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The Tempest

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Robin Frome

June 28, 29, July 5, 6, 7 (Matinee), 12, 13, 14 (Matinee), 19, 20, 2019
Friday & Saturday 8:00PM
Sunday Matinee 2:00PM

Shakespeare's timeless tale is one that has been beloved for centuries. Being one of his last works, Shakespeare delves into the themes of betrayal, courtship and exoneration all the while entertaining with comical and magical scenes and characters. The plot centers around a magical deposed Duke, Prospero, who, while rearing up his child, Miranda, governs an enchanted island with the help of his spirit servant, Ariel. The beginning of the play depicts a tempest that brings his then enemy brother and his entourage to the island along with Trinculo, a court jester and a drunken butler, Stephano. The clown and butler friends team up with a disgruntled native servant, Caliban, to depose Prospero from his reign over the island. Other plots and courtships pepper this tale, all told with the ancient and beautiful language that brings Shakespeare alive.


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Theater Review: Entertainment And Intrigue With The Sherman Players' 'The Tempest' By Elizabeth Young, The Newtown Bee

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Tempest. Matinee today. Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Tempest. Matinee today. Shermanplayers.org

5 days ago

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Witness the talents of Katherine Almquist as a female Prospero in The Tempest. This weekend and next. Shermanplayers.org

"She (Katherine Almquist) is not the first woman to take on the male-gendered character but she succeeds so well in the role that it is easy to see why some scholars believe Prospero represents Shakespeare. The reason for this is that Shakespeare has total control of his characters in this, one of his last plays, as Prospero has full authority over all of the actions of all the entities on the island, whether spirit or human. Almquist allows no doubt as to who is in control here.": Joanne Grecco Rochman, Republican American
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Witness the talents of Katherine Almquist as a female Prospero in The Tempest.  This weekend and next.  Shermanplayers.org

She (Katherine Almquist)  is not the first woman to take on the male-gendered character but she succeeds so well in the role that it is easy to see why some scholars believe Prospero represents Shakespeare. The reason for this is that Shakespeare has total control of his characters in this, one of his last plays, as Prospero has full authority over all of the actions of all the entities on the island, whether spirit or human. Almquist allows no doubt as to who is in control here.:  Joanne Grecco Rochman, Republican American

1 week ago

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What the Newtown Bee had to say about local actor, Patrick Fergus as Ferdinand in The Tempest:

"It was exciting to watch the younger actors so fully play out these roles, in particular Patrick Fergus as Ferdinand. It was a delight to watch him intently engage, even as his character was silent." Beth Young, Newtown Bee
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What the Newtown Bee had to say about local actor, Patrick Fergus as Ferdinand in The Tempest:

It was exciting to watch the younger actors so fully play out these roles, in particular Patrick Fergus as Ferdinand. It was a delight to watch him intently engage, even as his character was silent.  Beth Young, Newtown Bee
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1 week ago

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Entertainment And Intrigue With The Sherman Players’ ‘The Tempest’
By Elizabeth Young, The Newtown Bee

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. - mailchi.mp/fd2dee4a002a/the-tempest-review-and-cabaret-auditions
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Entertainment And Intrigue With The Sherman Players’ ‘The Tempest’
By Elizabeth Young, The Newtown Bee

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. - https://mailchi.mp/fd2dee4a002a/the-tempest-review-and-cabaret-auditions

1 week ago

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2 pm Matinee today. Www.shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

2 pm Matinee today. Www.shermanplayers.org

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The Caliban dance from The Tempest. ... See moreSee less

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Jackie Munday Humiston our favorite character!

2 weeks ago

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CAMPBELL COUGHLIN PLAYS CERES/SPIRIT IN THE TEMPEST

Campbell is a Sherman local who has been performing for ten years. Her most recent performance at the Sherman Playhouse was in The Bad Seed, playing the role of Rhoda Penmark. She studied dance and theater at Fineline Theater Arts until 2017, when she graduated and started dancing at Connecticut College. She regularly participates in various performances/musicals throughout the year. Stage credits include Theo in American Idiot and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (the Ballet).
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CAMPBELL COUGHLIN PLAYS CERES/SPIRIT IN THE TEMPEST

Campbell is a Sherman local who has been performing for ten years. Her most recent performance at the Sherman Playhouse was in The Bad Seed, playing the role of Rhoda Penmark. She studied dance and theater at Fineline Theater Arts until 2017, when she graduated and started dancing at Connecticut College. She regularly participates in various performances/musicals throughout the year. Stage credits include Theo in American Idiot and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (the Ballet).

 

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...nice headshot 😉

2 weeks ago

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BROWSE THROUGH OUR NEW COVER AREA SLIDESHOW. Trish Haldin photos. ... See moreSee less

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Looking forward to weekend number two. With a little added seasoning it should be that much better than weekend number one. Everyone should come and check it out. You don’t have to be a Shakespeare snob to enjoy it!

Veteran actor Fred Thaler of Cornwall as Stephano in the Tempest. Production continues three more weekends Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Veteran actor Fred Thaler of Cornwall as Stephano in the Tempest.  Production continues three more weekends   Shermanplayers.org

 

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Great performance!

Opening night for Tempest tonight. Join us for open bar afterwards. Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Opening night for Tempest tonight. Join us for open bar afterwards. Shermanplayers.org

 

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Wish I was there to see it!

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Break legs everyone!

3 weeks ago

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Tempest half price preview tonight. No reservations necessary. ... See moreSee less

Tempest half price preview tonight. No reservations necessary.

 

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8PM show tonight?

Oh God I love this picture!!!!! Go Catherine!!!!

3 weeks ago

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Lizzy Booth will be playing Miranda in The Tempest. In addition to having performed in The Taming of the Shrew and For The Love of Shakespeare with Robin Frome, Lizzy has also performed in numerous shows including several Shakespearean plays. She has also studied and performed with The Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City in several of their programs. ... See moreSee less

Lizzy Booth will be playing Miranda in The Tempest.  In addition to having performed in The Taming of the Shrew and For The Love of Shakespeare with Robin Frome, Lizzy has also performed in numerous shows including several Shakespearean plays. She has also studied and performed with The Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City in several of their programs.

 

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Yay, Lizzy! Can’t wait to see you in this. ❤️

Lizzy is absolutely killin' it.

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3 weeks ago

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shots from The Tempest by Trish Haldin ... See moreSee less

shots from The Tempest by Trish Haldin

 

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Wow! Trish Haldin + Al Chiappetta = stunning images! Not to mention great costumes by Missy that complete scene!

This looks magical!

These are great, Trish!

3 weeks ago

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Ariel curses shiprwreck crew in Tempest. Al Chiappetta lighting. Michelle Hanlon costumes. Opening this weekend. shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Ariel curses shiprwreck crew in Tempest.  Al Chiappetta lighting.  Michelle Hanlon costumes.  Opening this weekend.  shermanplayers.org

 

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Mmmm, turkey...

1 month ago

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Rehearsal showcase of The Tempest for The Sherman School. Community and Culture Coming Together. ... See moreSee less

Rehearsal showcase of The Tempest for The Sherman School.  Community and Culture Coming Together.

1 month ago

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Fred Thalen as Stephano John Bergdahl as Caliban and Tyler Holm as Trinculo rehearse their first scene in the Tempest. ... See moreSee less

Fred Thalen as Stephano John Bergdahl as Caliban and Tyler Holm as Trinculo rehearse their first scene in the Tempest.

1 month ago

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Patrick Francis Fergus Lizzy Booth Campbell Coughlin Kat Taborsak Abi Heydenburg and Katherine Almquist rehearse the wedding scene in the Tempest. ... See moreSee less

Patrick Francis Fergus Lizzy Booth Campbell Coughlin Kat Taborsak Abi Heydenburg and Katherine Almquist rehearse the wedding scene in the Tempest.

1 month ago

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Kat Taborsak will be playing Ceres in The Tempest. Kat has been performing with Miss Beth and her cast mates at the PAC at 32 Below since she made her debut at age 7 as Chip in Beauty and the Beast. Since then, her roles have included the Wicked Witch of the West in the The Wizard of Oz, Linus in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Pepper in Annie, Sister Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, and Papa Ge in Once on This Island. This is her first time performing with the Sherman Players and her first role in a Shakespeare play. ... See moreSee less

Kat Taborsak will be playing Ceres in The Tempest.  Kat has been performing with Miss Beth and her cast mates at the PAC at 32 Below since she made her debut at age 7 as Chip in Beauty and the Beast. Since then, her roles have included the Wicked Witch of the West in the The Wizard of Oz, Linus in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Pepper in Annie, Sister Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, and Papa Ge in Once on This Island. This is her first time performing with the Sherman Players and her first role in a Shakespeare play.

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Tempest set so far

 

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