Shakespeare's last play, The Tempest, is the first of three Shakespeare plays to open during the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21st season. The Tempest opened June 22 in the Schubert Theatre at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University and runs through July 15. We have a first look at the production photos below!
Appearing in his 19th season with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Greg Wood takes the stage as Prospero. Jim Helsinger directs a cast that includes many PSF veterans. Alan Coates and Carl N. Wallnau appear as Alonso and Antonio respectively. Richard B. Watson appears as the earth monster Caliban. Steven Dennis and Wayne S. Turney play Sebastian and Gonzalo, and Eric Hissom and Brad DePlanche serve as Stephano and Trinculo. Among the several newcomers to the Festival are Kelsey Formost as Miranda and Dameka Hayes as the spirit Ariel. Brandon Meeks appears as Ferdinand.
Single tickets are $25-52; $10 student rush 30 minutes prior to curtain, subject to availability. Single tickets, subscriptions and packages that include tickets to The Tempest are available at www.pashakespeare.org and by contacting the Box Office at 610.282.WILL .
Photo credit: Lee A. Butz
Greg Wood and Richard B. Watson
Dameka L. Hayes