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Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

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The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director; presents the last production of its 2013/14 Season, THE TEMPEST, adapted and directed by Aaron Posnerand Teller from the play by William Shakespeare, with magic by Teller, music byTom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus. Scroll down for a first look at the production!

The Tempest is produced in association with The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada. The production will have a limited run in Las Vegas beginning on April 1 then move to the A.R.T. beginning performances on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Loeb Drama Center.

Experience Prospero's wizardry as never before in this thrilling new production featuring magic by the illusionist Teller (of the legendary duo Penn and 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 and Kathleen Brennan's dusty music 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 cast will be led by Tom Nelis as Prospero, with Louis Butelli as Antonio,Nate Dendy as Ariel, Dawn Didawick as Gonzala, Christopher Donohue as Alonso, Joby Earle as Ferdinand, Zach Eisenstat and Manelich Minniefee as Caliban, Charlotte Graham as Miranda, Eric Hissom as Stephano, Jonathan Kim as Trinculo, and Edmund Lewis as Sebastian. They are joined by the musicians Shaina Taub, Miche Braden, Michael Brun, and Nate Tucker.

The creative team also includes scenic designer Daniel Conway, costume designer Paloma Young, lighting designer Christopher Akerlind, sound designer Darron L. West, music direction by Shaina Taub, magic consultant Johnny Thompson, magical prop designer Thom Rubino, and instrument designer Kenny Wollesen.

For more information on The Tempest and the balance of the A.R.T. season call 617-547-8300 or visit us on line at americanrepertorytheater.org.

Photo Credit: K.M. Cannon

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Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
Prospero and Ariel (Tom Nelis and Nate Dendy) conjure a storm.

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
Encountering Caliban... The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
Tom Nelis as Prospero

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
Tom Nelis as Prospero

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
The Cast of A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
Tom Nelis as Prospero and Company

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
Tom Nelis as Prospero and Company

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
Tom Nelis as Prospero

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Nelis and More in A.R.T.'s THE TEMPEST
Tom Nelis as Prospero

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