The Feast: an intimate Tempest

January 18

March 11, 2012

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

co-created and co-directed by
Jessica Thebus and Frank Maugeri
adaptation by Jessica Thebus

There is magic and gorgeous imagination to spare.

Chicago Sun-Times


The Play

The bold collision of text with extraordinary objects and imagery ignites this muscular, innovative retelling of Shakespeare's lyrical tale, darkly imagined in the transformative space Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare. Prospero's illusory island sets the stage for The Feast: an intimate Tempest brought to life by three actors, a menagerie of handcrafted puppets, original music and hypnotic animations. Possibilities abound as Ariel and Caliban sit down at their captor's dinner table to assert their independence and petition for freedom.



Video: The Feast: an Intimate Tempest Preview

The Feast: an Intimate Tempest

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The Players

Creative Team

Frank Maugeri Co-creator/Co-director/Designer

Jessica Thebus Co-creator/Co-director/Adaptor

Neil Verplank Scenic Engineer/Builder

Andrea Everman Art Director/2D and silhouette puppet design

Jesse Mooney-Bullock 3D Puppet Designer

Sue Haas Co-costume Designer

Anna Glowacki Co-costume Designer

Jeffrey Allen Thomas Sound Designer/Composer

Mike Tutaj Projection Designer

Andrew H. Meyers Lighting Designer


Adrian Danzig Caliban

John Judd Prospero

Samuel Taylor Ariel

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