By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rudy Ramirez
On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake, they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems. The Tempest, Shakespeare’s most magical play, is an enchanting exploration of the lure control and the greater power of forgiveness.
Notes from the box office
This production is FREE-OF-CHARGE! No reservations are required, though donations online and at the show are appreciated. The Tempest is most recommended for middle school and up and runs under two hours with one intermission.
Guests may bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs to sit on. Food, drink and pets are also permitted. However, for safety reasons, please do not bring glass bottles or containers.
Round Rock Amphitheater (Map it)
301 W. Bagdad Ave
Round Rock, TX 78664
The Amphitheater is located behind the Baca Senior Center. Coming from I-35, take exit 252 for Hwy 620. At the light, turn east onto 620. Then turn right on Brown Street. Brown Street dead ends into the parking lot for the Amphitheater. Free parking is available in the parking lot; in one of the nearby parking garages (below and across the street from the Baca Senior Center); or on the street.
Accessible to all
Penfold Theatre is dedicated to making live, professional theatre accessible to all. In keeping with this commitment, Henry V is the ninth installment in the company’s “Penfold in the Park” series, an annual offering of free, outdoor summer theatre, made possible by a partnership with the City of Round Rock Parks & Recreation Department.