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
"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."
"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."
"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."