Part of the Public Theater's free Shakespeare in the Park, Sam Waterston stars in 'The Tempest,' The Bard’s classic tale of young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. More…
Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne so he can settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.”
See it if you really have nothing better to do. And you want to get drunk in the park and laugh at how bad this is.
Don't see it if you have little time to see a good show. or you have options to see pretty much anything else.
See it if you enjoy watching (not well produced) Shakespeare in Central Park; live music worked will with the script; JTF was a standout
Don't see it if you've seen TEMPEST done well previously; you expect to see good direction; overall, actors were underutilized by lack of poor direction
See it if you've ever seen a great shakespeare production--otherwise you might never try another. JTF great in comic relief, the only bright spot.
Don't see it if you've ever seen a great shakespeare production--it will seem that much worse by comparison. Lifeless. Dead. Supposed to be the TEMPEST!