Boston’s Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will produce William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. It will be presented at the Parkman Bandstand, at the Boston Common, from July 21 through August 13. Performances are free of charge and open to the public.
The story involves the classic tale of Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, his daughter Miranda, Ariel and Caliban. CSC plans to involve music and movement in the production. Under the direction of Steven Maler, the story incorporates African storytelling, Japanese Butoh dance, and Italian commedia dell’ arte to convey the story of betrayal and forgiveness.
The production staff includes Scott Bradley (set design), Rafael Jaen (costume design), John Malinowsky (lighting design) and J. Hagenbuckle (sound design).
The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is modeled after New York’s “Shakespeare in the Park”and other free outdoor Shakespeare events. Since their inception in 1996, they have presented such productions as Julius Caesar(1999), As You Like It(1998), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1996) to Boston audiences. Director Steven Maler also serves as the Artistic Director.
Performances run Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM, and Sundays at 7 PM. For further information, call the CSC at (617) 423-7600. by Daniel Fischer