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Rousuck's Review: "The Tempest" on Bethesda's Round House stage

The Tempest at Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD
Eric Hissom (left) as Prospero and Nate Dendy as Ariel, in Round House Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest." (photo credit: Scott Suchman)

It's time again for a visit with Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck, who joins Tom each week with her reviews of the Maryland stage. Today, she tells us about the innovative production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest now on stage at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland.

Adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn & Teller fame), The Tempest is a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s popular — and enchanting — romance, featuring music from the catalog of veteran songwriter Tom Waits, modern dance moves from Pilobolus, and a bevy of astonishing feats of magic.

The Tempest is produced in collaboration with Folger Theatre. It continues at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda until January 29. Click the Round House link for more details.

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(left-right) Ro Boddie, Eric Hissom and Megan Graves in William Shakespeare's "The Tempest," at Bethesda's Round House Theatre. (photo credit: Scott Suchman)

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J. Wynn Rousuck has been reviewing theater for WYPR's Midday (and previously, Maryland Morning) since 2007. Prior to that, she was the theater critic of The Baltimore Sun, where she reviewed more than 3,000 plays over the course of 23 years.
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