Tempest

by William Shakespeare

Dallas Theater Center

Kevin Moriarty, Director

set and costume design by Beowulf Boritt

2011

Act I, scene i

John Dana Kenning & David Price

Act I, scene ii

Abbey Siegworth, Joe Nemmers and Chamblee Ferguson

Act I, scene ii

Steven Walters & Hunter Ryan Herdlicka

Act II, Scene i

John Dana Kenning, Jerry Russell, Matthew Tomlanovich, John Paul Green, Christopher Carlos and J. Brent Alford

Act III, Scene ii

Cliff Miller, Joe Nemmers and Lee Trull

Act III, scene iii

Christopher Carlos, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & Matthew Tomlanovich

Act III, scene iii

John Dana Kenning, J. Brent Alford, Matthew Tomlanovich, Christopher Carlos & Jerry Russell

Act IV, scene i

Steven Walters, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Abbey Siegworth & Chamblee Ferguson

Act IV, scene iii

Chamblee Ferguson, Lee Trull and Cliff Miller

Act IV, Scene iii

David Price & Lee Trull

Act IV, scene iiii

Chamblee Ferguson

"Tony Award-nominated Beowulf Boritt has created a set so incredible, suitable, and magical that it deserves top billing along with its stat-studded cast.

The look and sound of the play by the team of Boritt (scenic and costume design), Clifton Taylor (lighting design), and Broken Chord (sound design and composition) complete a perfect vision of the play with descending feasts of bounty, a suspended harpy, snowflakes and twinkle lights, a loping hellhound, dark Italian suits, Juicy gangsta sweats, and flawless and clear music.".

~M. Lance Lusk, D Magazine

"The island where the Italians crash is stunning, described as a desert but stylishly and simplistically decked out with white trees and cliffs that make it seem like a snowy dreamscape.

As for the crash, take note of the Lost reference, which changes the method of transportation that jump-starts the play and gives way to a modern-dress black-and-white staging.

The only pop of color comes when the comic characters Trinculo and Stephano are tempted by flashy new duds: Juicy Couture sweatsuits"

"[T]he appearance of Boritt's dog conjures images of one of the Bard's most famous stage directions, from The Winter's Tale. The simplicity and cohesion in design really put the focus on the poetry."

~Mark Lowry, Fort Worth Star Telegram

“Beowulf Boritt’s set and costumes are striking and inventive.” ~Lawson Taitte, Dallas Morning News