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The Tempest (No Name Collective)

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Confusing, Funny, Clever, Delightful

About the show

This fast-paced, ensemble driven production of "The Tempest" from No Name Collective is a physically focused exploration of what it means to be in between one’s nightmare, and one’s greatest desire.

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From the show:
No Name Collective presents Shakespeare’s classic The Tempest as their 2019 summer production. Co-Directed by Tessa Barlow-Ochshorn and Allison Houser, this production opens for a two week run on August 1st at the Gallery Space at Access Theatre.  

This fast-paced, ensemble driven production of The Tempest is a physically focused exploration of what it means to be in between one’s nightmare, and one’s greatest desire. Set on an island strewn with cultural touchstones and nostalgia, the play will investigate each character’s internal tempest. How do we build a satisfying life? How do we communicate after isolation? How can we forgive? Using music, movement, and joyful interpretation of text, this Tempest seeks to explore these questions and more.


Member Reviews (11)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Confusing, Funny, Clever, Delightful
74
Avg Score

80
Political, Selective, Physical, Smart

See it if you’d like a physical rendering of the Bard’s great farewell to theater that has points to make—non-didactically—about colonialism.

Don't see it if “The Tempest” for you is not “The Tempest” unless Prospero gets to deliver his full valedictory speeches.

Also This is the 3rd production I have seen of “The Tempest” this summer, y... Read more Read less

73
Great choreography, Innovative, Entertaining

See it if you want to see Allison Houser's and Tessa Barlow-Ochshorn's innovative vision on stage and enjoy Shakespeare with some modern twist

Don't see it if you need polished Shakespearean actors and a venue without site problems

Also Houser's and Ochshorn's choreography is wonderful and this abridged ve... Read more Read less

70
Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You like 90s music and Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist

70
Good storm choreography, Tempest in a bathtub

See it if You like Shakespeare in any shape or form & want to support small companies & inexperienced actors. Amusing version, but not expertly done.

Don't see it if you dislike small companies, & want your Shakespeare fully baked, expertly cast & w 16th century music, not rock & popular music.

Also Good storm choreography. ... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You don’t have any plan and just want to see some Shakespeare

Don't see it if You want to see a serious adaptation

71
Indulgent, Confusing, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You have read and enjoyed Shakespeare’s “Tempest.” If you did not you will not likely be able to follow this version.

Don't see it if You expect a close -to -Shakespeare rendition.

79
Refreshing, Entertaining, Confusing, Funny

See it if you want to be immersed in a different "Tempest",performed by passionate young actors on a minimalist stage, at the sound of grt rock music.

Don't see it if If you are not familiar with Shakespeare's Tempest, you will not be able to understand this version,especially at the very beginning.

Also Given the age of the actors and the great... Read more Read less

81
Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You can enjoy fresh fun interpretations of Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You are completely unfamiliar with Shakespeare's language.

70
Quirky, Great acting

See it if You love Shakespeare and would like to see a different production set to modern day music

Don't see it if You are not interested in Shakespeare

88
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you like a reworking of Shakespeare with contemporary music thrown in. You like decent acting.

Don't see it if You don't like small bare bones productions. However they do a lot with what they have and the sound and lights are excellent.

58
Cliched, Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if you want to see mini production

Don't see it if you are looking for a real production


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