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Sea and the Mirror

W.H. Auden’s "The Sea and The Mirror"

Friday, March 23, 2012

7:00 PM

W. H. Auden's "The Sea and the Mirror" is a lively consideration of theater, nature, life through the struggles and imaginings of the individual characters in Shakespeare's The Tempest. Beginning where Shakespeare’s play ends, The Sea and the Mirror exploits the ironic premise implicit in the drama. In the Shakespearean work, the magician Prospero is about to leave his exile on an island in the New World. The old man and his daughter, Miranda, had been cast adrift by his brother, Antonio, and left to die. Where does Auden take us from here? Join us in The Greene Space as this piece is reinterpreted as a Radio Drama.

Directed by Karin Coonrod

Prospero: Reg E. Cathey
Caliban: Sharon Scruggs
Ariel: Ayeje Feamster
Miranda: Michelle Beck
Antonio: Jorge Rubio
Ferdinand et al: Giovanni Pucci
Stephano et al: Chris McLinden


Michelle Beck, Reg E. Cathey, Ayeje Feamster, Chris McLinden, Giovanni Pucci, Jorge Alberto Rubio and Sharon Scruggs