Caroline Poe. Photo by Kimberley Mead.

Caroline Poe. Photo by Kimberley Mead.

SEASON 28 | APRIL 2016

The Tempest: An Aerial Tale

Adapted from William Shakespeare by Lorella Loftus
Choreographed by Andy Agne
Presented by Renaissance Austin Theatre in association with The VORTEX in collaboration with Sky Candy Aerial & Circus Arts Collective


Taking Shakespeare to new heights, Renaissance Austin Theatre in a unique collaboration with Sky Candy Aerial and Circus Arts Collective, presents a magical, fantastical journey through Prospero’s island, where spirits soar through the air and nothing is quite as it seems. This new Shakespeare adaptation will delight and surprise you. The Tempest: An Aerial Tale is as beautiful as it is mesmerizing. While Prospero wreaks revenge on his brother, Caliban schemes Prospero’s downfall and Miranda and Ferdinand figure out the terms of their love. The ship-wrecked royals and their servants plot to turn the island into their own personal kingdoms and the sprite Ariel is anxious to be released from servitude to Prospero. The spirits of the island frolic while a dark presence lurks in the shadows.


David Boss, Tom Swift, Gabriel Maldonado, Chelsea Manasseri, Kevin Moxley, Jesus I. Valles, Kera Blay, Kevin Tati, Olivia Jimenez, Will Douglas, Rachel Pallante, and Gina Houston.


Sofia Rodriguez, Emily Villarreal, Wendy Sanders, Caroline Poe, Micah Gause, and Winnie Hsia.

Production TEAM

Directed by Lorella Loftus and Andy Agne. Aerial choreography by Andy Agne. Sound Design by Chad Salvata. Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Lighting Design by Patrick Anthony. Costume Design by Shannon Mott. Stage Management by Suzanne Smith and Tamara L. Farley. Graphic Design by Melissa Vogt. Production Photography by Kimberley Mead.

This project is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development.