Shakespeare's The Tempest at Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
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The last date listed for The Tempest was Friday May 29, 2009 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $44.00 - $82.00
- Our Price:
- $17.60 - $50.00
Coming off successful runs in London and Off-Broadway, where it won the 2014 New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Conor McPherson's The Night Alive arrives at Steppenwolf to tell the compelling story of Tommy, a down-on-his-luck Irish bloke who does a good deed that will likely not go unpunished. A slovenly sort who's taken up residence in his uncle's Dublin house, Tommy and his best friend Doc keep busy plotting get-rich-quick schemes, until one night, Tommy rescues a young woman from a violent attack, who he then takes in and begins to care for. Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper are the featured ensemble members, and Irish playwright McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) is an Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee who's famed for his poetic dialogue and richly textured storytelling. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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I'm normally not a fan of avant-garde productions and modern/contemporary interpretations of Shakespeare, but the Steppenwolf did an amazing job.
I highly recommend this production of the Tempest for those looking to stretch their imagination.
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I'm really sorry to say that this was a total bust. The Tempest is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays - and I really enjoy avant-garde productions when they highlight, enhance, and make sense of the complexities of the script. But this was...continued
In Shakespeare’s final work, Prospero is exiled to an enchanted island and his desire for revenge drives him to conjure a mighty storm, trapping his enemies on the island. In Steppenwolf’s first Shakespeare production, ensemble member Tina Landau re-imagines this magical tale of art, freedom and the transformative power of forgiveness.