Slideshow The Tempest
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  • Text
    William Shakespeare
  • Adaptation
    Michel Garneau
  • Director
    Robert Lepage
  • Performed by
    Jean Guy (Prospero)
    Chantal Dupuis (Miranda)
    Kathia Rock (Ariel)
    Marco Poulin (Caliban)
    Francis Roberge (Ferdinand)
    Steeve Wadohandik Gros-Louis (Alphonse)
    Normand Bissonnette (Gonsalve)
    Frédérick Bouffard (Antonio)
    Nicolas Létourneau (Stéphano)
    Dancers (Dewatha Gros-Louis, Keyara Gros-Louis, Mireille Gros-Louis, Line-Marie Gros-Louis, Steeve Wadohandik Gros-Louis, Isabelle Laveau and Niva Sioui)< /li>
  • Assistant director & Stage manager
    Christian Garon
  • Lighting Designer
    Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun
  • Sound Designer
    Jean-Sébastien Côté
  • Costume Designer
    Mara Gottler
    Assisted by Janie Gagnon
  • Props Designer
    Virginie Leclerc
  • Images produced by
    David Leclerc
    Assisted by Maxim Boisseau
  • Boat Designer
    Christian Fontaine
  • Robert Lepage's agent
    Lynda Beaulieu
  • Production Manager
    Marie-Pierre Gagné
  • Technical Directors
    Paul Bourque et Patrick Durnin
  • Lighting & Video Manager
    Nicolas Dostie
  • Sound Manager
    Karl Vincent
  • Wardrobe & Props Manager
    Sylvie Courbron
  • Head Stagehand
    Anne Marie Bureau
  • Rigger
    Martin Genois
  • Follow spot operator
    Morgane Barby and Virginie Leclerc
  • Special effects management
    Québec Pyrotechnie
  • Site manager
    Philippe Venne
  • Flutes and native sounds
    Nathalie Picard
  • Seamstresses
    Céline Morin and Hélène Ruel
  • Props
    Virginie Leclerc, Astuces and Ateliers Alain Gagné
  • Poster design
    Steve Blanchet
  • Evening program – graphic design
    Paquebot design
  • Production
    Ex Machina
  • In collaboration with
    La Nation huronne-wendat
  • Producer for Ex Machina
    Michel Bernatchez
  • Ex Machina is funded by Quebec's Arts and Literature Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and the City of Quebec.

The Tempest


Ex Machina, in collaboration with the Huron-Wendat Nation, will present The Tempest, by William Shakespeare in Wendake during summer of 2011. This new staging by Robert Lepage will be presented at the Wendake amphitheater from July 1st to 30th. The amphitheater is part of an exceptional natural setting near the St. Charles River, 15 minutes from downtown Quebec City. The show will bring together native and non-native performers and was presented for one month only.

The Tempest

Prospero, former Duke of Milan, was deposed by his brother Antonio and banished with his daughter Miranda on an uncharted island. Drawing on the magic of his books, he commands the elements and mysterious creatures: Ariel, spirit of air, and Caliban, half-savage monster. Ariel leads Prospero’s revenge by generating a storm that causes the sinking of Antonio’s boat, the usurper and Alphonse, the King of Naples. Stranded on the island, they undergo various punitive tests controlled by Prospero, and come out transformed.

The Tempest is often considered Shakespeare’s will, one of his major works in which the central character, Prospero, embodies and summarizes the philosophy of the greatest playwright in history.

Jean GuyProspero
Normand BissonnetteGonzalve
Frédérick BouffardAntonio
Chantal DupuisMiranda
Jean-François FaberÉtranglé
Steeve Gros-LouisAlphonse
Nicolas LétourneauStéphano
Marco PoulinCaliban
Francis RobergeFerdinand
Kathia RockAriel
Jean-Sébastien CôtéSound Design
Louis-Xavier Gagnon-LebrunLighting Design
Mara GottlerCostumes Design
David LeclercVideo Image Design
Virginie LeclercProps Design

Our partners

Tourisme Wendake
Desjardins Wendake
Le Soleil

Nation Huronne-Wendat
Desjardins des Rivières

Ex Machina is funded by the Canadian Council for the Arts, le Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and the City of Québec.


Ville de Québec


Press Release January 10, 2011 (PDF)

Press Release May 10, 2011 (PDF)


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