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THE TEMPEST

Shiva Theater

April 29 - May 19, 2019

Estimated Run Time: 90 minutes

Mobile Unit

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Laurie Woolery

Before the sit-down production at The Public, Mobile Unit goes on a three-week tour to all five boroughs.

For information about the tour, visit this page.

Prospero, a powerful magician and the rightful Duke of Milan, has been usurped by her brother and has escaped to a remote and barren island. There, despite the unforgiving landscape, she has tried her best to make a home for her daughter, Miranda. When Prospero conjures a powerful storm to sink her brother’s ship, she must decide how to deal with him and his confederates, who have washed ashore. How will she exact her long awaited revenge? How do you satiate a desire for justice? Director of Public Works Laurie Woolery directs this Mobile Unit production that journeys across the five boroughs and The Public’s Astor Place home.


Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp’s Mobile Shakespeare program, beginning in 1957 with the simple idea that theater belongs to everyone, evolving into the New York Shakespeare Festival and ultimately becoming The Public Theater. Now in its eighth year, the Mobile Unit meets audiences where they are by presenting world-class Shakespeare and other works in recreation centers, prisons, senior centers, schools, and other community gathering places across the five boroughs. The Mobile Unit has already toured Henry V, The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Pericles, Measure for Measure, Richard III, and Much Ado About Nothing

Jasai Chase-Owens

Jasai Chase-Owens

Dan Domingues

Dan Domingues

Danaya Esperanza

Danaya Esperanza

Christopher Ryan Grant

Christopher Ryan Grant

Sam Morales

Sam Morales

Nancy Rodriguez

Nancy Rodriguez

Reza Salazar

Reza Salazar

Myra Lucretia Taylor

Myra Lucretia Taylor

J.D. Webster

J.D. Webster

Mobile Unit is made possible with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon FoundationStavros Niarchos FoundationThe Tow FoundationThe McLaughlin Children's TrustBloomberg Philanthropies, and the Abrams Foundation. Additional support provided by JetBlue AirwaysOpen Society FoundationsSusan & David EdelsteinThe MAE Private Foundation, and The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Season support provided by the Blavatnik Family FoundationThe LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.

Mobile Unit National is made possible by the Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Denise Littlefield Sobel.

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Tickets to Mobile Unit Productions are FREE and OPEN to ALL.

FREE tickets are distributed 90 minutes before each performance at The Public Theater and by digital lottery on the TodayTix app and website.

CREATIVE TEAM
Scenic Design Claire Marie DeLiso
Costume Design Wilberth Gonzalez
Composer Michelle J. Rodriguez
Movement Director Christopher Windom

Production Stage Manager Janelle Caso
Stage Manager Katie Kennedy

PRODUCTION NOTE
As sensitivities vary from person to person, if you have specific questions regarding content, please call us at 212.967.7555.

Season 2018-2019
Laurie Woolery on The Tempest and More
The Interval, April 29, 2019
Why He Loves Doing Shakespeare for Newbies -- Especially When They're Rowdy
TDF Stages, May 1, 2019

Background Image Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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