Following its successful premiere at penangpac and klpac, David Glass's TEMPEST brings its magic to DPAC. David Glass--one of the founders and initiators of the Physical/Visual, Devised and Applied Theatre movements--turns Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST into a visual, physical and musical celebration. He transforms the key characters, settings and themes in the original play into his own unique version that highlights some contemporary issues such as global warming and self-identity. While the themes and ideas of Hope, Creativity, Knowledge, Love Wisdom and Redemption in Shakespeare's version continue to resonate.
Set in the last days of humanity, this production tells the story of Prospero--an alchemist and shaman who holds the world’s knowledge in his beloved books. He has an adolescent daughter Miranda whom he protects and shelters. She lives an idyllic life believing that her father and the island creatures--Caliban and Ariel--are the only inhabitants of the destroyed Earth. Until she encounters other human beings. These coincidentally are Prospero’s usurpers on their way to harness power to consolidate their position in a dying world.
The cast is made of veteran actors Lim Soon Heng, Seng Soo Ming, Lim Kien Lee and Foo Chi Wei, and new but talented actors Nikki Basharudin, Teoh Jun Vinh, and Zul Zamir.