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The Tempest (CTH)

The Tempest (CTH) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(7 Reviews)
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Great acting, Enchanting, Refreshing, Ambitious, Absorbing

About the Show

Free to the public, Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of Shakespeare's late romance is set on the island of Hispaniola, home to the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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Enchanting, Refreshing, Great staging, Spirited

See it if you want to see free Shakespeare in the Park but can't wait all day in line at the Delacorte - this was a high-quality production.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the bard.

Refreshing, Resonant, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if An intelligent enchanting take on Shakespeare's play with powerful and witty performances and music. A healing experience. Graceful.

Don't see it if If a slightly storybook approach to this play bothers you, this may not be for you

Critic Reviews (3)

July 7th, 2015

"This is a beautiful yet uneven production, parts of which just don’t work. But it’s ambitious; studded with bits of French, Spanish and Creole; and enlivened by music and a smattering of dance that will make you wish for more. What’s good in it is enough to make it an energizing experience on a balmy summer night."
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July 6th, 2015

"Mixed-bag performances and a patchy sound system nag...Vibrant, if overflowing, vision that packs a lot of ideas into a streamlined 100 minutes. Cofield has called the play 'a theatrical gumbo.' Not every ingredient is edible."
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July 8th, 2015

"The production has distractions, including a few weak cast members. In adapting the text, the creative team has skewed the play's pacing; some longer expository scenes could have been tightened up. The sound is also managed so that actors' microphones often pick up mid-sentence. These minor qualms aside, 'The Tempest' is such stuff as dreams are made on--an open-throated, resonant production by an upstart theatre company, reminding us not to take freedom for granted."
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