The Acting Company Brings The Tempest to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

News   The Acting Company Brings The Tempest to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
The Acting Company will be swept to Brooklyn as the Tony Award-winning troupe presents The Tempest at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 27, 2008.

Davis McCallum, who most recently staged the Signature Theatre production of Charles Mee's musical Queens Boulevard, helms Shakespeare's tale of revenge, power and forgiveness for the Acting Company.

The castaways of The Tempest include Michael Stewart Allen (Caliban), Victoire Charles (Ariel), Kelley Curran (Miranda), Seth Duerr (Antonio), David Foubert (Stephano), Jay Leibowitz (Gonzalo, Guitar Player), Peter Macklin (Trinculo), Robb Martinez (Sebastian), Luis Moreno (Alonso), Christopher Oden (Prospero) and Timothy Sekk (Ferdinand).

Neil Patel, as set designer, leads a creative team that also includes Clint Ramos (costume design), Thomas Shaw (music composition), Michael Chybowski (lighting design), Fitz Patton (sound design), Tracey Bersley (movement) and Elizabeth Smith (voice and text consultant).

As part of its outreach program to young audiences, the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts will offer a free ticket to anyone 18 and under accompanied by an adult who has purchased a full-price ticket to The Tempest.

Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and Margot Harley, the Acting Company comprised the first graduating class of the drama division of the Juilliard School. The Acting Company counts Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline, David Schramm, Jesse L. Martin, Keith David, Lorraine Toussaint, David Ogden Stiers, Mary Lou Rosato, Lisa Banes, Derek Smith, Frances Conroy, Dennis Boutsikaris, Jeffrey Wright and Rainn Wilson among its alumni. The Tempest will play the Walt Whitman Theatre on the campus of Brooklyn College at 2 PM on Jan. 27, 2008. Tickets are available by visiting or by phoning (718) 951-4500.

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