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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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