Last chance to see Boston's Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's (CSC) production of Shakespeare's The Tempest which closes Aug. 13 at the Parkman Bandstand in the Boston Common. The CSC program is modelled after New York City's Shakespeare in the Park.
Shakespeare's tale of enchantment and love is told by CSC using such diverse traditions as "African storytelling, Japanese Butoh dance, Italian commedia dell' arte, and Caribbean Carnival."
CSC's staging of The Tempest is directed by Steven Maler. The cast features the voice of PBS' "Frontline," Will Lyman (Prospero), American Repertory Theatre regulars Thomas Derrah (Caliban), Jeremiah Kissel (Stephano), Paula Plum (Trinculo), and A.R.T. graduates Kwana Martinez (Miranda), Martin Berryman (Ferdinand) and Antonio Suarez (Ariel). Also included in the cast are Mia Anderson, Kate Clark, John Davin, Marie Larkin, Doug Lyons, Gilbert Owour, Troy Siegfried, Donna Sorbello and Jake Suffian.
The production team for The Tempest comprises set designer Scott Bradley, costume designer Rafael Jaen, lighting designer John Malinowsky and sound designer J. Hagenbuckle.
CSC has presented summer productions in Boston since 1996. Julius Caesar (1999), As You Like It (1998) and Romeo and Juliet (1997) have been staged at the Boston Common, while A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996) was presented at Copley Square. Performances are free. For further information call CSC at (617) 423 7600.
-- By Murdoch McBride