The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.074 Wednesday, 22 February 2012
From: WAMU 88.5 <
Date: Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 15:58:10 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Lean & Hungry Theater “The Tempest” LIVE March 4
On Sunday, March 4, WAMU 88.5 and Washington, D.C.’s only radio drama company, Lean & Hungry Theater, will present a special live-to-air broadcast of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, at the state-of-the-art Wilson High School Auditorium in northwest D.C. Be a part of the audience as actors at stationary microphones transform Shakespeare’s work into a radio broadcast that listeners of any age will enjoy.
Set in the distant future in the Naples Galaxy, Lean & Hungry’s The Tempest is a sci-fi adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play. Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, live on a small planet, where their spaceship crash landed after Prospero was ousted from his dukedom by his brother. With only Miranda, the hideous alien Caliban, and a sentient computer program named Ariel for company, Prospero seizes the opportunity for revenge by creating a cosmic tempest that forces Antonio and the Queen, along with the queen’s son Ferdinand, to crash land when they fly close to Prospero’s planet. Using his mastery of technology, Prospero sends everyone into a mad, hilarious dance until he brings them all together for the final confrontation.
Audience members are invited to participate in the post-production discussion moderated by WAMU 88.5’s Kojo Nnamdi.
Presented by WAMU 88.5 & Lean & Hungry Theater
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Location: Wilson High School Auditorium
3950 Chesapeake Street NW
Washington, DC 20016
Please arrive for seating no later than 5:50 p.m.
Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase online.
For more information, email
WAMU 88.5 FM
American University Radio
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016