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Prospero's Storm

based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest
adapted and directed by Damon Kiely
music and lyrics by Mark Elliott​

Wizard Prospero wields crashing sea-storms, airy spirits, savage ghost hounds, and terrifying creatures to exact revenge on his enemies - trapping them on his magical island. Will he learn mercy from his teenage daughter, or sink everyone into the sea? This vaudeville adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest uses puppets, singing, slapstick, and magic to weave an enchanting tale of fatherhood and forgiveness.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

January 14, 2016 - February 20, 2016
Previews : 10/21 & 10/22
TUE, THU & FRI at 10 AM​
SUN at 2 PM
DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre
(312) 922-1999

Themes: Adaptation; Forgiveness and Revenge; Justice; Literature; Magic; Men vs. Monsters; Power and Control; Shakespeare​​​​

Raven Whitley (Miranda), Gail Tierney (Ariel), Nikhaar Kishnani (Gonzala), Jolie Morgan (Sebastienne), Elsa Guenther (Trincula), Chloe Baldwin (Mother/Spirit), Rebecca Keeshin (Crone/Spirit), Adam Welsh (Prospero), Clint Campbell (Caliban), Dominique Watkins (Ferdinand), JJ McGlone (Alonso), William Delforge (Antonio), and Michael Buono (Stephano).

The production team includes scenic design by Mara Zinky, costume design by Sydney Dufka, lighting design by Toria Gibson, sound design by Connor Wang, dramaturgy by Abigail Ogrentz, and stage management by Jackson Walsh.

Special Events:

​1/16: USO of Illinois Day—US Armed Forces personnel & their families can reserve up to four free tickets. Visit

1/16: Opening Day Autograph Session with the cast following the performance 

2/7: Special Sunday performance (2 PM)

1/28 & 2/13: Post-Show Discussion

Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:

If you or your child require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please let us know when you reserve your tickets so that we can make sure you visit to our theatre is an excellent one. Discounted tickets are available for patrons with disabilities, and their guests.

Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language & Assisted Listening Devices:

The performances of Prospero's Storm on 2/5 (10 AM) and 2/7 (2 PM) will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Call TTY (773) 325-7975. We also offer Sennheiser personal listening devices for each performance at DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre. These assisted listening devices are available to patrons upon request. ​