A modern re-telling of William Shakespeare’s "The Tempest" from Adam Bertocci, "Miranda from Stormville" asks: how do we escape circumstances we can’t avoid? How do we continue on when hope is lost?
Just miles outside New York City, Miranda’s rural America may as well be a stranded island: is she destined to only experience life through the books she constantly devours? Or does her ailing father, with his self-professed powers, and a caretaker with a flair for the dramatic have bigger plans in store?
“Bertocci's new reimagining of William Shakespeare's ‘The Tempest’...A compassionate, funny, and invigorating production that will appeal as much to die-hard fans of the upstart crow as to those who vaguely recall reading him in high school...Magical realism would aptly describe ‘Miranda from Stormville’ itself, a play which is mostly but ambiguously realistic...The short scenes and excellent use of space make for a lively pace. The cast delivers fantastic performances.”