A (Balinese) Tempest Behind-the-Scenes
Directed by Larry Reed, Artistic Director of ShadowLight Productions, San Francisco
Musical Director: I Nyoman Sumandhi, Bali
Production Director: Kirstin Pauka, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Jan 25, 26, 31, Feb 1, 2, 3 2008
This unusual adaptation of Shakespeare’s most musical and magical play is about a sorcerer and dethroned Milanese duke (Prospero), who has been banished with his daughter Miranda to an enchanted island.
Guest artist Larry Reed fuses Balinese and Elizabethan elements with his hallmark shadowcasting method, which utilizes a giant screen and live performers to create a magical shadow theatre performance. The production will also feature live musical accompaniment by the UH Balinese Gamelan Ensemble under the direction of guest artist I Nyoman Sumandhi.
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