Teeming with fairies, monsters, shipwrecks, and magic, The Tempest is Shakespeare's last and most mature romance. The deposed Duke Prospero and his lovely daughter, Miranda, are shipwrecked on a small island where nothing is quite as it seems. But as they separate fantasy from authenticity, they eventually discover a "brave new world" of love, harmony, and redemption.
Approximate run time: 140 minutes.
Shakespearean plays may contain a small amount of the Bard's usual innuendo and double entendres. This play is appropriate for almost all audiences.
The following links will take you to various articles and audio and video files about the play. CAUTION: Some of these resources give away surprises and endings. You may want to proceed carefully.
Page photo: Melinda Parrett (left) as Ariel and Henry Woronicz as Prospero in The Tempest, 2013.