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.
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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.
<p>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.</p>