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. More…
The Tempest is a theatrical “gumbo”, with an intricate blend of usurping villains, youthful romance, music, magic, humor, and conspiracy. In this play, Shakespeare gives us such iconic characters as Ariel, Caliban, and our protagonist Prospero, whose quest for justice leads him to become unjust himself. Prospero’s magical island could be anywhere. The history of Haiti is nothing short of magical: this tiny Caribbean country won its independence by defeating three European superpowers: France, Britain, and Spain, demonstrating the same fighting spirit found in Caliban, and the same longing for freedom as Ariel. 'The Tempest' highlights the dynamics of freedom and captivity, imprisonment and rebellion, authority and tyranny.
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.
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
See it if you love Shakespeare plays in 90 minutes, free theater, inspiring cultural adaptations. Theater that serves its community.
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare.
See it if dynamic production in large public park stage with clever set that required much energy. Actors met the challenge with vigor. Felt magical
Don't see it if you prefer frumpy indoor productions.
See it if You love classic, old plays and hate clichés
Don't see it if You have a hard time understanding shaksperian lanuage or don't like insterestig plots