7:00pm EDT October 24, 2012
Rogers Center for the Arts
Alfred Molina, Helen Mirren, Russell Brand
Directed by Julie Taymor
In Shakespeare’s fantastical thriller, the magician Prospero orchestrates spirits, monsters, a grief-stricken king, a wise old councillor, two tracherous brothers, and a storm at sea into a fantasical conspiracy bringing banishment, sorcery, and shipwreck into the lives of two hapless lovers to stir and seal their fate. Here Prospero takes female form as Prospera, who breaks her magical staff against an entrancing volcanic landscape at the end of her heroic quest.