A scorned magician, a wide-eyed love story, a murder plot, and a mysterious island…

February 19, 20, 21 &
February 26, 27, 28

Fridays at 7:00pm
Saturdays at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm

Directed by Sara Long


This is a virtual/online event. This is a virtual theatre event. To keep all involved safe, all rehearsals of The Tempest are being held via Zoom. Performances will be recorded via Zoom and then edited to add dramatic effect to this mysterious story. All performances shown will be pre-recorded to avoid technical distractions for patrons.


The Tempest is a play about magic, betrayal, love and forgiveness. It is set on an island somewhere near Italy where Prospero, the one-time Duke of Milan, and his beautiful daughter, Miranda, live with a sprite called Ariel and a strange wildman called Caliban. Prospero is a powerful magician who creates a storm, or tempest, that sets the scene for the play. In the events that follow we see a plot to murder the King of Naples, a drunken scheme to kill Prospero, and a romance between Miranda and the King’s son, Ferdinand.

This play is rated PG for suggestive humor.


$10 per person

We understand that many of you will be viewing this together with other members of your household, and we are thrilled to share it with you! We would like to encourage you to purchase one ticket for each person viewing, as you would in a live theatre, to help us cover the cost of production.

Exchanges & Refunds
We are happy to exchange your tickets for a different performance up to 1 hour before your original performance time. Just contact us at (517) 539-4118 or admin@centerstagejackson.org. Refunds will be made in full in case of a cancelled performance. No other refunds will be made.

How to watch

Upon purchasing your tickets, you will receive a confirmation email. On the day of the performance, the exclusive performance link will be sent 15 minutes prior to ‘curtain time’. This link will be sent only to the email address with which the tickets were purchased. If you would like us to send the performance link to a different email address instead, please contact us at least 1 hour before the performance.

For tickets purchased within 15 minutes of ‘curtain time’ on the day of the performance: We will be sending links to these ticket holders as sales come in. Keep an eye on your inbox!

To prevent technical errors this performance is not being streamed live. This means that you are welcome to hit play and watch the video any time after you receive the link, up until 4 hours after ‘curtain time’.

The running time for the Wind Cast performance is 2 hours 20 minutes, which includes a 10 minute intermission after 1 hour 10 minutes.

If you are able to cast a YouTube video to a television, you will be able to cast this performance to your television!

Closed Captions

This production will include the option to turn on closed captions (time synchronized text of the audio content that include non-speech elements like noises). Closed captions will be generated by the production team to ensure accuracy.

A Special Note

Due to COVID-19, this event is taking the place of our yearly dinner theatre production at the Sandhill Crane Vineyards. Although we cannot hold an event there this year, we would like to encourage you to support this local winery by picking up a bottle of wine from them! Their current pickup hours and wine list can be found at SandhillCraneVineyards.com or by calling (517) 764-0679.


This production has been double cast. We have named the casts Rain and Wind. Rain performances will be shown February 19, 20, and 21. Wind performances will be shown February 26, 27, and 28.

* = Members of Center Stage Jackson. Learn more about Membership

CAST RAIN – February 19, 20, 21

Prospero……Craig Ester
Miranda…… Kaia Minter
Ferdinand…… George North
Ariel…… Veronica Long*
Caliban…… Dale Wayne Williams
Stephano…… Brodie Brockie*
Trinculo…… Dan Dye*
Antonio…… Rob Foster*
Alonso…… Charles Hoogstraten
Sebastian…… Katherine Clemons
Adrian…… Emily Slomovits
Francisco…… Tim Edinger
Gonzalo…… Sarah Lehman
Iris…… Darby Williams
Ceres…… Cali Berry
Juno…… Katherine Gerring*
Boatswain…… Amanda Buchalter

CAST WIND – February 26, 27, 28

Prospero…… Russ Schwartz
Miranda…… Jamie Saunders
Ferdinand…… Greg Kovas
Ariel…… Alex Duncan
Caliban…… Anthony Petrucci
Stephano…… Tim Beson
Trinculo…… Brian Weber
Antonio…… Rob Foster*
Alonso…… Pat Bogusz
Sebastian…… Kristen Nader
Adrian…… Emily Slomovits
Francisco…… Nathan Johnson*
Gonzalo…… Maegan Murphy
Iris…… Sabrina Crippen*
Ceres…… Cana Wensley
Juno…… Mercedes Lee’Anna
Boatswain…… Emily Crews

Production Team

* = Members of Center Stage Jackson. Learn more about Membership

Director……Sara Long*
Producer……Susanna Ellis*
Virtual Technical Director……Katie Meyers*


Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org or (517) 539-4118.