In Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” the story unfolds on a remote island, where Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, seeks revenge on his usurping brother. Using his sorcery, Prospero conjures a tempest that strands the shipwrecked nobles on the island, where they encounter spirits and monsters. As the plot evolves, multiple subplots emerge, including the blossoming romance between Ferdinand and Miranda. However, Prospero’s true aim is not just revenge; he orchestrates trials and illusions to bring about redemption and forgiveness. Ultimately, he forgives his brother, renounces his magic, and sets free his loyal spirit, Ariel. The play ends with joyous reunions and a sense of closure, emphasizing the transformative power of forgiveness. “The Tempest” is a timeless exploration of human emotions, relationships, and the pursuit of reconciliation in a world influenced by magic and human frailty.
Location: Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Drive); see park show info here.
Tickets ($30) here.