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The Tempest

May 30–Jun 24

"O brave new world, that has such people in't!" As Shakespeare's works go, few are more magical than The Tempest, a fantastical and deeply human play about an exiled sorcerer, his budding daughter, a civilization abandoned, and a world reborn. Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone ventures into Prospero’s magical world, mixing storytelling, music, and dance to create a unique theatrical experience for all ages.

Running time: Two-and-a-half hours (including 15-minute intermission)


  • WHO'S WHO
  • Events
  • PHOTOS
  • PODCASTS & VIDEO
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CREATIVE TEAM

Jonathan Moscone - Director
Erika Chong Shuch - Choreographer
Emily Greene - Set Designer
Anna Oliver - Costume Designer
Gabe Maxson - Lighting Designer
Cliff Caruthers - Composer/Sound Designer
Domenique Lozano - Vocal/Text Coach
Philippa Kelly - Dramaturg
Dave Maier, Fight Director
Corrie Bennett* - Stage Manager
Jannette Coté* - Assistant Stage Manager
Ben Randle – Assistant Director
Devin Cruikshank - Assistant Lighting Designer
Christina Hogan - Production Assistant

CAST

James Carpenter* - Alonso
Catherine Castellanos* - Caliban, Antonio
Emily Kitchens* - Miranda, Sebastian
Nicholas Pelczar* - Ferdinand, Trinculo
Erika Chong Shuch - Ariel, Boatswain
Michael Winters* - Prospero, Stephano
Melanie Elms - Sprite
Aaron Moreland - Sprite
Travis Santell Rowland - Sprite

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Ellen & Joffa Dale
Michael & Virginia Ross
Simpson Strong-Tie
Jay Yamada

PRODUCERS
Vincent Fogle & Emily Sparks
Robert Mailer Anderson & Nicola Miner
Michele & John Ruskin
Barbara Sahm & Steven Winkel
David & Maria Waitrovich

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
David & Diane Goldsmith
Mrs. William E. Jones
Craig & Kathy Moody
Richard Norris & David Madsen
Monica Salusky & John Sutherland
 
*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association.

PHOTOS

Dress Rehearsal Photos:

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Emily Kitchens, Erika Chong Shuch, and Melanie Elms in The Tempest, directed by Jonathan Moscone; photo by Kevin Berne.

 

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Michael Winters, Erika Chong Shuch, James Carpenter, and Catherine Castallanos in The Tempest, directed by Jonathan Moscone; photo by Kevin Berne.

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Erika Chong Shuch in The Tempest, directed by Jonathan Moscone; photo by Kevin Berne.

 

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Michael Winters, Emily Kitchens, Erika Chong Shuch, and Nicholas Pelczar in The Tempest, directed by Jonathan Moscone; photo by Kevin Berne.

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Erika Chong Shuch in The Tempest, directed by Jonathan Moscone; photo by Kevin Berne.

 

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Catherine Castellanos and Michael Winters in The Tempest, directed by Jonathan Moscone; photo by Kevin Berne.

See the complete gallery of rehearsal photos.



Publicity Photos:

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Erika Chong Shuch (Ariel) and Travis Santell Rowland (Sprite) in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by Jonathan Moscone and choreographed by Chong Shuch; photo by Kevin Berne.

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Michael Winters (Prospero) in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by Jonathan Moscone and choreographed by Erika Chong Shuch; photo by Kevin Berne.



Costume Sketches:


 


Costume sketches by designer Anna Oliver. See more costume sketches on Flickr.

PODCASTS


Listen to a podcast of a pre-performance The Tempest Grove Talk, presented by Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly. Podcast produced by Will McCandless. 
Listen to the podcast on the Cal Shakes blog

VIDEO



Selected scenes from Jonathan Moscone's production of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST.
Video by Flying Moose.

PRESS

“A curiously magical Tempest… Erika Chong Shuch is enchanting as the airy spirit Ariel”
—SF Chronicle

“Cal Shakes’ opening production of the season is as funny, light-hearted, and playful as we’ve ever seen…”
—SFist

“Moscone conjures up an otherworldly realm of nimble choreography, whimsical and musical interludes, and clever double-casting…”
—San Jose Mercury News

“Cal Shakes’ production of The Tempest is an enchanting delight”
—SF Examiner

“Erika [Chong Shuch]’s choreography is artfully arranged and her movements as Ariel are explosive.”
—Examiner.com