Trinity Theatre presents La Tempesta, a magical adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest

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Mary Anthony
Oct. 23, 2012

Trinity Theatre presents La Tempesta, a magical adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest

The production is directed by Roberto Prestigiacomo and produced by Stieren guest artist Teatro del Drago


SAN ANTONIOLa Tempestais an original physical theater adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. It re-tells the magical story of The Tempest through the use of puppets, marionettes, and shadow theater. Borrowing from the Italian tradition of Commedia dell’Arte and the latest European developments of teatro di figura, La Tempesta promises to be entertaining, visually stunning, and a novelty never seen on the stages of San Antonio.

Performances will be held in the Ruth Taylor Theater Building’s Stieren Theater, on the campus of Trinity University. Opening weekend is Friday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov. 11 with performances continuing from Wednesday, Nov. 14 to Saturday, Nov. 17. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, and $6 for students.

Based in Ravenna, Italy, Teatro del Drago is the puppet theatre company of the Monticelli family, established in 1820 by Ariodante Monticelli. Today, brothers Mauro and Andrea represent the fifth generation in this unbroken family tradition. Teatro del Drago follows two distinct artistic directions: tradition and experimentation. The tradition that informs their art and craft is as ancient as that of the Roman theatre, the Italian puppet theatre, and Commedia dell’Arte. But Teatro del Drago is also at the forefront of experimentation with their ability to combine puppetry and shadow, text and physical performance, making Teatro del Drago a renowned theatre company in Europe. The company has performed in numerous major festivals in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Trinity Theatre is part of the human communication and theatre department. For best seating, advanced reservations are strongly recommended. For more information or to make a reservation, call 210-999-8515 or visit the Stieren Theater box office Monday through Friday between 2 and 5 p.m. The box office is also open one hour prior to each performance.