at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park (enter the park at 124th Street & Fifth Avenue, and walk south to the venue)
Preview Performances Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4
Opening Night Performance Sunday, July 5
No performance on Tuesday, July 7
About the Production:
The Tempest is a theatrical “gumbo”, with an intricate blend of usurping villains, youthful romance, music, magic, humor, and conspiracy. In this play, Shakespeare gives us such iconic characters as Ariel, Caliban, and our protagonist Prospero, whose quest for justice leads him to become unjust himself.
Prospero’s magical island could be anywhere. CTH’s production references the enchanting island of Hispaniola, the island that is home to both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The history of Haiti is nothing short of magical: this tiny Caribbean country won its independence by defeating three European superpowers: France, Britain, and Spain, demonstrating the same fighting spirit found in Caliban, and the same longing for freedom as Ariel. The Tempest highlights the dynamics of freedom and captivity, imprisonment and rebellion, authority and tyranny.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
No tickets required. Just arrive at the Amphitheater and select your seats.
Made Possible With Support From:
Parks Department, Ford Foundation, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone
Additional Support Provided By:
Axe-Houghton, Casement, Columbus, Dramatist Guild Fund, Google, HCDC, Doctorow, L & N Andreas Foundation, DCA, NYC & Co., Puffin Foundation West, SHS Foundation, The Office of Councilmember Inez Dickens, The Office of Councilmember Mark Levine, The Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Doug & Paige Armentrout, Ron Simons
Local Business Partners & Sponsors:
Barawine, The Cecil, Cheri, Flamekeepers Hat Club, Harlem Shake, Land Yoga, Lido, Minton’s, Settepani