Venue Details

268 Star Starred
Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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"The Tempest"
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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.

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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.

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4 reviews
11 stars
attended May 25 2007

Exceptional actors; only complaint was that dialog was a little hard to hear at times.

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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.”

Description

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

Authors Angela Flournoy, Marcus Guillory & Margo Jefferson <em>We Wear the Masks</em> Forrest Gander and Javier Zamora: O. B. Hardison Poetry Series The 37th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Authors Nathaniel Rich & Kate Walbert <em>As You Like It</em> <em>The Displaced</em> Monster Jam <em>Treasure Island</em> AMSOIL Arenacross