The Tempest

The Tempest

Kyle Cassidy

Shakespeare in Clark Park returns for an eighth summer with “The Tempest.” Believed to be the last play that William Shakespeare wrote by himself, at its heart, it is the story of a father’s undying love for his daughter. Prospero, a powerful magician, and his daughter, Miranda, are stranded on an island with only the supernatural beings Ariel—Prospero’s spirit servant—and Caliban—his villainous slave—for company, until a powerful storm washes a shipwrecked crew onto the island’s shores.

The play runs from Wednesday, July 24, through Sunday, July 28, in the Clark Park bowl at 43rd Street and Chester Avenue in University City. Directed by Adrienne Mackey and designed by Bradley Wrenn, Barrymore Award-winning actress and Philadelphia theater favorite Catherine Slusar stars as Prospero.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Bring chairs and blankets. For more information, call 215-764-5345 or email

Originally published on June 6, 2013