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A tremendous tempest causes a shipwreck and scatters a cargo of noblemen across a mysterious island. Little do they know that Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, is at the helm of all magic and mystery. In Shakespeare's last and most magical tale, fairies and spells unwind villains' desires, tie lovers together, and unknot past wrongs.

Shakespeare’s glorious tale of magical creatures, love and forgiveness on a faraway island is sure to captivate in our outdoor space, the Root Family Stage. In celebration of their 65th consecutive year of touring, we’ll be returning to an old format we’ve used in the past, in which National Players veterans compose half of the cast of this professional show, mentoring current National Players who take the younger roles. (Recommended for ages 8 and up)

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.



Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes including one intermission.



  • A Blanket and a Picnic Basket: Our lawn area is perfect to enjoy your favorite snacks while you view the show.
  • A Lawn Chair: You are welcome to view the show seated in the lawn chair you bring with you.
  • Bug Spray & Sunscreen: Since this is an outdoor production, it might be a good idea to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Money For Snacks and Drinks: You may want to take advantage of our concessions. We will have ice cream, light snacks, and beverages including beer and wine.  


In the event of inclement weather we will move the production indoors to our Historic Stage and continue the performance in that space.



(Click on a cast member's headshot to view their bio)

Julie-Ann Elliott

Leah Filley

Alexander Korman (Ferdinand)

Ian LeValley
Ryan Mitchell
Paul Morella
Jacob Mundell

Christopher Richardson
Adam Turck
Dan Van Why
Alan Wade
Craig Wallace



















Julie-Ann Elliott (Ariel) National Players Tour 44. Ms. Elliot happily returns to Olney Theatre Center, where previous credits include:  Angel Street, Dinner with Friends, Da,  Night Must Fall, The Millionairess, Is He Dead?, The Mousetrap, The Constant Wife,Hedda Gabler, Enemy of the People, The Heiress, Lend Me a Tenor, Blithe Spirit, Necessary Targets, Anna Karenina, Tartuffe, Holiday Memories, The Trip to Bountiful, Shadowlands.  Potomac Theatre Project:  The Best Man, Crave, Arcadia, Stanley, and Mad Forest.  National Players’ Summer Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing; The Taming of the Shrew.  REGIONAL:  Center Stage:  Twelfth Night;  Everyman Theatre: As Bees in Honey Drown, Nude with Violin, The Price. DC AREA:  Round House Theatre: Charming Billy; Studio Theatre:  Superior Donuts; Rep Stage: God’s Ear, Faith Healer; Shakespeare Theatre Company; Folger Theatre; Theater J; Kennedy Center:  Shear Madness; Washington Stage Guild; MetroStage.  National Players Tour 44: As You Like It, Grapes of Wrath.  FILM:  Jamesy Boy.  TV:  Veep; The Wire.  AUDIOBOOKS:  Potomac Talking Books, Inc. for Library of Congress; Graphic Audio.   EDUCATION:  MFA in Acting, The Catholic University of America, BA in Dramatic Art, Western Maryland College.

Leah Filley (Miranda) National Players Tour 65. Ms. Filley grew up in Melbourne, Australia. She holds a BA degree majoring in Film and Theater Studies from The University of Melbourne and a MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City. As part of the ASDS repertory season she performed in: North of Providence, The Lord is My Shepherd’s Pie (original work) and Top Girls. In Australia she worked extensively in theater as well as in film and commercials. She recently completed a Graduate Apprenticeship at The CRY HAVOC Company where she continues to be a contributing artist. Credits with the CRY HAVOC company include; Party Girl and Snowfall. She has just completed a year of touring with National Players, performing in Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), The Comedy of Errors (Courtesan, Abbess, Merchant) and Odyssey (Circe, Melantho).

Alexander Korman (Ferdinand) National Players Tour 65. Mr. Korman is very excited to return to Olney Theatre Center for The Tempest. Previous credits include, NATIONAL TOUR: National Players Tour 65: Odyssey (Odysseus), Macbeth (Duncan), The Comedy of Errors (Angelo). OFF-BROADWAY: Extant Arts Theater Company: Richard III (Clarence / Richmond); Inwood Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It (Oliver). EDUCATION: BA in Theater from Colgate University.

Ian LeValley (Alonso) National Players Tour 43. Mr. LeValley  is very happy to return to Olney Theatre Center where he was last seen as Charles Darwin in Trumpery. Other Olney Theatre Center credits include Da, Carmen, Holiday, Present Laughter and To Kill a Mockingbird. Recent credits include The Captain in Hemispheric Dysfunctionalism and the Cortical Titanic and Darwin in  Squirrel, Or the origin of a species with 5th Dentist. He has appeared on local stages with many companies including Spooky Action Theater in The Water Engine; The Marionette Effect and Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse with The Kennedy Center; 1984 with Catalyst; Sleeping and Waking with Charter Theatre. Closing Time and A Streetcar Named Desire with Keegan/New Island Project; [sic] and Haroun and the Sea of Stories at Theater Alliance, The Great White Hope, Tom Walker and The Misanthrope at Arena Stage. Stop Kiss and Curse of the Starving Class with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; and Fifteen Rounds with Jackson Pollock at Hyacinth Theatre. He has also worked locally with Actors' Theatre of Washington, The American Century Theater, Consenting Adults, Source, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, and Washington Shakespeare Company where he was a company member from 1997-2000. Ian is a proud member of National Players Tour 43. He wishes to thank his wife and son for their love and support and Tour 43 for making his wife and son possible.

Ryan Mitchell (Caliban) National Players Tour 59. Mr. Mitchell is honored to get the opportunity to work at Olney Theatre Center.  Previous Olney Theatre Center credits include: Tree Boy (Dad, Chris), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Antonio, Thief). NATIONAL PLAYERS: Call of the Wild (Beauty Smith) and Twelfth Night(Toby Belch). REGIONAL: The Pure Theatre: Killer Joe (Chris Smith). DC AREA: Folger Theatre: Henry VIII (Norfolk, Suffolk/US), Twelfth Night (Andrew Aguecheek), Richard III (Ely, Lovell, Ratcliffe/US); No Rules Theatre: Black Comedy (Schuppanzigh); Rorschach Theatre: A Maze (Beeson Earwig); Imagination Stage: How I Became a Pirate (Jacque La-Toe); Classika Theatre: The Fool at the Circus (the Strongman), Puss N’ Boots (King of Coolamaloo); Young Playwright’s Theatre: Heroes and Bullies (Ensemble). EDUCATION: BA in Theatre from the College of Charleston.

Paul Morella  (Antonio) National Players Tour 30. Mr. Morella has previously appeared at Olney Theatre Center in Rancho Mirage, A Christmas Carol, Over the Tavern, Witness for the Prosecution, Opus, Dinner With Friends, A Passion For Justice, The Millionaires, Rabbit Hole, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, The Mousetrap, Private Lives, ‘Art’, Coffee with Richelieu, The Laramie Project, The Rivals, Becket, Broken Glass, M. Butterfly, Monster, Night Must Fall,and The Time of Your Life. Other regional appearances include leading roles at Folger Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, Round House Theatre, MetroStage, Potomac Theatre Project, Theater J, Everyman Theatre, Rep Stage, The Delaware Theatre Company, Two River Theatre, and The Kennedy Center.  Prior roles in plays by Steven Dietz include Reed in Shooting Star at Everyman Theatre, and the title role in Dracula, with the Delaware Theatre Company.

Jacob Mundell (Trinculo) National Players Tour 65. NATIONAL PLAYERS: Macbeth, Odyssey and The Comedy of Errors. REGIONAL credits include: Utah Shakespeare Festival: Titus Andronicus, Mary Stuart; Jewish Ensemble Theatre: The Diary of Anne Frank, Word, I was Just Kidding, Williamstown Theatre Festival: A Doll's House, Two Hundred Feet and Counting, SitStandWalkLieDown, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: Coriolanus, Spoon River Anthology. EDUCATION: Savannah College of Art and Design.

Christopher Richardson (Sebastian) National Players Tour 65. NATIONAL PLAYERS: Macbeth  (Malcolm), Odyssey (Eurylocus), and The Comedy of Errors (Egeon and 2nd Merchant ).  REGIONAL: Virginia Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet (Osric) and The Comedy of Errors (Luce). EDUCATION: B.A. in English and Theatre from The College of William & Mary. In the fall, Mr. Richardson will be joining the year-long acting fellowship at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Adam Turck (Adrian) National Players Tours 65 and 66. Mr. Turck is in awe of the talent assembled for this production, and is appropriately humbled to be included! NATIONAL PLAYERS (Tour 65): Macbeth (The Porter), The Odyssey (Odysseus/ Telemachus), The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Ephesus). REGIONAL: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom/ Demetrius) and Romeo and Juliet (Romeo) with the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sir Henry Baskerville) with Virginia Repertory Theater, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Speed) and The Merchant of Venice (Lorenzo) with the Virginia Shakespeare Festival. Mr. Turck will be become a repeat offender with the Players this coming year, as a proud returning member of Tour 66!

Dan Van Why  (Stephano) National Players Tour 59. OLNEY THEATRE CENTER: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying  (Bud Frump), Grease (Roger), Forever Plaid,Peter Pan, Tree Boy, and Big River. OFF-BROADWAY: National Pastime. DC AREA: The Keegan Theatre: National Pastime (Joe Miller/Rogers) [Helen Hayes Nomination for Supporting Actor], RENT (Ensemble) [Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble], Working, Laughter on the 23rd Floor,The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Imagination Stage: Peter Pan and Wendy; Toby's Dinner Theatre: A Christmas Carol, Annie; Red Branch Theatre: Urinetown; the musical. Mr. Van Why is an alumnus of Olney Theatre Center's National Players 59th annual tour where he performed in Twelfth Night and Call of the Wild; the musical. He is a graduate of Wilkes University.


Mr. Van Why's performance is generously sponsored by David Frankenberger, Jr.

Alan Wade (Gonzalo)  National Players Tours 20 & 23.  Last at Olney Theatre Center as Sgt. Rough in Angel Street (2013).  Among other Olney Theatre Center appearances:  Witness for the Prosecution, Copenhagen, Art, To Kill a Mockingbird, Farragut North, The Laramie Project.  UPCOMING:  The Choir Boys at Studio Theatre, January-February, 2015.  Professor of Theatre at The George Washington University and Interim Director of the university’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.

Craig Wallace (Prospero) National Players Tour 42. OLNEY THEATRE CENTER: A Raisin in the Sun. Shakespeare Theatre Company: Affilated Artist. Numerous productions including  Henry IV part 1 & part 2, The Government Inspector, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Tamburlaine, Edward II. Theater J: Tommy J and Sally ( co-production with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company). Ford’s Theatre: The Laramie Project, Our TownNecessary Sacrifices, Sabrina Fair, Jitney; Round House Theatre: Permanent Collection, Tabletop, The Little Prince; Folger Theatre: The Taming of the Shrew, Cyrano, Much Ado About Nothing,Othello in Othello, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure; Arena Stage: K2, All My Sons, The Great White Hope, Hot-n-Throbbing; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: The Last Orbit of Billy Mars, Our Lady of 121st Street, Starving; Everyman Theatre: Cherry Orchard, The Soul Collector; Signature Theatre: Angels in America, Parts 1&2 (Helen Hayes Award nomination for Part 2); Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Actor’s Theatre of Louisville; Shakespeare Santa Cruz; Hangar Theatre. TRAINING: Howard University: BFA; The Pennsylvania State University: MFA; Royal National Theatre, London.