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November 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 22, 2020
An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 23, 2020
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DIRECTED BY JULIE HERBER
LIVE on Youtube*
Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm
Sundays at 3pm
ABOUT THIS SHOW:
Directed by MET Associate Artistic Director Julie Herber, this production of The Tempest reimagines the show with a cast of eleven in a manner that is safe for performers and audiences alike, placing the sorcerer Prospero in isolation with the sprite Ariel performing live in an empty theatre, as a storm of scenes and external characters surround them on a series of screens that fill the space. Audiences will be able to safely join Prospero for multiple performances streamed live online this coming November.
William Shakespeare’s The Tempest tells the story of Prospero, the sorcerer and usurped Duke of Milan who was betrayed by his brother Antonio and left in isolation on a distant island. With the help of his sprite Ariel, Prospero creates a tempest of his own to bring his brother, a shipwrecked crew, and the King of Naples to the island to exact his revenge. Meanwhile, Prospero’s daughter Miranda discovers and falls in love with Ferdinand, the son of the King.
*Once tickets are purchased you will be sent a super-secret link to watch the show prior to the performance of your choosing.