May 1 - 17, 2008
Review by peanutduck
Arresting, complex, messy. Tempest as modern day metaphor for corporate greed, population dis/re-placement, manipulation, powerlust by both Prospero (Priscilla/abused) and Antonio (Tanya/abuser), mostly works; some choices questionable. Allison Tigard, mythical; soundscape haunting; Ensemble as Ariel, predatory. Use of Tempest text detracts, cross-casting intentions confusing. Ending rushed, forgiveness theme lost, unearned.