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2017 August, Shakespear's The Tempest at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden

August 25, 2017: The Santa Fe Botanical Garden launched its inaugural Shakespeare in the Garden program and the production of The Tempest, the play widely known as William Shakespeare’s farewell to the stage.

This resonant performance is produced by Rachel Kelly of Shakespeare in Santa Fe and John Andrews of the Shakespeare Guild in partnership with The Santa Fe Botanical Gardens and directed by Nagle Jackson. Nagle is a renowned dramatic artist who has written several plays and staged scores of others. His work has graced such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Princeton’s McCarter Theatre.

“Creating a new home in Santa Fe for productions of Shakespeare is an exciting privilege for the Botanical Garden, and a further example of the Garden's commitment to presentation of the arts. We appreciate the creative collaboration with Shakespeare in Santa Fe and the Shakespeare Guild as we strive to present annual world-class Shakespeare productions for Santa Fe audiences,” says Santa Fe Botanical Garden CEO, Clayton Bass.

The production is a professional, Equity production and will run through the 31st, excluding August 28. Ticket sales are strong and the public is encouraged to buy their tickets soon. Tickets and information are available at . The Botanical Garden is located at 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505.

The production takes place in the Botanical Garden’s new Berlin Outdoor Amphitheater which is part of their new Ojos y Manos: Eyes and Hands ethnobotanical garden. The garden is alive with crops and plants used by Northern New Mexico cultures throughout history.

Prior to the performances, guests are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy amid the beauty of the Orchard Garden within the Botanical Garden. Gates will open for picnicking at 6:00 pm. No glass containers nor pets (except registered service dogs) are allowed in the Botanical Garden.

The Tempest is performed in the recently opened Ojos Y Manos: Eyes and Hand garden. Both Premium seating (at $35.00) and General Admission seating (at $25.00) is available in the amphitheater. Youth tickets (16 and under) are available for $10. Tickets are sold by section and requests for a specific seat are not available. Tickets are on sale at

Unwind with the Cast – Available only on August 26
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden provides the opportunity to mingle with the actors at the nightly “Unwind with the Cast” receptions that follow the performances. Wine, beer, sparkling water, and snacks are served. Ticket holders for The Tempest can purchase “Unwind with the Cast” passes separately for a $20.00 add-on fee. Persons attending the Unwind with the Cast and Pre-performance reception must be 21 years of age.

Cast – Cast bios and head shots will soon be available at

Victor Talmadge, Prospero
Miranda Lichtman, Miranda
Karl Green, Ariel
Quinn Mander, Caliban
Daniel Cabrara, Ferdinand
Adam Miranda, Alonso
Jennifer Graves, Lady Gonzala
Alexander Shicoff, Sebastian
Hamilton Turner, Antonio
Charles Gamble, Stephano
Kent Kirkpatrick, Trinculu
Nagle Jackson, Director

High resolution images are available. Requests for images: Sarah Spearman, 505 471 9103,

Weather Policy
The performances will hold for rain. However, if inclement weather requires cancellation of the
performance, there are no refunds. If cancellation of a performance is required, the box office will attempt to accommodate attendees at another Tempest performance of their choice but the Botanical Garden cannot guarantee that all requests can be fulfilled.


Media Contacts:
Joanne Hudson
Tel: 505 955 6221

Carlyn Topkin / Matt Sessions
Lou Hammond Group
Tel: 212 891 0214 | 212 891 0228
Email: |

Sarah Spearman
Santa Fe Botanical Garden
Tel: 505 471 9103

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