Entertainment And Intrigue With The Sherman Players’ ‘The Tempest’
The Sherman Players takes its summer audiences to an island full of intrigue, humor, and young love with The Tempest. Skillfully and imaginatively directed by Robin Frome, this production extracts every bit of silliness and sentiment from Shakespeare’s script.
Prospero, played by Katherine Almquist, has been cast out to sea after being relieved of his title as the Duke of Milan. With his lovely young daughter, Miranda, in tow, Prospero lands on an island inhabited only by a wildman named Caliban and a sprite named Ariel. Both come under the rule of Prospero.
As others are washed ashore by the eponymous tempest, caused by Prospero’s newly acquired magic skills, intrigue and threat ensue.
Newly arrived King Alonso and his son, Ferdinand, have become separated by the rough seas. Alonso believes Ferdinand is dead. He is heartbroken. Gonzalo and Adrian try to reassure and soothe him. The plot thickens. Brother of Prospero, Antonio, and brother of Alonso, Sebastian, connive to murder the king and take the crown.