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RLT’s Teen Production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest Is Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On

Currently entering its fifth season, Public Works is a major initiative of New York’s Public Theater. It was formed specifically to engage the diverse people of the city with the theatrical process. In collaboration with local civic organizations, Public Works founder and resident director Lear deBessonet seeks to blur the line between professional artists and… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet will present Robert Weiss' "dance meditation," inspired by Paul Moravec's 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning score, Tempest Fantasy, on March 3-6, 12, 13, 19, and 20 in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh

Tempest Fantasy Continues Carolina Ballet’s Shakespeare Theme March 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20

Carolina Ballet artistic director and choreographer Robert Weiss has created a Shakespearean theme this year to honor William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death on April 23, 1616; and the latest ballet showcases another of The Bard of Avon’s great plays: The Tempest. Accompanying the nod to the master’s Tempest is a new… Read More ›

The Aquila Theatre cast for a previous production of "The Tempest" included (from left) Calder Shilling, Michael Ring (who plays Antonio/Stephano on tour), Lizzy Dive, James Lavender (who plays Prospero on tour), and Kali Hughes (photo by Richard Termine)

Desiree Sanchez’s Bold, Beautiful Interpretation of “The Tempest” Explores Brave New Worlds Feb. 27th

The critically acclaimed Aquila Theatre of New York City will present its artistic director Desiree Sanchez’s bold and beautiful interpretation of The Tempest, a revenge fantasy that many scholars consider to be he valedictory drama by English playwright and poet William Shakespeare (1564-1616), at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27th, in the Titmus Theatre in… Read More ›

Carter (left) manipulates the doll Trinculo and the bottle Stephano, while Randolph Curtis Rand as Prospero secretly spies on the drunk conspirators (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Burning Coal’s “(Three Man) Tempest” Is Ingenious and Audacious, But Only Partially Successful

The current Burning Coal Theatre Company presentation of (Three Man) Tempest — adapted and directed by Brooklyn, NY actor, director, and playwright Randolph Curtis Rand, is an ingenious and audacious, but only partially successful 90-minute condensation of legendary English poet and playwright William Shakespeare’s valedictory 1610-11 play. The main problem is, how a cast of… Read More ›

PlayMakers Rep Makes a Splash with “The Tempest”

To misquote the hit ABC comedy, “Modern Family,” “Excuse me, [Julie Fishell ] could play Batman and be the right choice.” A great strength in the current PlayMakers Repertory Company production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest lies in the gender-blind casting of the sorcerer Prospero. With a mop of brilliant white hair and goatee, a… Read More ›