In Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Prospero, exiled Duke of Milan, uses his spirit servant, Ariel, to shipwreck his enemies and enact revenge on those that betrayed him. While employing magic to comically toy with the visitors and his imprisoned servant, Caliban, Prospero also employs his theatrical arts to arrange a marriage for his daughter Mirandaand set the political world to rights. The story unfolds with laughter, sorrow, justice, and of course, wonder, affirming the power of storytelling and magic, as well as their limits. Follow the Theater in the Open flags from the Maudslay parking lot. Allow ten minutes to stroll to the site and $5 for parking ($6 for out of state vehicles). For further information call 978-465-2572.
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