Prospero, Duke of Milan, his dukedom usurped by his brother Antonio, is put to sea with his daughter Miranda and some magical books smuggled in by his loyal councillor Gonzalo. The sea casts them up on an island where Prospero, exercising his magical powers, makes a home for himself and Miranda. One day a great storm, which Prospero has conjured, breaks up a passing ship and delivers to him the members of his usurping court. Treacherous brother, fellow conspirators and old friend alike come under Prospero's spell. Shakespeare's last play. Presented by the Bank of AmericaPerformers Christian Camargo (Ariel), Stephen Dillane (Prospero), Ron Cephas Jones (Caliban), Juliet Rylance (Miranda), Thomas Sadoski (Stephano), Michelle Beck (Ceres), Ashlie Atkinson (Juno), Jenni Barber (Iris), Edward Bennett (Ferdinand), alvin Epstein (Gonzalo), Jonathan Fried (Alonso), Richard Hansell (Sebastian), Aaron Krohn (Adrian), Anthony O'Donnell (Trinculo), Michael Thomas (Antonio), Ross Waiton.
Author Shakespeare. Producer The Old Vic. Producer Brooklyn Academy of Music. Producer Neal Street Productions. Director Sam Mendes. Design Tom Piper. Costume Catherine Zuber. Lighting Paul Pyant. Sound Simon Baker. Music Josh Prince. Choreographer Josh Prince. Director Maggie Lunn (casting). Director Nancy Piccione (casting).