Our 12th annual Shakespeare in the Park production was The Tempest, directed by Shelby Speer. Setting the play in an afro-Caribbean local, Mrs. Speer took her inspiration from the "five wits" (which Shakespeare referenced in various works): common sense, imagination, fantasy, instinct, and memory.
For the first time, the Gazebo Players performed in beautiful Choate Park as part of Medway's 300th Anniversary celebration. This year also saw the return of the six-performance schedule.
100 degree weather led to our opening night being indoors at Montrose School, and the other five were outdoors at the Medfield Gazebo, Choate Park, and Bird Park in Walpole. Each performance was well-attended, with multiple guests attending more than one performance.
Read the Medfield Press' coverage of the production here.
Cast: Adrian: Marielle Boudreau Alonzo: Peter Bradley: Antonio: Jim Merlin Ariel: Claire Lukaczyn Boatswain: Jen Walsh Caliban: Ben Medeiros Ferdinand: Cam Small Gonzalo: Cynthia Small Miranda: Kate Brush Prospera: Barbara Schapiro Sebastian: Gina Panagiotakos Spirits: Jen Walsh, Mei-Lin Po, Lydia Plakias Stephano: Fabiana Cabral Trinculo: Mary Parker
Crew: Producer: Amy Klesert Stage Manager: Steve Small Assistant Stage Manager: Juli Small Production Assistant: Marielle Boudreau Stage Crew: Lydia Plakias, Mei-Lin Po Properties: Grace Tormey Set Painter: Grace Tormey Costume Designer: Dayna Spinner Costume Coordinator: Mary Parker Costumer: Jen Walsh Sound Designer/Technician: Matt Woodard Artwork Designer: Ariel Cohen Playbill: Amy Klesert Photos by Dan Busler Photography