Already closed | Midtown W

The Tempest (The Drilling Company)

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Enjoyable, Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing, Great singing

About the show

The Drilling Company presents a free outdoor production of Shakespeare's last play. More…

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.

Already closed | Bryant Park (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (2)


Enjoyable, Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing, Great singing
Avg Score

Disappointing, Great singing, Great writing, Romantic

See it if It's free Shakespeare outdoors. You like Shakespeare's songs and fools.

Don't see it if You're expecting anything as lavish as the Public's production or a full-blown 220-minute Shakespeare production.

Also (I saw the second performance) A breakneck edit that mostly kept the m... Read more Read less

Enjoyable, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if enjoy outdoor performance that requires some compromise but captures the gist of the story and manages some flourish.

Don't see it if outdoor performance in a busy midtown park is too distracting, especially when sound system is inadequate.

September 3rd, 2017
“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 ...
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August 26th, 2017
“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 o...
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