Seattle Shakespeare Company’s annual Shakespeare in the park series presents a Pacific Northwest-inspired, sea-shanty take on The Tempest.
When you’re stranded on an enchanted island for twelve long years with only your daughter and magical spirits for company, it turns out you have plenty of time for plotting revenge. Enter Prospero, the erstwhile Duke of Milan who was usurped by his brother Antonio. Prospero’s ire at his brother is given glorious life when Antonio and his crew sail too close to the island, and with the aid of his magical spirit Ariel, he conjures a supernatural storm to shipwreck the passengers. But his plot goes awry as the island becomes a wondrous playground for romance, trickery, and spectacle, ultimately leading to forgiveness and reconciliation.
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wooden O by bringing food and friends to this feel-good show that makes the perfect summer treat. Directed by Leah Adcock-Starr.
Performs at various parks around Puget Sound.
Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed. See info and schedule here.