CTPost.com: CT Free Shakespeare staging "The Tempest" outdoors at the University of Bridgeport

 Channie Waites as "Prospero", Photo by: CT Free Shakespeare

Channie Waites as "Prospero", Photo by: CT Free Shakespeare

"The adaptation by Dandelion Productions’s Artist Director Ellen Lieberman of Shakespeare’s tale depicts deposed Duke Prospero, portrayed as a female, using magic to shipwrek her traitorous brother Antonio on the island where she and her daughter have lived for 12 years. It is on the island that Antonio’s betrayal is exposed, and Prospero must decide between revenge or forgiveness and reconciliation.

'I wanted to do The Tempest because I’m always interested in exploring relevant themes in Shakespeare’s plays,' Lieberman told broadwayworld.com. 'In Tempest, the ideas of revenge and forgiveness offered a perfect opportunity to unify our summer Shakespeare with our new program, [BRIDGE].'" - Pat Quinn

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