The Tempest (St. Ann’s Warehouse, 2017) OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    January 13, 2017
    Closing:
    February 19, 2017

    Theater: St. Ann's Warehouse / 45 Water Street, New York, NY, 11201

    Synopsis: 

    The Donmar Warehouse returns to St. Ann’s with The Tempest, the third and final production of Phyllida Lloyd’s revelatory all-female Shakespeare Trilogy set in a women’s prison and featuring Harriet Walter, “one of the best Shakespeareans alive” (The Guardian), as Prospero.

    St. Ann’s has been a proud home for the trilogy which has ignited a cultural and social conversation about gender, equality and aspiration on both sides of the Atlantic, as it empowers women to play Shakespearean roles normally reserved for men. The Tempest will be presented with a comprehensive education program for New York City youth in the juvenile justice system and underserved young women (5 weeks, January 13 – February 19).

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Tempest (St. Ann’s Warehouse, 2017)

    In 'The Tempest,' Liberation and Exhilaration

    Ben Brantley

    January 18, 2017: There’s freedom within captivity in the exhilarating production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest that is wreaking poetic havoc with an all-female cast at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn through Feb. 19. I’m talking about the giddy liberation that comes from being caught up in a collective fantasy that makes you forget how small your existence can feel. That may seem to you a fair definition of theater — or, for that matter, life itself. But for the participants in this particular rendering of Shakespeare’s great valedictory romance, the concept takes on a more literal meaning.

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