TEMPEST

TEMPEST © 2018 by Patrick Thomas McCarthy pTmC;
SETTING: A survivalist enclave
SYNOPSIS: Suggested by The TEMPEST by William Shakespeare, this TEMPEST finds itself in a post-apocalyptic decaying world, where survivalist father, Pero, captures two Atrian strangers he will groom to give as gifts to two of his three children, his pups, Miranda, Ariel & Cal. Will the Atrian strangers civilize...
TEMPEST © 2018 by Patrick Thomas McCarthy pTmC;
SETTING: A survivalist enclave
SYNOPSIS: Suggested by The TEMPEST by William Shakespeare, this TEMPEST finds itself in a post-apocalyptic decaying world, where survivalist father, Pero, captures two Atrian strangers he will groom to give as gifts to two of his three children, his pups, Miranda, Ariel & Cal. Will the Atrian strangers civilize his children or compound their savagery? “Oh, brave new world” that has the other in’t.
Touching on themes of parenting, maternal death in childbirth, a shrinking pool of human existence, slavery, LGBTQ issues, the wizardry of love, and survival itself, TEMPEST centers on the idea of free will as central to the very idea of human existence. Will any or all our characters discover that, brave new world, that has the other in’t….
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TEMPEST

Character Information

  • Pero - father to Miranda, Ariel, Cal, survivalist, magician
    40s,50s,60s,
    Any (but probably white)
    ,
    Male
  • Miranda – daughter to Pero
    20s,30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
  • Cal – son to Pero
    20s,30s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
  • Ariel – youngest daughter to Pero
    20s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
  • Nando – handsome stranger in a strange land
    20s,30s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
  • Stefano – sidekick, man servant
    30s,40s,
    Any
    ,
    Male

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Manhattan Plaza, NYC Sept 23, 2018 With David Brown as Pero; Drew Bolander as Nando; Amy Helms as Miranda; Ashley Marinaccio as Ariel; Patrick Harvey as Stefano; Kyle Minshew as Cal; Eric Johnson, Stage Directions; Directed by Patrick Aran
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT March 2018, with Lizbeth Velez / Miranda; Laura Carlson / Ariel; Marcus Dunn / Cal; Adrian Gouet /Nando
    ,
    2018