By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tom Prewitt
MUST CLOSE JULY 1
Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two
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2700 South Lang Street
Arlington, VA 22206
Shakespeare’s classic comedy—the only play he set in the New World—is filled with young love, dazzling magic, cross-cultural strife, and ultimately forgiveness. In Avant Bard’s offbeat update, The Tempest tells a story of refugees and exiles that asks, “How can we all get along on this island Earth?”
“Delicious theatrical magic! A feast for the eyes! Playful and illuminating!
“Do you have a friend or spouse or co-worker who complains ‘Oh, God, Shakespeare is so [insert disparaging remark here]!’ Take my advice and coax them along to Gunston II for what will prove to be a whimsical two hours that breeze along and makes this complex play clear and engaging from prologue to epilogue.” —Jeffrey Walker, DC Theatre Scene
Running time: Two hours, plus a 10-minute intermission.
Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Avant Bard shows are always affordable. General admission is just $30 on Friday; $35 on Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees. Thursdays and Saturday matinees are Pay What You Will, which means you can name your ticket price, any price, at the door (and you can reserve a Pay What You Will ticket online in advance with a $10 minimum).
“A luminous staging of the bard’s magical tale! Essential viewing for those in need of a braver, kinder world!”
—Nora Dick, Maryland Theatre Guide
CLICK to listen to music composed by Andrew Bellware for Avant Bard’s The Tempest.
Special offer from our good friends at nearby Delia’s (2931 South Glebe Road, Arlington, VA): mention “Avant Bard” or “The Tempest” through July 1 and receive 10% percent off your bill.
CLICK to see Who’s Who in The Tempest: The cast and creative team who are conjuring this magical love fest.
CLICK to read “Love and Magic in The Tempest and Real Life” The young lovers in Shakespeare’s The Tempest fall in love instantly as if by magic. Is such a thing possible in real life? SOPHIA HOWES looks at the play, the history of love magic, the biology of romance…and speed-dating.