by Peter Feher
Shakespeare in the park got an update over the weekend when the musicians of the Cleveland Chamber Collective partnered with Inlet Dance Theatre for a modern take on The Tempest. The collaborative result, Caliban Ascendant, premiered to an enthusiastic audience at Cain Park’s Evans Amphitheater on August 29.
The story was kept simple, though the performances were anything but. Ty Alan Emerson — who composed the score, adapted the story with friend and colleague Joshua Legg, and conducted Sunday’s premiere — didn’t skimp on the musical demands.