The Temptest leads OSFs 79th Season with rave reviews


The Tempest has led the the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 79th season with rave reviews statewide. The Oregonian review by David Stabler called is “a lovely, light-pooled production” that added “bold elements to freshen a masterpiece.” The Mail Tribune review by Angela Decker called OSF’s production of the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone “wild and wonderful,” and The Register Guard review proclaimed it “wonderful through and through”.

Rough magic and brave new worlds

For 12 years, the exiled Duke Prospero has waited for this moment: Old enemies have sailed too close to his enchanted island, and a mighty storm has forced them ashore. Now it’s time to settle old scores and reclaim his former dukedom for his daughter, Miranda. Aided by supernatural powers, Prospero dispenses justice while overseeing the growing attraction between Miranda and the princely son of one of his foes. In Shakespeare’s romance, sorcery and love transmute vengeance into humility and humanity, making it possible for all to return to a world made new by the power of forgiveness. This production of "The Tempest" is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national theatre initiative sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest.