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From the Lantern Archives: THE TEMPEST

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles McMahon

"Delightful!" -Talkin' Broadway

With poetry that brings the roiling sea to heel, THE TEMPEST examines what happens when one ruler is exiled, his successor washed up on shore, and both must choose between conflict and reconciliation. Can old grievances lead to new hope or are we compelled to repeat our past sins? In the great comic fable of his artistic maturity, Shakespeare explores how the choices we make lead to unexpected consequences. Power becomes magic. Exile leads to revenge. Love paves a path to reconciliation, and poetry triumphs over all.

THE TEMPEST is part of Plays from the Lantern Archives, a new series celebrating some of the finest productions from recent Lantern seasons, brought vividly back to life on screen. This performance was professionally filmed with a live theater audience in April 2018.


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May 4 - May 30, 2021
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