After a storm shipwrecks his sworn enemies on a mysterious island, the banished Duke Prospero plots revenge—using all the tricks at his disposal. But when romance blossoms between his daughter and one of the castaways, payback gives way to pardon.

Treacherous brothers, love at first sight, a pair of clowns, and one hilarious monster are all a part of Shakespeare’s magical island adventure. Come see this streamlined version of Tempest by the Greenville Shakespeare Company and find out why audiences (for over 400 years!) have been captivated by this tale of romance, revenge, and redemption.


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We currently rent the 200-seat black box theatre on the campus Bob Jones University. If you enter the back gate across from Carolina Fabric, you’ll take an immediate right and follow the road to the first building on your right.

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Groups welcome! Please note our buy 9 tickets, get the 10th free special. Contact Jeff at 864.525.6940 or email info@summershakespeare.org.

If you have a group of 10 or more coming to the show, let us know ahead of time—we’ll save you seats! Email info@summershakespeare.org with your group name and size.

Please note: We make every effort to be equitable in our seat reservation policy. We save seats only for large groups, sponsors/donors, and Greenville Shakespeare Company board members. Thank you for your understanding!

The Greenville Shakespeare Company’s Tempest runs approximately 70 minutes including one delicious intermission!


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2016 Tempest Cast List

Elizabeth Emhof ALONSA (Understudy)/ENSEMBLE
Jessica MacQuarrie ENSEMBLE
Lindsay Morgan MIRANDA
Joy Myers ALONSA
Carey Nelson TRINCULO
Elizabeth Nelson GONZALA
Matthew Quattlebaum SEBASTIAN
Jamie Riedy ARIEL
Maggie Riedy ENSEMBLE
Cameron Smith ANTONIO
Jeffrey Stegall STEPHANO
Charles Yates PROSPERO
Nathan Young FERDINAND

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