REVIEW: Shakespeare’s The Tempest (The Weekly Volcano)

Shakespeare’s The Tempest, performed in front of the viewing tower at Olympia’s Port Plaza, is a beautifully staged outdoor performance of one of the Bard’s last and most challenging plays. It opens with the crash of thunder and lightning in a chaotic scene of a storm at sea performed in front of the scenic background of the Port of Olympia. From there, a cadre of Olympia’s finest actors perform magic and find love — and get drunk and obnoxious for an hour and a half in a play significantly and expertly adapted by Director Kate Ayers from the much longer original script, cutting out characters and entire scenes to leave a core of exciting drama.


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