Part of the Public Theater's free Shakespeare in the Park, Sam Waterston stars in 'The Tempest,' The Bard’s classic tale of young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. More…
Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne so he can settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.”
See it if You like Shakespeare and want to attend a fun outdoor theater event.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of Shakespeare. He's not my cup of tea, but some productions are still able to hold my attention; this isn't one.
See it if you want to see a Shakespeare staple & enjoy watching interesting characters.
Don't see it if you expect a quality performance by Sam Waterston or are unfamiliar with Shakespeare or even more particularly, this specific plot.
See it if As Prospero, Sam Waterston (TV's Law&Order) seems like a good choice. Sadly, he thought he was Polonius (from Hamlet) & lacked the magic.
Don't see it if If U don't like rapid weather changes or risking the threat of a rainout then beware outdoor theater. Skip if standing in line 4 tix grates?
See it if you really have nothing better to do. And you want to get drunk in the park and laugh at how bad this is.
Don't see it if you have little time to see a good show. or you have options to see pretty much anything else.
See it if you love Shakespeare! I thought the entire cast was wonderful, except for (sadly) Sam Waterston, who did some weird line readings.
Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare and outdoor theatre.
See it if you'd like a lovely night under the stars in Central Park.
Don't see it if you find Shakespeare a little dull unless it's done really, really well.
See it if You like Shakespeare and it's free.
Don't see it if you haven't read/seen the play beforehand to have a full understanding of what's going on.
See it if you enjoy watching (not well produced) Shakespeare in Central Park; live music worked will with the script; JTF was a standout
Don't see it if you've seen TEMPEST done well previously; you expect to see good direction; overall, actors were underutilized by lack of poor direction
See it if You love Shakespeare and enjoy Public Theatre productions
Don't see it if You don't care for Shakespeare and find following the multiple characters and busy dialogue tedious
See it if You love Sam Waterston's acting. You haven't seen a really good production of The Tempest like the one starring Christopher Plummer.
Don't see it if You are a fan of The Tempest, and have seen good productions of this play. Waterston was so BORING! The whole production was lackluster.
See it if you enjoy Shakespeare or are a fan of the fantastic actors who play the leading roles.
Don't see it if you fall asleep at the thought of Shakespeare because you will most definitely fall asleep.
See it if you've ever seen a great shakespeare production--otherwise you might never try another. JTF great in comic relief, the only bright spot.
Don't see it if you've ever seen a great shakespeare production--it will seem that much worse by comparison. Lifeless. Dead. Supposed to be the TEMPEST!
See it if you like classic Shakespeare plays that do not push boundaries or modernize Shakespeare, or if you have read the play
Don't see it if you have not read the play or are unfamiliar with much of Shakespeare's work, as it is quite dense