JASON KING JONES
ABOUT THE SHOW
A tremendous tempest causes a shipwreck and scatters a cargo of noblemen across a mysterious island. Little do they know that Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, is at the helm of all magic and mystery. In Shakespeare's last and most magical tale, fairies and spells unwind villains' desires, tie lovers together, and unknot past wrongs.
Shakespeare’s glorious tale of magical creatures, love and forgiveness on a faraway island is sure to captivate in our outdoor space, the Root Family Stage. In celebration of their 65th consecutive year of touring, we’ll be returning to an old format we’ve used in the past, in which National Players veterans compose half of the cast of this professional show, mentoring current National Players who take the younger roles. (Recommended for ages 8 and up)
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.
Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes including one intermission.
WHAT TO BRING
- A Blanket and a Picnic Basket: Our lawn area is perfect to enjoy your favorite snacks while you view the show.
- A Lawn Chair: You are welcome to view the show seated in the lawn chair you bring with you.
- Bug Spray & Sunscreen: Since this is an outdoor production, it might be a good idea to protect yourself from the elements.
- Money For Snacks and Drinks: You may want to take advantage of our concessions. We will have ice cream, light snacks, and beverages including beer and wine.
In the event of inclement weather we will move the production indoors to our Historic Stage and continue the performance in that space.
MEET THE CAST
(Click on a cast member's headshot to view their bio)
ARTICLES ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION
- THE GAZETTE: National Players bring “The Tempest” to life: Show will combine new, veteran actors at Olney Theatre Center
- DC METRO THEATER ARTS: ‘The Tempest’ at Olney Theatre Center
- OUR KIDS: The Tempest
- WASHINGTONIAN: Theater Review: “The Tempest” at Olney Theatre
- BRIGHTEST YOUNG THINGS: Play DC: The Tempest @ Olney Theater Center
- PROGRAM: The Tempest Program
- CONTEXT GUIDE: The Tempest Audience Context Guide
- DRAMATURGY BLOG: The Tempest Blog