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Tempest Redux – Reviews

Los Angeles Times
CRITIC’S CHOICEMAGIC… inventive staging and solid command of source text make for a memorable re-imagining… Jack Stehlin makes it clear out of the gate he’s no by-the-book Prospero… [a] radical overarching concept” — Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times

Stage Raw
RECOMMENDEDSTAGE RAW TOP 10… puts the entire play in a powerful new perspective… abounds with visual and choreographic poetry… a vibrant, funny, heartbreaking show… A STUNNER” — Terry Morgan, Stage Raw

Shakespeare in LA
WILL BLOW YOUR MIND… transcends all expectations… so profoundly moving, so exciting and original, that I cannot urge you enough to go see it. If you only make time for one Shakespeare production this year, let it be this one… theatre magic at its finest.” — Ellen Dostal, Shakespeare in LA

Theatre Ghost
SHEER MAGIC.. amps up the play’s sense of wonder, and focuses its emotional intensity like a crystal focusing a laser… As Prospero, master actor Jack Stehlin…lights our way to a most startling interpretive choice at the play’s end… Shakespeare would weep with joy to see the heart of his most personal work so radiantly revealed.” —Mark Hein, Theatre Ghost

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Culture Spot LA
STRIKING AND INDELIBLEPOWERFUL… we are served humor as well as gravitas, love with betrayal, hope with unbearable loss… a special spell perfectly befitting an enchanted isle. RECOMMENDED. —David Maurer, Culture Spot LA

Paul Myrvold’s Theatre Notes
BOLD AND MUSCULAR… the most inventive production of The Tempest that I have ever seen…If you love originality, if you love theatricality, if you love words and action that make the sometimes-difficult language of Shakespeare accessible, then do not miss this production. YOU WILL BE THRILLED.” — Paul Myrvold’s Theatre Notes

Santa Monica Daily Press
TRULY UNIQUE… will make you consider this play in an all-new light.” — Sarah A. Sptiz, Santa Monica Daily Press

VISUALLY STUNS” —Gil Kaan, Broadwayworld
CREATIVE AND UNIQUE… A visual and lyrical feast of dance, theater, athletic movement, multi-person characters, dual- and triple-role actors, and other fresh twists that give this beloved classic tragicomedy it’s own personality.” — Carol Edger-Germain,

Total Theater
UNIFORMLY EXCELLENT” — Will Manus, Total Theater

WOW!MESMERIZING… Farmanesh-Bocca takes reinvention to such an excitingly new level, it’s no wonder Tempest Redux is the most buzzed-about Shakespeare show in town.” — Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

HIGHLY ENCHANTING… With adaptor/director Farmanesh-Bocca at the creative helm and a marvelous Stehlin leading a strong cast, The Tempest has been shaken, pureed and creatively messed with to exciting effect… rich and dynamic end-to-end.” — Evan Henerson, Curtain Up