adapted, written and directed by Jerrod Bogard
Come with us to a magical island where Prospero and
his daughter, Miranda, were long ago cast away and forgotten.
When the very men who exiled him are themselves shipwrecked
upon this island, Prospero must work his comic sorcery
to have his revenge.
The Tempest is a fast-paced, waterlogged whimsy that
boasts more spectacle, music, and physical comedy than
any other Shakespearean antic -- all contributing to
its popularity as one of the most beloved theatrical
works of all time!
Gilligan’s Tempest or Caliban’s Island,
I have eliminated the non-essential characters, shaved
off the extraneous dialogue, thrown in a few “quaint
devices,” and come out with 60 minutes of frenzied
hilarity performed by only 3 people. There’s even
an original shadow puppet show that tells the story
of how Caliban was born of the witch Sycorax and how
Prospero became lord of the island. Oh, and how could
I forget the original songs at the top and bottom of
the show: parodies set to the tune of “The Ballad
of Gilligan’s Island.”