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

From the Creative Producer


I love when artistic collaborations reveal a play to you in a new and unexpected way. From the first day we began discussions with director Jessica Thebus and Redmoon co-artistic director Frank Maugeri about an adaptation of The Tempest, the process has been dynamic, passionate and illuminating. Melding our two institutions' aesthetics and building upon one another's strengths, we were drawn to some of the core themes of the play. I will never forget first seeing Frank's initial sketches for the physical world of our story—hand-carved puppets, compelling visual imagery and at the center, a large and mysterious table—Prospero's table, at which he alone sits, commanding his captives to tell his story. Welcome to The Feast: an intimate Tempest.

Rick Boynton
Creative Producer



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