Event Review: Tempest
Shakespeare's The Tempest
Directed by Benjamin S. Kutschied
Presented in collaboration with Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Outdoor performances will be held at Matthews Park (corner of 27th Ave S. and East 25th St.) in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis.
Saturday, July 28th (6pm)
Sunday, July 29th (2pm)
Saturday, August 4th (6pm)
Sunday, August 5th (2pm)
Saturday, August 11th (6pm)
Sunday, August 12th (2pm)
Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, has spent the past twelve years marooned on an enchanted island perfecting the magical arts. His only companions have been his daughter, a spirit called Ariel, and the native islander he has enslaved. Still hungry for revenge against those who betrayed him, the powerful sorcerer summons a storm that shipwrecks his enemies on the island's shore, leaving them poised for a final confrontation. In what is widely believed to be his final play, Shakespeare conjures his own tempest of spirits, villains, drunks, and nobility to tell a powerful and comedic story of revenge, forgiveness, and love.
This event is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket, picnic basket, and your friends and family, and enjoy some live theatre under the open sky!
On Monday nights at 7:00 p.m., they start to trickle in, sometimes just a handful, sometimes 20 or 30 of them. They smile and greet each other, or introduce themselves as if it's their first time. In a flash, balls, clubs, and rings are flying. And for the next two hours, in a gymnasium shared by the Matthews Park Center and Seward School, the Minnesota Neverthriving have fun honing their craft. So, you ask, what on earth is a "neverthriving"? It is the descriptive term for a group of... More »
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