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Teller Works His Magic In Production Of 'The Tempest'

Teller's production of "The Tempest" incorporates many of his own interests as a magician and illusionist. (Geri Kodey/The Smith Center)
Teller's production of "The Tempest" incorporates many of his own interests as a magician and illusionist. (Geri Kodey/The Smith Center)

For the past few years, Teller — the usually silent half of the Las Vegas illusion duo Penn & Teller — has been conjuring an ambitious theatrical collaboration.

It’s a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s fantasy “The Tempest,” with a live band, acrobatic choreography and hefty doses of magic.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, WBUR’s Andrea Shea dropped by rehearsal at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge to find out more.

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