Performance: The Tempest presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

MBACC Sculpture Park
Time and Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:21pm

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Dawn M. Simmons
Presenting Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Apprentice Program for pre-professional actors

"Hell is empty, And all the devils are here." Prospero and her daughter Miranda have been banished to an island in the Mediterranean for 12 years when her usurping sister Antonio and a boatload of treasonous miscreants find themselves stranded on the very same land. In 24 hours the new inhabitants find themselves in a back-stabbing, drunken, magical mess! Will anyone ever make it off the island and return home?

The CSC Apprentice Program is an intensive summer training program for young actors who are actively pursuing a career in theatre. This eight week training runs concurrently with CSC’s signature event, Shakespeare on the Common, founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Steve Maler's vision that Shakespeare "belongs and should be accessible to everyone." 

The apprenticeship offers a robust Shakespearean performance focus through professionally directed productions held in and around Boston. CSC faculty support the work in the rehearsal room through classes in voice, movement and text analysis. At the beginning of the program, we work with each apprentices to identify personal goals and track these goals together with faculty and staff throughout the summer. Apprentices will also bring their work and enthusiasm to audience engagement work on The Boston Common, where they are an integral part of our show's success.

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