Lean & Hungry Theater: The Tempest | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Lean & Hungry Theater

Filed Under:

Lean & Hungry Theater: The Tempest

Play associated audio


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

The one-hour radio production was performed in front of an audience and broadcast live on WAMU 88.5 followed by a post-production and audience interaction discussion, moderated by WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi. Listen to how Lean & Hungry Theater turns classic Shakespeare into "a radio play" that anyone can understand-from kids to seniors.

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.

NPR

As Summer Winds Down, Wistful Dreams Of A 'Lost Estate'

The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
NPR

A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis

Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.
WAMU 88.5

McDonnell Corruption Trial: Former Gov Defends Relationship With Jonnie Williams

On the stand today, the former Virginia governor defended his relationship with the businessman at the heart of the trial, saying it was appropriate.
NPR

Coming Soon To A Pole Near You: A Bike That Locks Itself

Cyclists may soon have a convenient way to discourage bike thieves, thanks to new designs that use parts of the bikes themselves as locks.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.