Bethesda, Md. – The highly anticipated and reimagined magical staging of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn & Teller fame), must close on January 29, 2023, and is now streaming on demand through the closing date. Tickets for the virtual stream are now on sale. (Read our review here.) UPDATE: On demand streaming EXTENDED through February 8.
Adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller, this unforgettable reimagining of Shakespeare’s most enchanting romance features haunting music from the catalog of iconic songwriter Tom Waits and mind-bending moves from Pilobolus, as well as astonishing feats of magic. This production is produced by Round House Theatre in collaboration with Folger Theatre.
The Tempest runs in-person through January 29, 2023. The streamed version is available for purchase through January 29 and is viewable on demand. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday at 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm at Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. For more information and tickets, contact the box office by email at email@example.com, call 240.644.1100, or go online. Masks are required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status, except while eating or drinking in the lobby café area. For more information about Covid protocols, click here.
ABOUT ROUND HOUSE THEATRE
Round House Theatre is one of the leading professional theatres in the Washington, DC area, producing a season of new plays, modern classics, and musicals for more than 40,000 patrons each year at our theatre in Bethesda. Round House has been nominated for 197 Helen Hayes Awards and has won 37, including four Outstanding Resident Play Awards and the Charles MacArthur Award for Original New Play in 2016. Round House’s lifelong learning and education programs serve more than 5,000 students each year at its Education Center in Silver Spring, in schools throughout Montgomery County, and at our Bethesda theatre. Cornerstone programs include Free Play, which provides free tickets for students ages 13-college, the Teen Performance Company, which culminates in the student-produced Sarah Metzger Memorial Play, Summer Camp for students in grades K-12, and a full slate of classes for adults and youth.
ABOUT FOLGER THEATRE AND FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. The Folger welcomes millions of visitors online and in person. It provides unparalleled access to a huge array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations. With the Folger, you can experience the power of performance, the wonder of exhibitions, and the excitement of path-breaking research. The Folger offers the opportunity to see and even work with early modern sources, driving discovery and transforming education for students of all ages.
The award-winning Folger Theatre in our nation’s capital bridges the arts and humanities through transformational performances and programming that speak inclusively to the human experience. Now under the leadership of Artistic Director Karen Ann Daniels, Folger Theatre continues its legacy through exciting interpretations and adaptations of Shakespeare and expands the classical canon through cultivating today’s artists and commissioning new work that is in dialogue with the concerns and issues of our time. Folger Theatre thrives both on its historical stage and in the community, engaging audiences wherever they happen to be.
During a multiyear building renovation, join the Folger online and on the road. Learn more at folger.edu.