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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
See it if Not sure what to say here.
Don't see it if You see a lot of Shakespeare. There will always be good and bad renditions. This unfortunately was the latter.
Also Maybe it was just the day/performance I saw. Just not enjoyable.