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Shakespeare at Sunset

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Granite Prospect

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Saturday, June 29, 2024

Time

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Theater 2020 will present THE TEMPEST, a 75-minute fast-paced version meant for the whole family.

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June 29 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

Event alert: Unfortunately Shakespeare at Sunset cancelled today Sat. 6/29 and tomorrow Sun. 6/30 due to cast members contracting COVID

Theater 2020 will present THE TEMPEST for their “Shakespeare at Sunset” production this season, presented in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.

THE TEMPEST, adapted by David Fuller, is a 75-minute fast-paced version meant for the whole family: Shakespeare’s comedy about revenge, redemption and forgiveness. Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan, has been marooned on an isle with his daughter, Miranda, in a coup precipitated by his traitorous brother Antonio and the wily King of Naples. But Prospero is a wizard, on a par with Hogwarts’ Dumbledore, and he conjures a storm to bring his enemies to judgement on this very isle of wonder and enchantment. His enemies are put through trials, his daughter becomes engaged, his enslaved island subjects are freed, and Prospero finds the true power of the most magical human gift, Love.

Shakespeare’s plays continue to be relevant to 21st Century audiences, as can be seen from current world-wide popularity. THE TEMPEST, in particular speaks to us as a tale engendered as revenge, but projected through the lens of love, it becomes a story of forgiveness. With this as the spine of the play, we are then entertained by Shakespeare’s comic trio of Caliban, Trinculo and Stephano, plus the magic of Prospero and Ariel. THE TEMPEST has a relevant message, yes, but it is highly entertaining! And as adapted by Fuller, the show is a fast-paced 75 minutes that will be enjoyed by young and old alike.

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Shakespeare at Sunset

Shakespeare at Sunset performance in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Shakespeare at Sunset performance in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Shakespeare at Sunset performance in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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