The Tempest (The Drilling Company) NYC Reviews and Tickets
Enjoyable, Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing, Great singing
About the Show
The Drilling Company presents a free outdoor production of Shakespeare's last play.
When providence and sorcery land a treacherous brother and a king on an enchanted island, the exiled Duke Prospero and his daughter Miranda get a second chance to reclaim their rightful status. In this production of Shakespeare's beloved farewell to the stage, righteous anger gives way to love and forgiveness.
“Raphael brings The Drilling Company’s summer Shakespeare season to a stunning conclusion…Mr. Raphael homes in on the essence and power of Shakespeare’s tale, making it accessible and entertaining…Roger Rathburn is commanding as Prospero…The true magic of this production takes place between Mary Linehan and Bradford B. Frost…Together these two actors create true and honest moments of discovery. Their chemistry is electric. Their skills are sharp and focused.”
“This is a very straightforward, almost CliffNotes interpretation of the play, one which pushes through its various subplots to tell its story efficiently and clearly, glossing over some of the Elizabethan dialogue to make the action easier to follow…Mary Linehan shines as Miranda…She’s matched only by Natalie Smith’s gossamer-light performance as Ariel…Some of the male parts were more problematic. Roger Rathburn’s Prospero proved a bit of a disappointment.”