tempest_poster_largeBy William Shakespeare
Directed by Keith Cory Davis
1/19/2007 – 2/24/2007

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After being named “Best New Theater Company” in the East Bay by the East Bay Express,(2006) Ragged Wing returns to the stage in its third season with a fresh take on one of Shakespeare’s most fantastical stories. This new version of The Tempest will prove to be a theatrical feast.

“An exiled leader turns to dark magic to exact revenge on his enemies, only to find personal redemption in the face of his own corruption. Using creative physicality, mask work, original sound design and video projections,

Ragged Wing Ensemble re-imagines a classic tale of betrayal, greed, love, and magic.”

– Director Keith C. Davis

Cast & Crew
Directed by Keith C. Davis.
Stage Management by Denzil Meyers.
Choreography by Amy Sass.
Sound and Music by Kent Blodgett.
Video Projections by Aidan Fraser.
Lighting Design by Erik Bernhardt.
Set by Sarah Samonsky.
Produced by Anna Shneiderman.

Featuring Sarah Eismann, Aidan Fraser, Maya Gurantz, Ariel Hart, Jeffrey Hoffman, Mark Jordan, Christine Odera, James Ryder, Amy Sass, Cin Sepehri, Phil Wharton and an ensemble of young actors from local high schools: Jacob Basri, Vanessa Godinez, Hillary Martin, Ulysses Popple


“There are some unusual cuts…but the dialogue is crystal-clear and the play’s intention unwavering, with fine detail down to the costuming and the red-glove-to-mouth chorus of spirits drawn from high school students. More refreshing than many a Shakespeare festival, and a fascinating panoply of riotous movement and quiet moments of romance and reflection, Ragged Wing’s The Tempest opens up a new era for a still very young—and very talented—local troupe.”
– Ken Bullock, The Berkeley Daily Planet

“Ragged Wing Ensemble applies a dose of mask, puppetry, and video magic to William Shakespeare’s fantastical tale, grounding it in the kind of physical theater the young company has been cultivating to generally strong effect.”

– Robert Avila, SF Bay Guardian. Jan. 2007