In this Shakespearean drama of revenge, magic and royalty, the rightful Duke of Milan, Prospero, conjures up a storm to shipwreck the men behind his exile. While his enemies are at bay, the calculated, controlling father utilizes his enslaved spirit Ariel to carry out a plan. Through magical manipulation, Prospero strives to set up his daughter Miranda with the prince of Naples in order to restore her position as royalty. Likely the last play Shakespeare wrote on his own, this romance also gives an intimate look into the famed playwright’s career. Prospero’s relationship with magic seems to mirror Shakespeare’s relationship with the theater. For all lovers of the stage, it’s a must-see.
— Colleen Fogerty