THE TEMPEST

Genre: Classical, Comedy, Drama
written by William Shakespeare, directed by Monica Alia and Michael Hagins

The C.A.G.E. Theatre, in conjunction with The Looking Glass Space Grant Program presents The Tempest. The final of work and possible retirement of William Shakespeare is co-directed by Monica Alia and Michael Hagins. The Tempest, set to the concept of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, is the story of Prospero (Michael Hagins), the true Duke of Milan, who was exiled with his daughter Miranda (Rebecca Overholt) to a remote island, and has lived there for 12 years with the spirit Ariel (Molly Gilman) and the half sea monster Caliban (Daniel Largo). Attempting to put the past wrongs to rest and help Miranda to a future, Prospero raises a storm to shipwreck the King of Naples (Thomas Cox) and his party which includes Prospero's evil brother and the usurping Duke of Milan Antonio (Danny Sauls). Interested more in new beginnings than a vengeful end, Prospero relishes an impending marriage for Miranda, keeping his old enemies alive and setting free his loyal servant Ariel. There are some mature themes in the play, but nothing demeaning or controversial, which makes the show safe and family-friendly. The show runs approximately 2 hours including a 10 minute intermission.

Open:   09/16/10
Close:   09/19/10

Schedule:
Thursday, September 16th at 8:00 pm, Friday, September 17th at 8:00 pm, Saturday, September 18th at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, September 19th at 8:00 pm
Theater:   Looking Glass Theatre
Address:   422 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:$18.00 General Admission, $15.00 for students and seniors with valid ID
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Looking Glass Theatre at 212-352-3101

Michael Hagins has been rejuvenated by this very special production of Hamlet!  Michael is the artistic director of CAGE, and has produced 25 shows in the past 6 years.  In addition, he has directed over 50 shows and acted in over 150 shows and built the fights for twice as many!  His latest work includes the Fringe Festival production of The Girl with her Hands in the Sand, CAGE productions Taming of the Shrew, The Shape of Things, Quest of the Hero!, Hit and Match, and TND productions of The Merchant of Venice.  Michael would like to thank his amazing cast for their true love and dedication, Jon Ciccarelli for the concept and the beginnings, and you for reading this and supporting the arts!

Molly Gilman(Ariel) is delighted to work with Hagins again after pairing up in Taming of the Shrew!  Graduated VassarCollege, B.A. Classics: Ancient Societies. Training: Paper Mill Playhouse (Rising Star Award nom.), NJ Shakespeare Festival, NY Stage & Film, American Theatre Wing, TVI (NY), Margie Haber Studios (CA). Originated the role of Dr. Wink/Alison in the Off-Broadway musical Pinkalicious, now running at the Bleecker Street Theater. This one's for my real Ariel (Hyde). www.mollygilman.com

Rebecca Overholt is a C.A.G.E. production veteran, though, admittedly, this is her first non-Shakespearean role for Hagins. Normally, she loves to play with blades, but considers a wand a serious upgrade. Rebecca has been on her own Quest of the Heroine these past 18 months, fighting her way through many traps and dangers. She can see her final castle – Oxford, England. Many, many, MANY thanks to Michael, who has been a faithful friend in her time of peril.

 
Dan Largo (Caliban) is so happy to be a part of The Tempest! He was last seen as Cathy in Cloud 9 and as Captain Hook in Peter Pan, both at the now defunct SunRise Theatre.  Other favorite roles include Frank Charles in Flying West and the Mother in 'Night, Mother.  He is a proud alumnus of Huntingdon College. Daniel would like to dedicate this performance to his wife, Cecilia, as a thank you for putting up with him.

Enrique Huili (Ferdinand) attended the conservatory school at Shenandoah University for acting in Virginia where he transferred to the New York Film academy and earn his degree. Returning back to school right after NYFA, Enrique earned another degree at the Terry Schreiber Studio Conservatory Program. Enrique has been in a couple of Off Off Broadway shows including Macbeth and Danny And The Deep Blue Sea, which was his first time starring in a show. Enrique just finished touring with The Hudson Shakespeare company in the production of The Tempest.

Tom Cox (Polonius) Is gratefully back with C.A.G.E. once again in a to-die-for role. Many thanks to the generous actors in this production. He has worked with Mike Hagins many times with the Hudson Shakespeare Company and others. Favorite roles are include King Lear (role of a lifetime), Firs in Chekhov's 'Cherry Orchard', Dr. Chebutykin and Ferapont in 'Three Sisters' (two different productions), Engstrand in Ibsen's 'Ghosts', Horace in 'The Little Foxes' and Inspector Hound in Stoppard's 'The Real Inspector Hound (spoiler alert: there is no 'Real' Inspector Hound). Tom studied with Geoffrey Owens, Austin Pendleton, Patsy Rodenburg and Eloise Watt to whom many, many thanks for enabling this wonderful labor of love called acting.

Sharon Caccicabuado(Ms. Gonzalo) - After a long hiatus from acting to write and direct, Sharon is very excited to be revising her role of Gonzalo and working again with Michael Hagins. Previous Shakespeare roles include;  Lady Capulet (Romeo & Juliet);  Holofernes (Love Labour’s Lost); Egeus (A Midsummer Night’s Dream).  Her play Shakespeare in the Trailer Park is coming to Barnstormers in PA this spring.

Whitney Stone (Sebastianne) most recently appeared in the New York Fringe Festival production of Hip Hop High: the Musical as “Amanda”. She received her BFA in Theatre Arts - Performance from HofstraUniversity, and she is excited and humbled to be returning to her alma mater in the fall as Choreographer for the Hofstra Drama Department production of Cabaret. Her favorite stage credits include “Velma Kelly” in Chicago, “The Good Angel” in Dr. Faustus, and “Rusty” in Footloose.

Danny Sauls(Antonio) was born and raised in New Jersey. He received two Theater Scholarships from his high school for playing the role of R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and various other plays. He decided to take up a professional career and attended the Two Year Stella Adler Conservatory where he received a full scholarship. There he performed as Cripple Billy in Cripple of Inishmaan, and Joe Pitt in Angels in America. He joined the Hudson Shakespeare Company performing as the psychotic Duke of Cornwall in their production of King Lear. Now he is proud to perform as Antonio in The Tempest.  He would love to thank his family and wonderful fiancée who he loves with all his heart. Thank you all for your support.
 

Kenneth Scott Thompson(Stephano\The Master):Awarded Best Actor, 1993 North Carolina Theater Conference: Student Division.  B.A. Theater, from WakeForestUniversity.  Continuing studies at HB Studio. Talthybios in Hecuba at Theater for the New City, directed by Joan Kane; Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream at HB Studio, directed by Carol Goodheart; Kropilkin in Summerfolk by Maxim Gorky, directed by Austin Pendleton for the HB Playwrights Foundation Theater; former member of Start Trekkin', NY, New York's only long-form Star Trek-based Improv Group.

Ambar Aranaga(Trinculo\Costume Designer) is thrilled to be appearing in The Tempest for C.A.G.E. Theatre.  Favorite credits include The Voices in Your Head and Pop Generation! (Bizarre Noir Theatre Co.); Rock-A My Soul (Riant Theatre);Help Us Go Away (Such Stuff Players);Macbeth, Mourning Doves, The Power and the Glory (Love Creek Productions); 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (Pinecrest Players);Why We Have a Body (SolTheatreProject.)  Catch Ambar at the Duplex this August.  “Special thanks to Michael, Paloma & family for unending love/support.” AmbarAranaga@aol.com