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The Tempest (Smith Street Stage)

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining

About the show

Smith Street Stage presents a free outdoor mounting of Shakespeare's swan song, a darkly comic story of magic, romance, revenge, and forgiveness. More…

'The Tempest' is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, his machinations bring about redemption, marriage, and truth. Smith Street Stage's seventh annual Shakespeare in Carroll Park production is free to the public.

Member Reviews (6)


Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining
Avg Score

Great use of outdoor space, Well spoken, Several great performances, Sometimes magical, Summer evening well spent

See it if you like your Shakespeare free, well spoken, & without pretense. Pull up a picnic table & feast while you enjoy. A summer evening well spent

Don't see it if you are distracted by garbage trucks, ambulances & other city noise that is constantly intrusive

Fun, Outdoors, Energetic, Cool use of the space

See it if You want a fun, entertaining evening outdoors in a quirky space that the cast makes inventive use of. Take a picnic and or your kids.

Don't see it if A non-traditional space with no raised stage and uncomfortably rickety metal seats would spoil your evening.

Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Family friendly

See it if You want to see a great production done that's not the most common Shakespeare to be performed.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or Brooklyn is far for you.

Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if You like outdoor theatre, you enjoy a New York experience, you like creatively staged Shakespeare, you like original music!

Don't see it if You hate distractions during a performance, you hate classic language, you do t like children.

Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if like straight-forward, compelling productions of Shakespeare, enjoy outdoor theatre, are on a budget (it's free!).

Don't see it if you're distracted by playground/street noises, are looking for something somber, can't imagine Shakespeare with gender-fluid casting.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Resonant

See it if A great night out.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare

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