The Tempest is RECOMMENDED by Time Out New York this week!
...and featured on NY1's Your Weekend Starts Now
"The Mokwha Repertory Company from Seoul, Korea, will only be playing Taesuck Oh’s adaptation of The Tempest until Sunday, November 23. The last time the director, playwright, and company founder was at La Mama was over 35 years ago—which may make seeing this refreshing, shortened version of Shakespeare’s play (it’s 90 minutes) something of an imperative. Oh is one of Korea’s leading theatre artists, and his productions have won awards and honors around the world—including a 2011 Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh International Arts Festival....There is a purity to this production no one should have wait almost forty years to see again on the New York stage."
- Stage Voices
"Mia Yoo has designed a series of programs titled LaMama Earth as a kind of response to Hurricane Sandy and our growing awareness of the power of, well, Mama Earth. This is an important production to have in the lineup. And more so than any Western production has the capability of, we are made aware of nature's hold on humanity. This Tempest is populated with a menagerie of animals with spirited, mischievous tendencies. What a wonderful thought to bring this obvious addition to Prospero’s magic island. They sing of the natural world and the errors of its abandonment. Along with Prospero’s final (and nearly only intact Shakespearean line) “let your indulgence set me free” we are told that whenever we are troubled, know there is a gentle breeze coming. The tempestuous winds that can harm in hellish ways will ease and subside into cooler, calmer times."
Keith Paul Medelis, Theatre Is Easy
La MaMa presentsMokwha Repertory Company's
part of TEMPEST 3: The Tide is RisingAdapted and directed by Tae-Suk Oh
November 20th - 23rd, 2014
FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Running Time: 90 minutes
The Ellen Stewart Theater
66 East 4th Street
(Between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $30 Adults; $25 Students/Seniors; All 10@$10 Tickets are sold out!
For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE