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Gurnet Theatre Project presents ‘The Tempest’ in Duxbury


Gurnet Theatre Project is excited to present our sixth summer of free outdoor theatre, Shakespeare’s The Tempest directed by Michael Duncan Smith, running from August 6, 2010 until August 15, 2010 at The Myles Standish Monument State Reservation in Duxbury, MA.

In The Tempest, the banished sorcerer Prospero creates a storm that drives his enemies to the shores of the island he inhabits. The Tempest and its enchanted island are a middle world where society is turned upside down and the future placed in the hands of two young lovers.

The Tempest is perfect for family audiences of all ages and features a twelve-person cast under the direction of Michael Duncan Smith (who helmed last summer’s Macbeth and previously appeared in GTP’s As You Like It and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)).

The Tempest features Michael Fisher as Prospero, Brendan Rogers as Antonio, and Kenny Steven Fuentes as Caliban, all three returning from last summer’s Macbeth. Making their GTP debut are Michael Riffle as Alonso, Andrew Adler as Sebastian, Zack Murphy as Gonzalo, Alexander Munoz as Adrian, Jacob Strautmann as Trinculo, Ali Harrington as Miranda, Kristina Szilagyi as Ariel, Reilly White as Stephano, and Dan Lovley as Ferdinand.

The cast and creative team of The Tempest features talent from Duxbury, Marshfield, Marblehead, Wrentham, Saugus, Lexington, Boston and beyond.

The Tempest opens August 6th, 2010 and runs until August 15th, 2010 at The Myles Standish Monument State Reservation, Crescent Street, Duxbury, MA, 02332. Performances are at 5:30pm nightly on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Admission is free, and no reservations are required. The audience is invited to bring a beach chair, blanket and enjoy a picnic dinner. For directions please visit www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/mssm.htm. In case of rain check updated schedule at www.gurnettheatre.com.

Compiled from the press release courtesy of Gurnet Theatre Project (website | profile | tag archive).

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