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Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Christopher Price

This production was entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) 40.

Publication Date

Fall 11-2007


Gorham, ME


Theatre, University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre, Theatre Program, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival


Arts and Humanities | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History



Boatswain ... Joshua Adams
Prospero ... Michele Lee
Miranda ... Heather Scamman ·
Ariel ... Audra Anne Curtis
Caliban ... Shawn Reardon
Ferdinand ... Nate Speckman
Gonzalo ... Heather Green
Alonso ... Travis Grant
Sebastian ... Jesse Leighton
Antonio ... Johnny Speckman
Adrian ... Adam Ferguson
Francisco ... Mike Johnson
Trinculo ... Thaddeus Walk
Stephano ... Joe Bearor
Iris ... Casey Turner .
Ceres ... Nadia Soliman
Jurto ... Maia Turlo

"Near the end of The Tempest, Prospero is reminded by the spirit, Ariel, that compassion is only possible between fellow human beings, who have a shared knowledge of the attendant weaknesses, frailties and urges. She is reminded that mortality is common to both rulers and those being ruled. In what is generally considered to be his last play, Shakespeare's meditations on life still ring true. Beginnings and endings, bondage and freedom, culture and gender, and revenge and reconciliation are timeless and universal subjects. Prospero's deliberations on the power of forgiveness to end conflict is one of the great lessons of the play. As it turns out, one that eludes us too much of the time. But we keep trying. That's what makes us human." - Christopher Price

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The Tempest Program [2007]



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