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.
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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.