By William Shakespeare

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on. . .”


October 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, and 15, 2023

Directed by Mona Wood-Patterson

Scenic Design by Charles Ford

Costume Design by JoAnn Nevils

Movement/Choreography by Zachary Chiero

Photography by Kara Cavalca

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What Audience Members Said About Our Production of THE TEMPEST:


“Once again, Merely Players has delivered fantastic Shakespeare. The costumes were a feast for the eyes.”

“The whole concept was so brilliant. I couldn’t believe that the time flew so quickly.”

 “What a glorious celebration of Shakespeare. Thank you, Merely Players.”

“Breathtaking! It was sheer magic.”

“I never thought I could understand Shakespeare, but I got every word in this story.”

“The set, the lights, the acting, the direction – literally everything about this show had me wowed.”

“Amazing, magical show with such a talented cast!  A must-see show.”

“I laughed and was deeply moved as well. The images were gorgeous, the verse was delivered beautifully, and the essence of the play came through in every scene.”

“Unbelievable performance by all!”

“I was totally delighted with my first experience with Merely Players. I recently moved to Durango from Portland, where we have “Big City” theatre. And the building was not an auspicious beginning.But wow, was I wrong.The Tempest was magical and funny and moving. It was freshly imagined…. Your Prospero was a perfect cast, and your Ariel was magical. I just want to say Thank You to all of your team from an extraordinary afternoon of fantastic theatre. I love Shakespeare and am so delighted to see it performed here. I am looking forward to the rest of the season.”


Our Review in The Durango Herald:

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