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IU Theatre 2016-17: The Tempest

Noises Off

The Tempest

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Henry Woronicz

Associate Producer: Jeanette Marchant`
Partner Level Associate Producers: Doris Wittenburg & Harlan Lewis

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Feb. 24, 25, 28 - March 3, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
March 4 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Ruth N. Halls Theatre
Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission



Prospero and his daughter Miranda are stranded on an island by his jealous brother Antonio, but their new home is inhabited by spirits. The Tempest offers the best of both drama and comedy in Shakespeare’s enchanting tale of shipwrecks and romance, masters and servants, betrayal and forgiveness. And wondrous magic.

` This production is dedicated to the memory of Jeanette Marchant and Emeriti Professor Howard Jensen for both of their support of classical productions like this one.

Joan Pong LintonThursday, February 23, at 5:30 p.m. Studio Theatre
2nd floor of the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center
"Shakespearean Heterotopia: The Tempest as Everyone's Fantasy Island"
A Theatre Circle Lecture by Associate Professor Joan Pong Linton

Joan Pong Linton, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of English at IU. She has taught a range of courses, including courses on Renaissance/early modern literature, literary theory, introductory courses in literature and writing, and, from time to time, a course on community service writing.
In her research, she is generally interested in the diverse ways literary and cultural productions relate to history and theory. She has written on gender and the literary formations of English colonialism, the romance, early modern women writers (especially the Protestant martyr, Anne Askew). Her current research on trickster agency and trickster poetics in early modern England feeds her passion for narrative, storytelling, and the figural politics of cultural forms. And she is still working her way back to the trickster that launched her critical imagination, the Chinese Monkey in its cultural diasporas.


Matthew Murry (Prospero)*

Erin Logan (Miranda)

Courtney Relyea-Spivack (Ariel / Juno)

Emily Rozman (Ariel / Iris)

Athena Kopulos (Ariel / Ceres)

Ashley Dillard (Caliban)

Meaghan Deiter (Alonso)

Juan Mares Castillo (Sebastian)

Devin May (Ferdinand)

Nicholas Jenkins (Antonio)

Reid Francis Henry (Gonzalo)

Nicholas Munson (Adrian)

Tara Chiusano (Trinculo)

Abby Lee (Stephano)~

Adam Decker (Master / Spirit / Islander)

Jared Smith (Boatswain / Spirit / Islander)

Nicole Labun (Mariner / Spirit / Islander)

Caleb Novell (Mariner / Spirit / Islande)

* Denotes 3rd Year M.F.A. Thesis Role
~ Abby Lee appears by special permission of Actors' Equity Association.

Production Team

Henry Woronicz (Director)

Kathleen Cox (Assistant Director)

Kevin Nelson (Scenic Designer)**

Courtney Foxworthy (Costume Designer)

Matthew Wofford (Lighting Designer)

Tony Stoeri (Sound Designer)

Reuben Lucas (Projection Designer)

Paulina Makowska (Movement and Aerial Silks Choreographer)

Paul Mortilla (Composer)

Alec Parson (Technical Director)

Darrian Brimberry (Master Electrician)

Qi'er Luo (Master Electrician)

Stephanie Orr (Cutter/Draper)

Ryan P. Miller (Props Master)

Alana Yurczyk (Scenic Charge Artist)

Nancy Lipschultz (Voice and Speech)

Leraldo Anzaldua (Fight Choreographer)

Elizabeth Allen (Stage Manager)

Kate Peters (Assistant Stage Manager)

Joseph Moran (Assistant Stage Manager)

Alex Allen (Fly Chief)

** Denotes 3rd Year M.F.A. Thesis Design Project