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On Thursday and Friday, the Treasure Valley Classical Academy had their “Evening with The Tempest” Play by William Shakespeare.

By Cody Smithies

“The Tempest” is one of William Shakespeare’s final plays, believed to be written around 1610-1611. It’s a complex tale of magic, betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption. Here’s a brief rundown:

The story begins with a ship caught in a violent storm, caused by Prospero, the former Duke of Milan who was overthrown and exiled to a remote island with his daughter, Miranda. Prospero is a powerful magician who uses his magic to control the island and its inhabitants, including the spirit Ariel and the monstrous Caliban.

The shipwrecked passengers include Alonso, the King of Naples, and his entourage, as well as Prospero’s treacherous brother, Antonio, who conspired to usurp him. Throughout the play, various subplots unfold involving romance, deception, and reconciliation.

As the plot progresses, Prospero orchestrates events to bring his enemies to the island, intending to seek revenge but ultimately realizing the futility of holding onto bitterness. Through the intervention of spirits and the discovery of love and forgiveness, the characters undergo profound transformations.

In the end, Prospero forgives his enemies, relinquishes his magic, and prepares to return to civilization. The play concludes with a sense of resolution and reconciliation, emphasizing themes of mercy, repentance, and the cyclical nature of forgiveness.

The Cast consisted of

Alayna Collins as A Mariner A Spirit of the Island

Clare Fugate as Caliban

Tennyson Geary as Prospero (Acts III-V)

Charis Heim as Prospero (Acts I-II)

Jayden Hayes as King Alonso, A Mariner A Spirit of the Island

Bethany Jensen as Sebastian

Hannah Jensen as Miranda

Jayden Klure as A Mariner A Spirit of the Island

Trenton Klose as Ferdinand

Monica Kuchar as Gonzalo

Avaya Mueller as Antonio

Lynnae Oleson as King Alonso

Audrey Peterson as A Mariner A Spirit of the Island

Carl Poe as Ariel

Hanson Smithies as Trinculo and Boatswain

Markus Stallings as A Mariner A Spirit of the Island

Sam Saylor as Stephano

Congrats to these students for putting on a great play for the communtiy.

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