Seven actors stand around a circle of swirling colors—blue, gold and white painted in the middle of the stage. Interspersed among them are twice as many children. Most of the younger players look withdrawn. Many appear disabled, intellectually or physically. One girl, about 12 years old, sits quietly in an electric wheelchair. The professional cast take turns, enticing their young charges into the center of the colorful “island,” where they play simple games—practicing facial expressions and chanting words—all based on emotional scenes from Shakespeare's play The Tempest.