Directed by Deena Selenow
Shakespeare’s classic, The Tempest, is deconstructed and overturned in Deena Selenow’s production at CalArts, exploring the disintegration of structure and liberation from human order. With engaging humor, in this version of The Tempest, horror breeds humility as gender roles are questioned and the power of magic is tested. The Tempest centers on a cast of characters thrust into a barren land full of mystery. Driven from his dukedom in Milan 12 years prior, Prospero is reduced to ruling over a kingdom of three: Miranda, Caliban and Ariel. When Alonso and his crew members crash onto this strange land, they must learn to survive by new rules or come to terms with losing all hope. Each is stripped of their constructed identities into more base and revealing versions of themselves. Oppressors become the oppressed, and the oppressed become vicious oppressors.
Warning: Strobe lights will be used during the performance.
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the CalArts Box Office at least 15 minutes before curtain to redeem your tickets. The confirmation
sheet DOES NOT allow entry to an event.
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The CalArts Box Office is located in the lobby of the 3rd floor entrance to the CalArts campus near the Main Gallery and Switch Board.
Unclaimed tickets will be released 15 minutes before curtain.
****When performance is SOLD OUT****
In the event this production is reserved to capacity; additional tickets may become available
through RUSH at the CalArts Box Office on the DAY of the event.
The RUSH list begins 90 minutes (1½ hours) before curtain at the CalArts Box Office.
Please come to the Box Office at this time to sign up for the RUSH waiting list.