Hartford Stage artistic director Darko Tresnjak's stages the classic that will officially open May 18 for a run through June 10.
Joining Davis ( La Cage aux Folles, The Cherry Orchard, Invention of Love, "The Nanny") are Noble Shropshire (Gonzalo), Bruce Turk (Trinculo), William Patrick Riley (Ferdinand), David Barlow (Sebastian), Michael Spencer-Davis (Stephano), Shirine Babb (Ariel), Sara Topham (Miranda), Joshua Dean (Sailor/Spirit), Jonathan Lincoln Fried (Antonio), Christopher Randolph (King Alonso), Ben Cole (Caliban), Alex Saffer (Francisco/Boatswain), Mark Ford (Sailor/Lord) , Jane Cracovaner (Spirit/Goddess), Jillian Greenberg (Spirit/Goddess) and Annastasia Duffany (Spirit/Goddess).
Here's how Hartford describes The Tempest: "One storm rages on the sea. Another storm rages inside of a man. Will Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, exact his revenge or forgive his foes? Shakespeare’s magnificent last play is a meditation on family, love, mercy, and—ultimately—the theatre itself. With wonder, imagination and sheer theatricality, this powerful production will take you on a breathtaking journey filled with song, dance, masks and puppetry."
The design team includes Alexander Dodge (scenic design); Fabio Toblini (costume design); Michael Chybowski (lighting design); David Budries and Nathan A. Roberts (sound design and original music); and Joshua Dean (aerial consultant). The stage manager is Mary K. Klinger.
For tickets and more information, phone (860) 527-5151 or visit hartfordstage.org.