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Idaho Shakespeare Festival opens ‘The Tempest’ this weekend

A ‘Tempest’ brews at Idaho Shakespeare Festival

The Bard’s last play, “The Tempest,” is chock-full of spells, illusion, intrigue, romance and revenge. Yes, it’s a comedy — of sorts. Prospero (David Anthony Smith) uses magic to bring his enemies to the island where the deposed duke is banished, to get even for his plight. He intends to make his daughter, Miranda (Katie Willmorth), a pawn to achieve his ends, but it backfires and love overrules.

Video: Actor J. Todd Adams talks about his role of Caliban in “The Tempest.”

8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, June 5 to July 24. ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $18-$44 general. 336-9221, Details, 26