory Theater production of William Shakespeare's timeless latter play THE TEMPEST is now available, as well.

Featuring a collage-like approach, the syncopated new visual montage combines many elements commonly associated with the classic comedy while also imbuing it with an altogether new life and spirit, set to the sounds of a score featuring songs by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan.

The official description of THE TEMPEST is as follows: "Experience Prospero's wizardry as never before in this startling production, featuring magic created by Teller (of the legendary duo Penn & Teller). When shipwrecked aristocrats wash up on the shores of Prospero's strange island, they find themselves immersed in a world of trickery and amazement, where Tom Waits' Dust Bowl balladry and Teller's magic animate the spirits and monsters. The Tempest is a co-production with The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Nevada."

More information on the new A.R.T. production of THE TEMPEST is as follows: "Experience Prospero's wizardry in this thrilling new production of THE TEMPEST featuring magic by illusionist Teller (of the legendary duo Penn & Teller). When shipwrecked aristocrats wash up on the shores of Prospero's strange island, they find themselves immersed in a world of trickery and amazement, where music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan and Pilobolus' athletic movement animate the spirits and monsters. But the revels come to an end when the master magician realizes he has neglected his life in service of his art, and must now relinquish his conjuring in order to reclaim his life and provide for the future of his only child. THE TEMPEST at The Smith Center will serve as the production's world premiere. Following the world premiere in Las Vegas, the show will move to Cambridge, MA to begin performances at A.R.T."

Even more information on A.R.T.'s production of THE TEMPEST is available at the official site here.

THE TEMPEST runs on the East Coast May 10 through June 16. Tickets are available at the official site here.

View the new video featurette on THE TEMPEST here.

See the rarely-heard Teller discuss THE TEMPEST below.

View the new trailer for A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST below.

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