A groundbreaking production of The Tempest is taking place at Shakespeare Center LA in Downtown Los Angeles. Putting you inside the world of the story, The Tempest: An Immersive Experience actually takes place on the mysterious island featured in the play.
Tickets are now on sale for this genre-defying show—get yours here!
Upon entering the experience, you’ll board the deck of a ship where you can mingle with your crewmates, explore the vessel, and even play some games while sipping on handcrafted cocktails.
But if you know anything about Shakespeare’s The Tempest, this boat ride might just take a turn for the worse… The boat is just the first stop on your journey, which includes mysteries, spirits, and magic. But we won’t spoil too much here, get your tickets to find out what happens!
This immersive performance is brought to life by a world-class cast with Chris Butler (CBS’ The Good Wife, TNT’s King & Maxwell, HBO’s True Blood) as the sorcerer Prosporo, Shakespearean actor Wayne T Carr (Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival) as Caliban, and Jin Maley (As We See It and Star Trek: Picard) as Ariel among others.
Experts on the Immortal Bard, The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles serves as the perfect venue for this night of innovative storytelling. They aim to transform individuals and communities with their award-winning productions and arts education experiences.
Their past productions include Henry IV featuring Tom Hanks as Sir John Falstaff, with Harry Groener, Hamish Linklater, Joe Morton, and Rondi Reed; As You Like It starring Tessa Thompson; and Much Ado About Nothing starring Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt and Lyle Lovett.
The Tempest: An Immersive Experience is produced in partnership with After Hours Theatre Company. Rather than passively watching a play, After Hours Theatre Company wants the audience to join them in the narrative. Their past productions have included One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a multisensory version of The Last Five Years, and they assisted on the immersive elements around Hollywood’s Rock of Ages.
“It’s an experience. It’s not just another night in the theater.” says NPR. F. Kathleen Foley of the LA Times called one of their shows “a miracle of purposefulness and intention.”
This innovative production of The Tempest is happening currently at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (1238 W 1st St). Are you ready to navigate through a magical shipwrecked island and discover the thrilling secrets of The Tempest: An Immersive Experience? Then get your tickets today!