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The Tempest, by William Shakespeare - Half Moon Bay Production

The Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company is producing The Tempest by William Shakespeare. The production runs for three weekends starting August 28, 29, 30 - Sept 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13. All performances will begin at 6:00PM and gates will open at 5:00PM for those who want to come early and picnic.

Purchase tickets here or at the production.

This is the 4th season for The Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company. Under the direction of Robert Pickett, they adopted John L. Carter Memorial Park in 2013 . Located off Main Street by the historic bridge, Carter Park was adopted by the Company through the Adopt A Park Program. 'It is our long-range plan to establish Carter Park as an entertainment and arts venue for all to use and enjoy here on the coastside.' says Lee Ellis, Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company board member.

The Tempest is believed to have been written in 1610'11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand. John William Waterhouse

Using the Visit Half Moon Bay Book A Room service you can rent lodging and avoid taking the drive home the night of your performance.

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Authored by Terry Plank