Patrick Page Will Star in A.R.T.'s The Tempest, Featuring Magic by Teller and Music by Tom Waits

By Andrew Gans
17 Dec 2013

Patrick Page
Patrick Page
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The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, which is under the artistic direction of Diane Paulus, will present William Shakespeare's The Tempest beginning May 10, 2014, at the Loeb Drama Center.

Adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller, the production will feature magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and movement by Matt Kent of Pilobolus.

Produced in association with The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, NV, performances will continue through June 15. Opening night is May 14 at 7:30 PM.

Broadway's Patrick Page will head the cast as Prospero.



"Experience Prospero’s wizardry as never before in this thrilling new production featuring magic by the illusionist Teller (of the legendary duo Penn and Teller)," according to press notes. "When shipwrecked aristocrats wash up on the shores of Prospero’s strange island, they find themselves immersed in a world of trickery and amazement, where Tom Waits’ dusty music and Pilobolus’ athletic movement animate the spirits and monsters. But the revels come to an end when the master magician realizes he has neglected his life in service of his art, and must now relinquish his conjuring in order to reclaim his life and provide for the future of his only child."

ASL interpreted performances are scheduled for June 3 at 7:30 PM and June 8 at 2 PM. Audio described performances for blind and low-vision patrons are scheduled for June 4 at 7:30 PM and June 7 at 2 PM.

For more information call (617) 547-8300 or visit americanrepertorytheater.org.

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Patrick Page and Reginald Andre Jackson in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Coriolanus, 2013
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