THE TEMPEST

Genre: Classical, Comedy, Drama, Kids
William Shakespeare

The CAGE Theatre Company proudly presents The Tempest, arguably Shakespeare's last play before his retirement. It is the story of the exiled Duke of Milan Prospero and his master plan to bring his enemies to his island, marry his daughter Miranda into royalty and avoid the plans of his savage and deformed slave Caliban with the help of his wily spirit Ariel. The CAGE Theatre will bring Shakespeare's tale of comedy, romance and magic into 2006, using modern costumes and settings while keeping the integrity of the original text and plots.
Open:   02/02/06
Close:   02/18/06

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Show opens Thursday, February 2 at 8:00 pm; playing Friday, February 3 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, February 4 at 8:00 pm; Sunday, February 5 at 2:00 pm; Friday, February 10 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm; Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 pm; Friday, February 17 at 8:00 pm; and Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Theater:   Impact Theatre
Address:   190 Underhill Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225
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Cost:$15.00, $12.00 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: The Impact Theatre at (718) 390-7163
David Rigg Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan
This is David's fourth production working with director Michael Hagins, having previously essayed the roles of Macbeth, King Lear and Smirnov in Chekhov's "The Bear". He has long dreamt of playing Prospero and now being bald, astigmatic and nearly toothless, he feels he is over-qualified.
Jani M. Rodrigues Miranda, daughter to Prospero
Jani M. Rodrigues has appeared on stage and screen. Her most recent work was Donalbain in CAGE Theatre Company's production of "Macbeth" and a short video, "Lucky Me." She has been acting since the age of 11 and dancing since the age of 5. Her recent dance focus has been on the art of Flamenco. She would like to thank Michael Hagins and the cast for sharing their talents and smiles. As always, many thanks to her family and friends for their steadfast support and love
Jon Ciccarelli Caliban, a savage and deformed slave
Jon Ciccarelli is thrilled to be working with Mr. Hagins once more. Jon has studied under Vivienne Heilbourne and Bernard Lloyd with the Royal Shakespeare Company and with Robert Johnston with the Hudson Shakespeare Company. Previous credits include Sir Andrew Aguecheek in "Twelfth Night", Lucentio in "Taming of the Shrew", Van Helsing in "Dracula", Falstaff in "King Henry IV, part I", Oscar in "The Odd Couple", and the title roles in "Hamlet" and "Titus Andronicus." Directing credits include Othello, Cymbeline, Henry V, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, I Hate Hamlet, Witness for the Prosecution, and Love Letters. A special shoutout to "haggy Bear", "Fingaz", and "Ms. Beth."
Steven M. Bari King Alonso of Naples
Steven Bari is happy to be working with a cast as dedicated to the project as they are creativity and camaraderie. Born and bred in Queens and a recent graduate from Saint Peter's College, Steven was last seen as an ensemble player in All for Love for the Boomerang Theatre Company at Center Stage, directed by Cailin Heffernan. Steven is also excited to be working with Michael Hagins for the third time, previously in Richard III as Lord Brakenbury/ Lord Mayor and Othello as Rodrigo, both for the Hudson Shakespeare Company. Thank you to Steven's family and friends for all their love, support and patience.
Patrick Fellows Ferdinand, son to King Alonso
Since graduating from AMDA last February, Patrick has appeared in "Snake in Fridge" with the Themoutics Theatre Group, playing the part of Gabriel. A newcomer to the Impact Theatre and CAGE Theatre Company, Patrick is happy to be a part of "The Tempest" with so many great people. He would like to thank his family for all their love and support through the years, and many thanks to his NY "family" for all the laughs and inspiration.
Leticia Diaz Ms. Gonzalo, counselor to King Alonso

No stranger to the stage, Leticia has performed throughout the tri-state area as well as Toronto, Canada. Her stage experience spans over 20 years and encompasses a vast range of both modern and classical dramas, comedies, and musical theatre. Leticia has trained with George Dearani, Action Theatre Conservatory, and David Braucher. She is a Seinfeld fanatic, a twitter-holic and has held the role of mother to some critical acclaim.

Adam Baritot Antonio, brother to Prospero, the usurping Duke of Milan
Adam is thrilled to be a part of Aesop's Foibles. Adam in originally from Rochester, N.Y., and currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and cat. Some of Adam's favorite roles include Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird, and The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. Adam wishes to thank Carol, Marla, Warren and Steve, "the boys", and his wife Dianna for their unending inspiration and love. Check out Adam's next performance at www.tuckaberry.com.
Kristin Jones Sebastianne, sister to King Alonso
Kristin Jones is happy to be performing with the CAGE Theatre Company. She recently worked with the Hudson Shakespeare Company as Lord Stanley/King Henry VI in "Richard III". She trained in acting at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and has perfomed in plays such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Winter's Tale, Tony n' Tina's Wedding and Titus!

Anthony Carter Stephano, master of the ship and butler to King Alonso
Anthony Carter began his career as a singing ram in a Christmas pageant. In addition to acting, Anthony has also performed as a blues and jazz singer and stand-up comic. His favorite roles include Macduff in "Macbeth", Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet" and the Nazi he performs in his own one-man show. Thanks to Colette Duvall, the best acting teacher in the universe, and Michael Hagins, one of the most passionate and committed persons in the world. He looks forward to touring with his one-man show.
Dianna Tucker Trinculo, boatswain and servant to King Alonso
Dianna is thrilled to be working onstage for Michael Hagins in this project. Her most recent acting credits include M'lynn in Steel Magnolias and Madame de la Grande Bouche in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, both at Jenny Wiley theatre in Kentucky. When not pouring (and spilling coffee) in Park Slope, Dianna is also a writer, producer, and co-founder for a new children's theatre company, Tuckaberry Productions, here in Brooklyn. Last year, she and her husband mounted their first original production at the Impact Theatre (Polly Princess and the Penniless Fry Cook) and this year its sequel, Rudy Rutabaga and the Terrible Dragon of Amsteryork will run in the same venue from March 3 to April 2. See www.tuckaberry.com for more information.

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!