The Tempest

Babcock Theatre
November 10 – 19, 2023

 “O, wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in't!”


Betrayed by family and banished from her home, the noblewoman Prospera flees to a remote island with her daughter Miranda. Years later, when a terrible storm leads to a shipwreck, the same people who betrayed Prospera find themselves stranded on her shores. This is no coincidence: Prospera is a magician, and her vengeance has been a long time coming. But the castaways and island residents have stories of their own — and for some, a different kind of magic may be brewing. 

One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, The Tempest is a tale of spells and shipwrecks; a story of love, betrayal, and forgiveness; and a meditation on the power and persistence of art. 


Production Advisory

This production contains effects that may have a negative effect on some audience members, including flashing light effects and theatrical fog (or "haze).

The content of this production is recommended for ages eight and older. Children under the age of four will not be admitted. If you have additional questions, please email us at . Please note that more detailed advisories may contain information that reveals plot elements in advance, AKA "spoilers." 


Arts Pass/U of U Student Tickets


Free Admission for Utah Students and Educators (Middle/High School)