"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
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 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.