August 10: Company of Fools plays ‘The Tempest’

Join us in 1920’s New Orleans, where magic and music come alive in the bayou. Our re-imagining of The Tempest features curious crocodiles, tricksy spirits, handmade instruments, and a jazz inspired musical score.

Exiled to a deserted island twelve years ago, Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, plots his revenge on the man who usurped his throne: his own brother, Antonio. As a ship bearing Antonio draws closer to the island, Prospero uses all his wit and mystical powers to ensure he can enact his plan of reclaiming his power and establishing his daughter, Miranda, as princess in a rival kingdom.

But in order to do so Prospero must confront his true enemy – himself. Grappling with freedom and forgiveness, will Prospero be able to see what truly matters before it’s too late?

There may be a touch of rain and storm – but now we know all about that!

The Fools return for their annual summer theatre in the park. The play features six actors, an original score with live music and their signature cartoon-ish puppets embodying numerous supporting characters.

Bring the whole family (even your quiet dog), and bring your own seating and food, dress for the weather, and enjoy their distinctive interpretation of Shakespeare.

The community building will be open for washrooms and respite, should any family members become restless. If the weather prevents an outdoor show, a script reading of the play may be presented inside the building.

Wednesday August 10, 2022, 7 p.m., at Fisher Heights Park
90 minutes
Pay what you can (suggested, $20 per person)