The Laboratory Theater of Florida will present William Shakespeare’s The Tempest from Nov. 5 to Nov. 20, with two half-priced preview nights on Nov. 3 and 4.
Shakespeare’s classic comedy about betrayal and family will lead you on a magical journey. Trapped on an island by a jealous sibling, and aided by a variety of spirits, Prospero plans to avenge his banishment and provide for his daughter, Miranda.
Adapted and directed by Annette Trossbach, the production features John McKerrow (Prospero), Isabel Isenhower (Miranda), Esther Obain (Ariel), Justin Larsche (Caliban), Art Keen (Alonso), Jack Weld (Sebastian), Kagan Vann (Ferdinand), Renee Freeman (Gonzala), Robert Barner (Adrian/Boatswain), Ken Bryant (Fransicso/Master), Daniel Sabiston (Trinculo), Amanda Collins (Stephanie/Juno), Beth Garner (Ceres/Mariner), Samadhi Salazar (Iris/Fairy), Jayden Davis (Fairy), Zach Hendra (Sprite) and Lorelei Davis (Fairy).
Lifelong Shakespeare lover and scholar Trossbach says, “I am beyond delighted to be able to work with a star of stage and screen, John McKerrow, as Prospero in this production of William Shakespeare’s classic, The Tempest. Our incredible cast of storytellers invites you to the magical world of Prospero’s island, full of strange sounds and spirits coming and going. With costumes by Kaci Davis, sound design by Jonathan Johnson, and lighting design by Steven Michael Kennedy, our magical world will both charm and delight.”
Performance dates are Nov. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $30 each or $10 for students with valid student ID. There is a half-priced preview on Nov. 3 and 4, and a Thrifty Thursday special ticket price of $25 each for adults. Seating is limited for safety.
For tickets, call the box office at 239-218-0481 or online at www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com. The theater is located at 1634 Woodford Ave. in the Fort Myers River District.