Overview

By William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Aaron Posner & Teller
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Adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn & Teller fame), an unforgettable reimagining of Shakespeare’s most enchanting romance features haunting music from the catalog of iconic songwriter Tom Waits and mind-bending moves from Pilobolus, as well as astonishing feats of magic. Arriving just in time for the holiday season, the dazzling production—a smash hit in Boston, Chicago, and Las Vegas—“awakens in the audience a sense of pleasurable, almost childlike wonder,” says The New York Times. “Enormously entertaining,” raves the Chicago Tribune.

The Tempest is produced in collaboration with Folger Theatre.

Middle and High School Teachers: Bring The Tempest into your classroom! A  Virtual Student Matinee Performance of our production may be viewed on demand in your classroom. Click here for more information.

“Enchanting [and] exhilarating"
-The Washington Post
“A world of wonder … full of sensory richness and delight.”
 
-The Washington Post
"A feast for the eyes and ears, and more than the sum of its exceptional parts"
-DC Theater Arts
"A spectacle that demands to be seen" 
-Talkin' Broadway
"Theatrical powerhouses both on and off the stage.... Riveting"
-Broadway World
The Tempest "dazzles with jaw-dropping magic and seductive music."
-Washington City Paper
"It's hard to imagine a better version of The Tempest than this production that positively vibrates with talent."
-Metro Weekly

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Eric Hissom (Prospero) and Nate Dendy (Ariel) in THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman.
Eric Hissom (Prospero) and Nate Dendy (Ariel) in THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman.
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Eric Hissom (Prospero) and Nate Dendy (Ariel) in THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman.
Eric Hissom (Prospero) and Nate Dendy (Ariel) in THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman.
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Ro Boddie (Ferdinand), Eric Hissom (Prospero), and Megan Graves (Miranda) in THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman.
Ro Boddie (Ferdinand), Eric Hissom (Prospero), and Megan Graves (Miranda) in THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman.
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Kevin Mambo (Sebastian), Cody Nickell (Antonio), Kenyatta Rogers (Alonso), and Naomi Jacobson (Gonzala) in THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman.
Kevin Mambo (Sebastian), Cody Nickell (Antonio), Kenyatta Rogers (Alonso), and Naomi Jacobson (Gonzala) in THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman.
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The cast of THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman.
The cast of THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman.
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Richard R. Henry (Trinculo) and Kate Eastwood Norris (Stephano) in THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman.
Richard R. Henry (Trinculo) and Kate Eastwood Norris (Stephano) in THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman.
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Ryan Sellers and Hassiem Muhammad (Caliban) in THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman.
Ryan Sellers and Hassiem Muhammad (Caliban) in THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman.
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Nate Dendy (Ariel), Megan Graves (Miranda), and Eric Hissom (Prospero) in THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman
Nate Dendy (Ariel), Megan Graves (Miranda), and Eric Hissom (Prospero) in THE TEMPEST. Photo by Scott Suchman
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