The Tempest

Play #: 1885
Pages: 40 pgs
Cast: 3 m, 5 w, 3 flexible (Some male roles have been adapted to female roles.)

On an enchanted island, a powerful man named Prospero uses his magic to create a tempest to shipwreck his enemies on his shores. Once they are on land, Prospero leads the castaways about with the help of his fairy servant, Ariel, who has long been promised her freedom. The conspiring nobles who once usurped Prospero’s dukedom are haunted by Ariel, and their plot to murder one of their own is thwarted. Meanwhile, one of the castaways, a kind prince, falls in love with Prospero’s daughter. Prospero’s monstrous servant, Caliban, meets up with the ship’s captain and first mate who tame the creature and conspire with him to destroy Prospero. While Prospero seems determined to avenge past wrongs, a higher passion ultimately overcomes him as he strives toward reconciliation with those who wronged him and those he may have wronged. This version with simplified plot and dialogue is readily comprehensible to modern audiences of various ages. About 45-60 minutes.

Product tags
Sample Now
Perusal Only
Delivery Method
All orders with downloads must be paid by credit card
Single Copy for Perusal Only - $8.95
Perusal copies are limited to one per customer.
Buy Now
Delivery Method
All orders with downloads must be paid by credit card
Production Script - $8.95 each
Must order at least one per performer.
Royalty Licenses - $45.00
Royalty Licenses are required even if you do not charge admission.
Performance beginning date


HOMESCHOOL PARENT 1 Performance(s)
FAIRFIELD, CT 12/18/2018
HIGH MEADOWS SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
ROSWELL, GA 4/16/2015
BAKER HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
BAKER CITY, OR 11/21/2014
NEW PALTZ, NY 11/9/2012
TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
TRINITY, NC 10/21/2008

Behind The Scenes