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THE TEMPEST

by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

directed by KAITLYN CROCKETT

June 22, 2019 in Downtown Lowell

Join us again for the magical A Midsummer Dream Festival during its second annual iteration. Studio 506 will perform an adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest to close out the night.

Twelves years ago, a sorcerer and the right Duke of Milan, Prospero, was usurped from his Dukedom by his brother, Antonio, and the King of Naples, Alonso, and banished to a remote island. He lives on the island with his daughter Miranda, and his two servants — Caliban, an inhabitant of the island, and Ariel, an airy spirit.

One day, Alonso and the other members of his court - including Antonio - are traveling on a ship right next to the island Prospero escaped to. Using his magic and with the help of the island's spirits (led by Ariel), Prospero conjures up a tempest and shipwrecks the King and his court on the island.

What ensues is a play of magic and mystery, full of Shakespeare's best: young lovers, political turmoil, drunken fools, and a sorcerer enacting his revenge on those who wronged him.

Studio 506's production traveled between Lowell's downtown parks: St. Anne's Churchyard, Lucy Larcom Park, Market St. Park, and the Mary J. Bacigalupo Victorian Garden on June 22, 2019 at 7pm. This was their second time performing a traveling outdoor Shakespeare play, previously with their 2018 production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

 

Run time: 2 hours including walking time
Content Advisory: Mature themes including alcohol consumption, plots of murder, mentions of rape, and psychological torment.

CAST

BRITTANY PHILLIPS

Prospero

ALYSSA BRANCIFORTE

Ariel

AMANDA DEMARCO

Miranda

JADE GORDON

Ferdinand

NICHOLLES KLEVISHA

Caliban

CORA KORNG

Alonso

This performance of THE TEMPEST is free and open to the public. 

There is open seating. We recommend people bring blankets or chairs to carry from park to park. Each park has their own form of seating, including benches. 

St. Anne's Churchyard

8 Kirk Street

Lowell, MA

Lucy Larcom Park

Lowell, MA

Market St. Park

Lowell, MA

Mary J. Bacigalupo Victorian Garden

25 Shattuck Street

Lowell, MA

Accessibility

The performance will travel from these different parks -- all parks are public and adhere to Lowell accessibility guidelines. When traveling from park to park for the different Acts, a guide with lead the group via the sidewalks of downtown, and wait until everyone has arrived at the next stop to begin the act.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility, feel free to email us at studio506theater@gmail.com.

About the Festival

Find out more about Lowell's A Midsummer's Dream Festival at :

www.midsummerlowell.com

Parking

Metered street parking in Lowell is available for free after 6pm. Prior to then, parking rates apply.

OR

Joseph Downes Garage

75 John Street, Lowell MA

OR

Lower Locks Parking Facility

90 Warren Street, Lowell MA

COLIN SARGENT

Sebastian

KYLE CREGG

Stephano

ARTURO ROBLEDO

Antonio

FIONNA BRENNAN

Trinculo

MICHAEL BUCKLEY

Gonzalo

ASHLEY PELLETIER

Sprite