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The bard's perfect storm: Lower Valley's Cascade Community Theatre bringing 'Tempest' to Carnation Fourth celebration

Cascade Community Theatre’s cast of “The Tempest” rehearses for its opening show at the Carnation Fourth of July celebration, 4:30 p.m. in Tolt-MacDonald Park. - Courtesy photo
Cascade Community Theatre’s cast of “The Tempest” rehearses for its opening show at the Carnation Fourth of July celebration, 4:30 p.m. in Tolt-MacDonald Park.
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Magic, monsters, castaways, laughter and drama await all who arrive on Prospero’s enchanted island, the setting of the Cascade Community Theatre’s summer production, “The Tempest.”

Called Shakespeare’s most magical play, the comedy, “The Tempest” features the powerful Prospero (played by Keith Frechette) who conjures the title storm to cause a shipwreck, and his beautiful daughter Miranda (Amy Frazier, Shaini Candland), who share the island with a magical spirit, a monster, and after the storm, quite a few castaways. While Prospero pursues an elaborate scheme to restore his good name in Italy, hilarious misadventures happen to all on the island.

The hour-long adaptation will debut at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, on the Fireworks Stage in Tolt-MacDonald Park during the celebration.

The cast includes Nikki Dalton as the boatswain and narrator; Mikaela Stratman as Prospero’s right-hand spirit Ariel; Devon Young as Ferdinand; Joshua Washburn as the monster Caliban;  Riley Wilk as Alonso; Davin Henrikson/Daniel Hafen as Gonzalo; Keri-Ann White/Krissy Bean as Sebatiana; Rachel Kjorsvik/Caleb Hafen as Antonio; Emily Thompson as Trinculo; Mady Vega/Shelby Sorensen as Stephano and Aiden Totten, Jeleisa Sorensen and Katie Bean as other spirits.

Additional performances are scheduled for 7 p.m., Saturday, July 6, in the Kirkland Bridal Trails main arena; 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Duvall Sandblast festival; and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Kokopelli Gardens in Duvall.

 

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