Tickets to A.R.T.'s Re-Imagined Production of THE TEMPEST at Smith Center on Sale 1/10
"We are thrilled to be presenting THE TEMPEST, our very first co-production, at The Smith Center with A.R.T., one of the most renowned regional theaters in the world," says MyRon Martin, president and CEO of The Smith Center. "This production of THE TEMPEST will bring Shakespeare's work to life with incredible staging, magic and movement that audiences of all ages can enjoy."
Experience Prospero's wizardry in this thrilling new production of THE TEMPEST 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' 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 Patrick Page as Prospero, whose Broadway credits include Scar in The Lion King, De Guiche in Cyrano de Bergerac, The Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Brutus in Julius Caesar, Lumière in Beauty and the Beast, and The Kentucky Cycle; most recently he was seen as Rufus Buckley in A Time to Kill. His Off-Broadway credits include Rex, Richard II, The Duchess of Malfi, and The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall. He has performed nationwide in numerous regional theaters and has been nominated for Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Awards, and has received the Princess Grace Award, Helen Hayes Award, Craig Noel Award, Joseph Jefferson Award, Matador Award for Classical Theatre, Will Award for Classical Theatre, and the Utah Governor¹s Medal for the Arts.
Director and adaptor Aaron Posner is a Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning playwright and director. His adaptations include Macbeth (with Teller, from Shakespeare), Stupid Fucking Bird (adapted from Chekhov's The Seagull), Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love) adapted from Kurt Vonnegut short stories, The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev (adapted from the Chaim Potok novels), Sometimes a Great Notion (adapted from Ken Kesey), a nine-actor Cyrano, and musical adaptation of Mark Twain's A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage, and many more. He is a founder and former Artistic Director of Philadelphia's Arden Theatre and has directed at major regional theaters from coast to coast. He is an artistic associate at Milwaukee Rep and the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC (where his recent production of Romeo and Juliet received rave reviews).