Stormy weather: The Tempest
William Shakespeare’s preoccupation with dysfunctional families remains strong in The Tempest, considered by many to be the last play he wrote alone, around 1610. Prospero, the exiled duke of Milan, raises his daughter Miranda on an island inhabited by enchanted spirits, whose magic he claims as his own. He lures Antonio, the brother he hates, to the island by conjuring up a storm, hoping to expose him and regain his rightful place in society, among other machinations. Santa Fe Shakespeare Society presents The Tempest at Monte del Sol Charter School (4157 Walking Rain Road), opening Friday, July 10, with additional performances Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Aug. 16. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 to $20 on a sliding scale. For information call 505-490-6271. — J.L.
From left; Rose Corrigan, Jerry Ferraccio, and Zuinn Mander