Already closed | 1h 45m | Brooklyn

The Tempest (Gallery Players)

From 19 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky, Great acting, Delightful

About the show

Gallery Players presents Shakespeare’s classic, "The Tempest," a timeless tale of young love, old enemies, and the magic of storytelling. More…

From the show:

Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, unleashes a storm to shipwreck his traitor brother Antonio and the complicit Queen Alonsa of Naples, causing them to believe they are marooned on the island. Wanting to protect his daughter Miranda, and plotting to seek revenge using illusion and skillful manipulation, Prospero’s machinations ultimately bring about revelations, redemption, and newfound love.

1h 45m | Already closed | Gallery Players (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (19)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky, Great acting, Delightful
77
Avg Score

74
Ambitious, Edgy, Well staged, Intelligent, Slow

See it if Streamlined, inclusive & gender neutral this Tempest emphasizes the rustic comedy/Caliban section over the aging, circumspect Prospero

Don't see it if Text & vocals take a back seat to Palmer's busy, showy staging despite non-existent set Fine principals but Cuskern's Prospero carries show

82
Smart, Clear arc, Some strong performances, Shoestring production

See it if you love the play & would like to see a fairly complete version.

Don't see it if you are looking for a blockbuster production.

Also There are few plays I know better or love more than “The Tempest.” I f... Read more Read less

75
Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a truly community theatre play w/actors of all ages, genders, physical abilities & proficiency w/Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You want a cast that's equally adept at Shakespearean verse. You prefer plays w/bigger production values. You don't want to trek to Brooklyn

Also This production was designed to support the Gallery Players children's... Read more Read less

82
Refreshing, Quirky, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you would enjoy a fresh version of the Bard's play that sticks closely to the script but updates the set and characters. Fine use of space.

Don't see it if you expect an original presentation or an elaborate staging - here the actors and young chorus bring the story alive on a nearly bare stage.

90
Great staging, Profound, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like Shakespeare. GP delivers a great production with a diverse cast.

Don't see it if You are hard of hearing. They don't use amplification.

80
Quirky, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Gallery players did not disappoint once again. This is the second Shakespeare play I hav seen here. Very enjoyable

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of Shakespeare or enjoy elaborate productions

70
Good prospero and caliban, Confused interpretation

See it if You love Shakespeare in any way shape or form, like community theater and don't mind acting ability that runs the gamut from fair to good.

Don't see it if you'd mind changes to the sex of Shakespeare's characters, females in place of male characters and other switches as well.

Also I love the Tempest but this was certainly not the best interpretation ... Read more Read less

70
Quirky, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if You are Shakespeare fans. A research or reading before the show should help better understanding and enjoying the show.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or are not interested in the story.

90
Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you enjoy a play with great actors ;kudos to Griffin Sharps as Caliban;great singing, wonderful kids in the chorus:a novelty in a Skspr play

Don't see it if you feel the set is too bare even if Skspr would have never used any scenery to depict the island.

Also Prospero, fleeing injustice and corruption,... Read more Read less

59
Overrated, Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if if you like a different take on Shakespeare

Don't see it if if you are a purist with Shakespeare skip it

83
Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like to see a new take on a classic. You are willing to see a familiar play in a different way. The acting and singing are delightful.

Don't see it if You expect Shakespeare plays to be done in a set way. You don't like Shakespearean language.

70
Confusing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You like performances with a large cast with a story line that makes you use your imagination.

Don't see it if If you prefer to see a show with a more straight forward story line.

80
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy the reversal of gender roles, want a diverse cast, and like having the actors incorporating the aisles and seating into the show.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy child actors or do not want to see an LGBT representation of a classic work. Warning for flashing lights at the beginning.

Also I feel as though some things worked phenomenally well in this show, wh... Read more Read less

68
Disappointing, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You do not mind a show where they take liberties on the source material and where the acting is not all first rate. You like immersive shows

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist or you want the actors to have inflection in their voices. You prefer shows with a high budget

75
Ambitious, Great singing, Quirky, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if You already know the play well and would enjoy the twists of unusual casting including some gender role adjustments. Limited set and props.

Don't see it if You don't already know the play well enough to follow past the challenges hearing some of the actors who did not project their voices well.

80
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You would like to see another Shakespeare play done on a smaller scale. Nice to see a diverse cast. Domenic did incredible job as Prospero

Don't see it if You have hearing problems. Some dialogue was inaudible. You need a big venue to enjoy a show

55
Great staging, Romantic, Slow, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if You like Shakespeare and decent direction.

Don't see it if Excessive pauses aren’t your thing.

Also The production is decently directed and most of the main cast holds th... Read more Read less

100
Enchanting, Ambitious, Edgy, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love good theater with local talent and a unique take on classic Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You need big production values and traditional Shakespeare.

100
Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if It both modernizes Shakespeare and it returns to the original entertaining nature of how Shakespeare was originally performed.

Don't see it if You are not open to a progressive presentation


July 23rd, 2019
"Not sufficiently gripping or consistently crystal-clear...What does stand out about this production, though, is the Gallery Players' vibrant commitment to inclusive casting...This 'Tempest' asks us to share Miranda's vision of a world where those differences no longer alienate us."
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