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 want to see a Shakespeare staple & enjoy watching interesting characters.
Don't see it if you expect a quality performance by Sam Waterston or are unfamiliar with Shakespeare or even more particularly, this specific plot.
See it if As Prospero, Sam Waterston (TV's Law&Order) seems like a good choice. Sadly, he thought he was Polonius (from Hamlet) & lacked the magic.
Don't see it if If U don't like rapid weather changes or risking the threat of a rainout then beware outdoor theater. Skip if standing in line 4 tix grates?
See it if you love Shakespeare! I thought the entire cast was wonderful, except for (sadly) Sam Waterston, who did some weird line readings.
Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare and outdoor theatre.
See it if You love Shakespeare and enjoy Public Theatre productions
Don't see it if You don't care for Shakespeare and find following the multiple characters and busy dialogue tedious
See it if You love Sam Waterston's acting. You haven't seen a really good production of The Tempest like the one starring Christopher Plummer.
Don't see it if You are a fan of The Tempest, and have seen good productions of this play. Waterston was so BORING! The whole production was lackluster.
See it if you enjoy Shakespeare or are a fan of the fantastic actors who play the leading roles.
Don't see it if you fall asleep at the thought of Shakespeare because you will most definitely fall asleep.
See it if you want something fantastical and mystical and funny and cool. See it if you want to ponder the concept of the "other" and class relations
Don't see it if you don't like the genre of fantasy or Shakespeare.