The Tempest

Produced by Round House Theatre in collaboration with Folger Theatre

By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Aaron Posner and Teller
November 23, 2022 – January 01, 2023
Round House Theatre


“You’ve never seen a ‘Tempest’ like this. Enormously entertaining … gorgeously performed.” – Chicago Tribune

Shakespeare's tale of betrayal, reconciliation, and love is part fairy tale, part romance–and all magic. In this imaginative staging by Aaron Posner and Teller, Prospero's island transforms into a traveling tent show of trickery and amazement. The production "awakens ... a sense of pleasurable, almost childlike wonder" (New York Times). After sold-out runs across the country, The Tempest makes its regional premiere at Round House Theatre.

Performance dates and times:

  • Tuesdays-Thursdays at 7:30pm (no performances 11/24 and 11/29)
  • Fridays at 8pm
  • Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm (no performances 12/24, no evening performance 12/31)
  • Sundays at 2pm and 7:30pm (no performances 12/25).

Performance location: Round House Theatre, 4545 E W Hwy, Bethesda, MD 20814

Read the Play | Visit the Folger Shakespeare to view a detailed synopsis and read the Folger Shakespeare Library edition of The Tempest.

Who's Who

Percussion and Associate Music Director
Ariel and Magic Consultant
Iris, Rough Magic, and Accordian
Caliban 1
Stephano, Mariner 2, and Minion
Caliban 2
Juno and Rough Magic
Associate Scenic Designer
Co-Director and Co-Adapter
Co-Director and Co-Adapter
Associate Director
Music Director
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Designer
Sound Design
Assistant Director
Assistant Director
Magic Coordinator
Intimacy Coordinator
Casting Director
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Props Coordinator


Patrick Donoughe
u/s Trinculo


Jordan Essex
u/s Ferdinand and Sebastion


Nicholas Gerwitz
u/s Antonio and Trinculo


Joshua Cole Lucas
u/s Caliban


Cody Nickell
u/s Prospero


Ryan Phillips
u/s Ariel


Emma Wallach
u/s Miranda


Jacqueline Youm
u/s Gonzala and Alonso



With special thanks to:
Share Fund

Season Sponsors
Maygene and Steve Daniels
Helen and David Kenney and Family
The late Neal T. Turtell

Production Sponsors
Nicky Cymrot
Nancy and Steve Howard
Robin and Roger Millay

Contributing Sponsors
Keith and Celia Arnaud
Louis and Bonnie Cohen
Denise Gwyn Ferguson
Margaret and David Gardner

Associate Sponsors
Timothy J. Carlton
Dr. David E. Johnson and Ms. Wendy Frieman
Peter and Mary Jay Michel
Gail Kern Paster


Produced by Round House Theatre in collaboration with Folger Theatre.