More Tempest Treats In Store
Visitors have some wonderful public programs to enjoy during the final month of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s (TMAG) spectacular exhibition Tempest.
Opening on Tuesday 25 October is Blue Cow Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the play that inspired the exhibition, in the Central Gallery.
Directed by Robert Jarman and designed by William Dowd, the production complements the Tempest exhibition and features an outstanding cast of Tasmanian actors, led by Guy Hooper as Prospero.
And with the Central Gallery transformed into Prospero’s Library, complete with flying books and cabinets of curiosities, it provides a perfect setting for Shakespeare’s strange, funny and dramatic tale.
The Tempest tells the tale of castaways, adrift on an island: a stateless father and daughter, a king who grieves a drowned son, a brother who strives to kill his brother and a drunk who crowns himself a king.
The play is silly and serious, humorous and heart-felt, and twists in a moment – and it is sure to be a theatrical highlight.
Another public program complementing the Tempest exhibition also opens this week.
Waterlines, a partnership between TMAG and Tasmanian Regional Arts, is a statewide community arts and cultural development collaborative exhibition between artists and communities from the Bass Strait, Torres Strait and regional Tasmania.
The artists have created a 4-metre sculptural piece using both natural and manmade materials, which is the centrepiece of Waterlines, as well as works responding to the concept, which will be on show in the TMAG Courtyard during the closing weeks of Tempest.
The Tempest will be performed in the Central Gallery at TMAG from Tuesday – Saturday at 7:00 pm from 25 October – 5 November 2016. Tickets are $50 adults and $35 concession, visit www.theatreroyalcom.au to book. Waterlines is on show in the TMAG Courtyard during museum opening hours from 18 October – 4 December 2016. Tempest is on show at TMAG until 20 November 2016.