Venue Details

250 Star Starred
Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
Venue website Get directions
48 events
36 reviews
38 stars
Consort's CD's available for sale.
star this tip starred
48 events
36 reviews
38 stars
Union Station Metro is about 5 blocks away, and there seemed to be on-street parking.
star this tip starred
View all 304 tips

Reviews & Ratings

"The Tempest"
34 ratings
4.0 average rating
  • 8
  • 20
  • 5
  • 0
  • 1
14 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended May 17 2007

Beautiful venue, great show, good acting, very reasonable price for the tickets - I couldn't ask for a better evening. We took a picnic and ate on the Mall before the show. The Metro is very close.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended May 26 2007

Great time out for the money spent. The Folger's theater was a great atmosphere. My girlfriend was impressed with my creativity. The acting and costumes were great. Great time out.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
79 events
10 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 06 2007

Very well done but not what I expected compared to I guess world-class actors (Derek Jacobi, Lyn Redgrave). Lacked, in my mind, the beauty of sound and delivery that many sections of text call for. Some actors lacked clarity of diction or variety...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 12 Reviews
More Information

Quotes & Highlights

Selecting The Tempest as one of the three most promising plays of the spring season, The Washington Post called 2007 Helen Hayes Award-winning director Aaron Posner a “savvy director [who] can add all manner of lovely and imaginative embroidery to the work of Shakespeare,” and went on to say Posner’s work is “routinely is an intriguing event.”


This was Shakespeare’s last comedy, written in 1611; shortly afterward he left London to retire to his birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Many believe that The Tempest was his farewell to his art. Regardless of his intent, The Tempest, with its wonderful comedy and mature poetry is a magnificent final curtain.

Join Prospero on this fantasy isle inhabited only by his daughter and an abundance of airy and earthy spirits. A great storm which brings a ship crashing onto the tiny island begins a story filled with love, intrigue, betrayal, and folly.

The Cast:

Michael Stewart Allen, Marybeth Fritzky, Michael Rudko, Jefferson A. Russell, Todd Scofield, Mikaal Sulaiman, David Emerson Toney, Erin Weaver, and Jim Zidar

About the Ticket Supplier: Folger Theatre

Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts.

The Folger’s Elizabethan Theatre, modeled after the innyard theatres popular in Shakespeare’s day, hosts more than 40,000 audience members each year. It presents a full calendar of performances and programs, from the Helen Hayes Award-winning Folger Theatre productions and Folger Poetry readings to early music concerts by the Folger Consort and family activitie.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.