Aquila Theatre: The Tempest
- January 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Shakespeare's ultimate commentary on life and art, vengeance and forgiveness is unique among his work and is widely considered to be one of his finest. The acclaimed British-American touring company, Aquila Theatre, brings to our stage this tale of shipwrecks, magical powers, vengeance, forgiveness, and enlightenment. The Bard's tale is the story of Prospero, the Duke of Milan and self-taught sorcerer, who was put to sea with his daughter, Miranda, but found exile on an exotic and mystical island. Seeking justice against those who usurped him, and with retribution finally within his grasp, his relationship with his child is tested when she falls in love with the son of one of the conspirators. Prospero's memorable soliloquy and epilogue, in which he vows to give up magic, is thought to be Shakespeare's retirement speech. "If energy be the food of Shakespeare, then Aquila Theatre serves up a smorgasbord." (Boston Globe)
Can't make this performance but really want to see The Tempest? Aquila Theatre will also perform The Tempest at the Hylton Center in Manassas Oct. 11 at 8:00 pm. Click here for more details.
$44, $37, $26