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Boomerang Theatre Company Kicks Off The 2010 Season With THE TEMPEST 6/19

The Boomerang Theatre Company (Tim Errickson, Artistic Director; Sue Abbott, Managing Director) will present THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare in Central Park, opening June 19th at 2pm. The production is free, and plays Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Award-winning actress Sara Thigpen will direct the production, with designs by Annie Simon. Check out for more information.

**Note: Due to recent rainy weather, June 19th and 20th are preview performances and press opening is June 26th**

THE TEMPEST, running June 19th-July 18th, 2010, tells the story of a storm that brings the passengers of a royal vessel crashing onto the unforgiving rocks of a desolate island paradise. Dark forces and magic lead the castaways and the island's inhabitants in a struggle for revenge, love and freedom. The cast includes Jonathan Dewberry as Prospero, Amanda Tudor as Miranda, Luis Vega as Caliban, and Jason Loughlin as Ferdinand. The company also includes Spencer Aste, Kent Burnham, David Carlyon, Bob D'Haene, Vinnie Penna, Shannon Thomason, Christian Toth and Schylar Westbrook. Costumes are designed by Annie Simon, and Music supervision is by Beth Ann Leone. Production Stage Manager is Laura Gomez.

THE TEMPEST will take place outdoors Saturday and Sunday afternoons in Central Park, and is free to the public. All performances start at 2pm. Audiences can enter the park at 69th Street and Central Park west, and continue along the bridal path to the performance area. Feel free to bring a blanket, picnic or folding chair. No tickets are required.

The 2010 season concludes with Boomerang's rotating repertory season at the Connelly Theatre September 9th-Oct 10th, 2010. The repertory includes a revival of Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, directed by Philip Emeott, a revival of Christopher Fry's verse comedy VENUS OBSERVED, directed by Cailin Heffernan, and the world premiere of ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHTS by Tim Errickson, directed by Christopher Thomasson.

The Boomerang Theatre Company is an award-winning Off-Off-Broadway theatre company based in New York City. Boomerang annually produces a season composed of three programs: free outdoor Shakespeare productions in parks throughout NYC; an indoor repertory series of new, classic and neglected plays; and FIRST FLIGHT, a new play development festival of workshops and readings.

In the past eleven years, the Boomerang Theatre Company has produced 42 full productions, including six world premieres, seven New York City premieres and reinvented producing in repertory for small theatres. In 2008, the company was the recipient of the Caffe Cino Fellowship from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for consistent production of outstanding work. Boomerang has been awarded two New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Burning the Old Man by Kelly McAllister (out of six nominations), a 2002 OOBR Award for The Misanthrope by Moliere, and was selected as a September 2005 recipient of The STAR Initiative from WNYC radio. The company also presented the United States premiere of Irvine ("Trainspotting") Welsh's You'll Have Had Your Hole in the NYC International Fringe Festival. Two plays produced by Boomerang have been published in annual Plays and Playwrights anthologies. The 2010 season is supported by the Puffin Foundation, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

THE TEMPEST performance schedule

June 19th at 2pm THE TEMPEST preview

June 20th at 2pm THE TEMPEST preview

June 26th at 2pm THE TEMPEST Press Opening

June 27th at 2pm THE TEMPEST performance

July 10th at 2pm THE TEMPEST performance

July 11th at 2pm THE TEMPEST performance

July 17th at 2pm THE TEMPEST performance

July 18th at 2pm THE TEMPEST performance

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