The Tempest

Shakespeare Theatre CompanyThe Tempest at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC

Ultimately, the play’s emotional, sympathetic core, the moments which will stick with the audience longest, are thanks to Prospero. Played by veteran Broadway actor Patrick Page, who is widely regarded as one of the country’s finest classical actors, Prospero pitches and rolls from caring father, to cruel master, and controlling sorcerer, finally surrendering his power, and sinking to repentance.

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