Monday, August 25, 2014

TEMPEST 3: The Tide is Rising


The centerpiece of La MaMa's 53rd Season: LA MAMA EARTH will be Tempest 3: The Tide is Rising comprised of three very diverse productions of Shakespeare's final play, each from a unique perspective:

October 2 -November 2, 2014
TEMPEST
The world-premiere of a new production of TEMPEST, adapted and directed by Karin Coonrod, with music by La MaMa veteran composer Elizabeth Swados (La MaMa Cantata, RunawaysKaspar Hauser). The international and intergenerational cast will feature Reg. E. Cathey (The Wire and House of Cards) as Prospero, and the 14-year-old star of Broadway's Billy Elliot, Joseph Harrington as Ariel. Director Coonrod notes similarities between Prospero's world and ours today, noting, "Prospero re-enacts power games on an island - just as Manhattan is an island - and it is the non-human Ariel who is fascinated by humanity's power to love and reminds Prospero of his humanity. The play demonstrates a juxtaposition of time present and timelessness - hence, we will begin the play with a pendulum swinging: a signal of impending disaster and a reminder of time moving forward. A warning."

Tickets: $40 Adults; $30 Students/Seniors. 10 @ $10 tickets are available for this performance, in advance only.  

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November 20 - 23, 2014
THE TEMPEST
The U.S. premiere of Seoul, Korea's Mokwha Repertory Company production of THE TEMPEST, adapted and directed by Tae-Suk Oh. Inspired by a true story from the Korean Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms, this TEMPEST is set in 5th century Korea and infuses Shakespeare's text with elements of traditional Korean folklore. With music played on Korean instruments and performed in richly layered costumes, this mind-bending production explores acts of nature as they are affected by acts of betrayal, love, forgiveness and reconciliation.  at the Ellen Stewart Theatre. 

Tickets: $30 Adults; $25 Students/Seniors. 10 @ $10 tickets are available for this performance, in advance only.  

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December 11 - 21, 2014
NELLA TEMPESTA
The U.S. premiere of NELLA TEMPESTA by Motus Theatre. Italy's provocative and dynamic MOTUS Theatre Company explores questions of freedom, control and power in Nella Tempesta. Reflecting on the turmoil in our society - the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the consequences of the economic crisis and questioning of future landscapes - Nella Tempesta is created from fragments of novels by authors including: Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Aldous Huxley as well as Shakespeare's The Tempest and Une Tempête by Aimé Césaire. This version of The Tempest imagines the play about a world not as it appears to be ending, but a world on the verge of a new beginning. 

Tickets: $30 Adults; $25 Students/Seniors. 10 @ $10 tickets are available for this performance, in advance only.  

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All TEMPEST 3 productions will be at the:
Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and 
New York, NY 10003

TEMPEST 3 Packages are available.  Buy before 9/15 and see all three TEMPEST 3 productions for only $60 (regular price: $100 if purchased separately).

Purchase a TEMPEST 3 Package: HERE