Announcing Our 2018 Shakespeare Conquest Play

The LIFE Academy Scholars Proudly Presents:

by William Shakespeare

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The Play:

     The Tempest opens in the midst of a storm, as a ship containing the king of Naples and his party struggles to stay afloat. On land, Prospera and her daughter, Miranda, watch the storm envelop the ship. Prospera has created the storm with magic, and she explains that her enemies are on board the ship.

The story Prospera relates is that she is the rightful Duchess of Milan and that her younger brother, Antonio, betrayed her, seizing her title and property. Twelve years earlier, Prospera and Miranda were put out to sea in little more than a raft. Miraculously, they both survived and arrived safely on this island, where Prospera learned to control the magic that she now uses to manipulate everyone on the island.  Upon her arrival, Prospera rescued a sprite, Ariel, who had been imprisoned by the witch Sycorax. Ariel wishes to be free and her freedom has been promised within two days. The last inhabitant of the island is the child of Sycorax: Caliban, whom Prospera has enslaved. Caliban is uncivilized and wishing only to have his island returned to him to that he can live alone in peace.

     Soon the royal party from the ship is cast ashore and separated into three groups. The king's son, Ferdinand, is brought to Prospera, where he sees Miranda, and the two fall instantly in love. Meanwhile, Alonso, the king of Naples, and the rest of his party have come ashore on another part of the island. Alonso fears that Ferdinand is dead and grieves for the loss of his son. Antonio, Prospera's younger brother, has also been washed ashore with the king's younger brother, Sebastian. Antonio easily convinces Sebastian that Sebastian should murder his brother and seize the throne for himself. This plot to murder Alonso is similar to Antonio's plot against his own brother, Prospera, 12 years earlier.

Another part of the royal party — the court jester and the butler — has also come ashore. Trinculo and Stefano each stumble upon Caliban, and each immediately sees a way to make money by exhibiting Caliban as a monster recovered from this uninhabited island. Stefano has come ashore in a rum cask, and soon Caliban, Trinculo, and Stefano are drunk. While drinking, Caliban hatches a plot to murder Prospera and enrolls his two new acquaintances as accomplices. Ariel is listening, however, and reports the plot to Prospera.

     Meanwhile, Prospera has kept Ferdinand busy and has forbidden Miranda to speak to him, but the two still find time to meet and declare their love, which is actually what Prospera has planned. Next, Prospera stages a masque to celebrate the young couple's betrothal, with the goddess Ceres and nymphs entertaining the couple with singing and dancing.

     While Ferdinand and Miranda have been celebrating their love, Alonso and the rest of the royal party have been searching for the king's son. Exhausted from the search and with the king despairing of ever seeing his son alive, Prospera has ghosts and an imaginary banquet brought before the king's party. Ariel accuses Antonio, Alonso, and Sebastian of their sins, and the banquet vanishes. The men are all frightened, and Alonso, Antonio, and Sebastian run away.

     Prospera punishes Caliban, Trinculo, and Stefano with a run through a briar patch and swim in a scummy pond. Having accomplished what she set out to do, Prospera has the king's party brought in. Prospera is clothed as the rightful Duchess of Milan, and when the spell has been removed, Alonso rejects all claims to Prospera's duchessdom and apologizes for his mistakes. Within moments, Prospera reunites the king with his son, Ferdinand. Alonso is especially pleased to learn of Miranda's existence and that Ferdinand will marry her.

     Prospera then turns to her brother, Antonio, who offers no regrets or apology for his perfidy. Nevertheless, Prospera promises not to punish Antonio as a traitor. When Caliban is brought in, Caliban tells Prospera that he has learned his lesson. His two co-conspirators, Trinculo and Stefano, will be punished by the king. Soon, the entire party retires to Prospero's cell to celebrate and await their departure home. Only Prospera is left on stage.

     In a final speech, Prospera tells the audience that only with their applause will ahe be able to leave the island with the rest of the party. Prospera leaves the stage to the audience's applause.

The Cast:

Ariel...................................Shion Cook

Island Spirits..........Sariah Ross, Mira Evans, 

                        Audri Evans, Taylor Perry,

                        Ada Walker, & McKenzie Bean

Boatswain..............................Ezra Walker

Alonso.................................Abby Knight

Gonzalo................................Anna Walker

Sebastian............................Ella Byington

Antonio............................Sariah Byington

Miranda.............................Claire Schmidt

Prospera..................................Emi Cook

Caliban..................Tevin Cook & Ammon Knight

Ferdinand..............................Ezra Walker

Trinculo........................McKenna Wonderling

Stefano.............................Daniel Schmidt

Mariners & Monsters.........Spencer Blanchard, 

                        Cooper Knight, Micah Ross,

                             & Jamison Makin

Ceres..................................Sariah Ross

The Show:

Show times:

Friday, May 4th @ 7:00pm

Saturday, May 5th @ 6:00pm

Ticket costs:

$5 for an Individual Ticket

$20 for a Friends and Family Ticket

You may read an explanation of ticket types as well as 

purchase one or more tickets above.

Showing at:

Scottish Rites Center

4090 Commercial St SE 

Salem, OR 97302