The Aquila Theatre's 2014-15 National Tour ends tonight in Deerfield, MA, with the final performance of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. The production, directed by Desiree Sanchez, with new music by Ralph Farris, has toured the US since its opening on September 25, 2014 at Wells College in Aurora, NY.
Aquila Theatre’s mission is "to make classical works accessible to the greatest number." Founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck, Aquila is now based in New York City. Farris' previous work with the company was on an adaptation, A Female Philoctetes, and part of their YOUSTORIES program, produced at BAM in April 2014 and presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities.