Lean & Hungry Theater's The Tempest

Sunday, March 4, 2012 @6:00pm

Wilson High School Auditorium
3950 Chesapeake Street NW
Washington, DC 20016

Ticket Price:
General Admission $25.00
To attend the live performance, tickets can be purchased at: http://thetempest.eventbrite.com

On Sunday, March 4 WAMU 88.5 and Washington, D.C.'s only radio drama company, Lean & Hungry Theater, will present a special live-to-air broadcast of Shakespeare's "The Tempest".

The one-hour radio production will be performed in front of an audience and broadcast live on WAMU 88.5 from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Audience members are invited to stay after the performance for a post-production and audience interaction discussion, moderated by WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi. See how Lean & Hungry Theater turns classic Shakespeare into "a radio play" that anyone can understand-from kids to seniors. Since this is a live to air broadcast, we ask that you arrive and be seated no later than 5:50pm.

Lean & Hungry Theater presents a one-hour science fiction radio adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, directed by Hannah Todd. The time is the distant future; the place, far across the universe in the Naples Galaxy. Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, live on a small planet, where their spaceship crash landed after Prospero was ousted from his dukedom by his usurping brother. With only Miranda, the hideous alien Caliban, and a sentient computer program named Ariel for company, Prospero has waited for a chance to get his revenge on Antonio and his ally, the Queen of the Naples Galaxy. When Antonio and the Queen, along with the queen's son Ferdinand, fly close to Prospero's planet, he forces them to crash land by creating a cosmic tempest. Using his mastery of technology, Prospero sends everyone into a mad, hilarious dance - scheming brothers, buffoonish butlers, young lovers, aliens and computers all chasing each other around the planet - until he brings them all together for the final confrontation.

We invite teachers and students to participate together in this modern day production of “The Tempest” and to be a part of the live broadcast audience. Please contact wamuevents@wamu.org for more information.