REBATEnsemble Presents: The Tempest

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Friday, August 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory
1400 E Galer St
Seattle, WA 98112

756389-250REBATEnsemble Theatre Group presents William Shakespeare’s comedy:

Directed by Tom Dang
7PM – 9PM
Aug 19th – 21st
Aug 24 – 28th
Aug 31st – Sept 3rd
@ The Grove adjacent to Volunteer Park Conservatory
1400 E Galer St, Seattle, WA 98112

Prospero, former Duke of Milan, and her daughter Miranda have been stranded on a magical island for over a decade. When she discovers her traitor brother and his cohorts sailing nearby, she conjures a storm to shipwreck them and prepares to deals her brand of judgment.
REBATEnsemble Theatre Group reimagines this play with dancing spirits and blood magic staged in-the-park to depict an image of retaliation against oppression.

Prospero – Aimee Decker*
Miranda – Rheanna Atendido
Ferdinand – Cameron Duckett*
Ariel – Frank Sun*
Caliban – James Lynch
Alonso – Beverly Poole*
Gonzalo – Michelle Conklin
Antonio – Bunthay Cheam
Sebastian – Duncan Pound
Trinculo – Mike Lion
Stephano – Michael Cercado*
Iris – Emily Haver
Ceres – Tanvi Goel
Juno – Sierra Aoi Burnham

Creative Staff:
Director – Tom Dang
Assistant Director – Parker Kennedy
Production Manager – Rojo Davis
Assistant Stage Manager – Grace Phelan
Set/Props – Beverly Poole
Music Direction – Cameron Duckett
Movement Direction – Sierra Aoi Burnham
Costumes – Xandra Simone

About the show:
REBATEnsemble presents an original staging of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. Inspired by the recent Syrian-refugee crisis, the ISIL agenda of imperialistic violence, and ongoing racism and domestic aggression towards minority cultures in the US; our mounting of “The Tempest” brings to the forefront a darker side of Shakespeare’s popular comedy. This production refocuses the classic by highlighting themes of vengeance, sacrifice and cultural domination to present our audiences with a picture of imperialistic violence and the consequences of cultural oppression. This production is also inspired by music, dances and images of cultures all around the world.

Who are we:
REBATEnsemble (Recession-Era Broke-Ass Theatre Ensemble) started in 2011 as a UW student-led alternative to costly theatre in expensive venues. Bringing our unconventional approach to everything we do, weve done shows in theatres, cafes, parks and teahouses. Our cast and crew have always played an integral part in crafting our scripts and the actors contributions have led to some of our best works. Since then, weve grown and refined our craft, our members having gone on to other positions in the theatre industry (a few have even become film and TV actors in Hollywood) but REBATEnsemble remains a passion project, largely due to our unique approach to theatre. As we look to the future, well continue blending forms, shattering the fourth wall and playing with fire.

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