A remix of Shakespeare’s The Tempest in reflection with the last line of the poem
on the statue of liberty, “Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my
lamp beside the golden door!” While honoring the language and magic of the
original play, this remix will lift up the themes of colonization and euro-supremacy
immanent in the text.
After seven years of thriving in New York City, Hiro is returning to her Kentucky hometown, determined to stop her younger sister’s wedding. Armed only with anti-anxiety pills and the baggage of her dysfunctional upbringing, Hiro confronts forgotten friends, former flames, the family she fled and the fragile assumptions that hold her life together.