The Tempest - Firebird Youth Theater
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Directed by Leo Lion
On a wooded island populated by sprites and spirits, an old exiled alchemist hides away, plotting his revenge. A terrible storm wrecks a nearby ship, tossing the surviving passengers onto the isle. Wandering through the lush forests and open fields, the inhabitants of the island and the newly-arrived travelers begin to find each other and to lose themselves, weaving a tangled web of ties that only wisdom and love can untwine.
Firebird revisits Shakespeares final comedy, The Tempest, bringing to the forefront the ties that keep us tethered and pull us asunder. From servitude to love, from debt to friendship to family, the ways in which we are fastened to each other are sometimes the only way we can find ourselves. Meanwhile, the ways in which we are bound, and the baggage we tie to ourselves, make us ever heavier and pull us down toward the depths. On this visit to Prosperos Isle, we ask you: What do you hold onto when the storm hits? And will it hold you?
The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, Studio A (View)
104 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|