The Tempest: A Gentrification Story

by William Shakespeare

The year is 2003 in ATX and Prospero has a mission: to take revenge on his brother who kicked him out of Volpe’s (his upscale Italian restaurant) and banished him to god-forsaken East Austin. He’s set up shop at La Isla Bonita a newly renovated, organic, fair trade, Mexican-inspired coffee shop. Along with his employees, Ariel and Calibán, they will raise the waters from Lady Bird Lake and bring to shore the boat carrying Prospero’s traitors back from a West Lake Hills wedding. He’ll get his revenge–that is, if others don’t get to him first.

The Performance as Public Practice Graduate Student Association is proud to present a locally-inspired production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, drawing parallels between colonization and gentrification.

Directed by Laura Baglereau and Khristián Méndez Aguirre
Stage Management by Ashton Bennet Murphy and Julio Munoz

Jessica Peña (Movement),
Adam Baglereau (Fight),
Audra Yokley (Intimacy)

Delena Bradley (Costume Design),
Tucker Goodman (Scenic Design),
James Parker (Sound Design),
Austin Shirley (Lighting Design)

Vivian Gonzales (Sebastian)
Tanner Hudson (Ferdinand)
Madeleine Hayes (Ceres)
Audrey Loomis (Prospero)
Kelsey Linberg (Juno)
Mireya Luna (Ariel)
Diamante Martinez (Stephano)
Molly Martinez-Collins (Gonzalo)
Meagan McCrary (Miranda)
Andy Moe (Antonio)
Ariane Stier (Calibán)
Megan Todd (Iris)
Ellie Webster (Alonso)

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