On a wasted island in perpetual sun, the
Father practices magic, laments his lost kingdom and commands a ragtag army of
three: the passionate and damaged Daughter, the winged Spirit and an indigenous
being known only as C. Behind their uniforms — white suits and full-face paper masks
— the soldiers seethe with rebellion.
The arrival of the Boy, a hapless prince,
and the Brother, the Father’s rival, unleashes desire, betrayal, insanity and revenge — all
of it witnessed by an irate sea.
is a bold reinvention
of Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest
Michelle Penn’s vivid imagery and
startling, sensual language create an unforgettable dystopia for our own