WHAT: The Tempest
WHERE: Pittsburgh Public Theater
WHEN: January 24 — February 24, various times

Why You Should Go:

Pittsburgh Public Theater is kicking off 2019 in a very big way.

Experience Shakespeare like never before, in a production celebrating several firsts. It’s the local directorial debut for The Public’s new artistic director, Marya Sea Kaminski, and a bold new adaptation. It also features a powerhouse all-female cast and an original score.

The story begins in a Pittsburgh hospital where Prospero fights breast cancer and moves to a magical island to explore betrayal and forgiveness.

Starring as Prospero is Obie-winning actress and Pittsburgh native Tamara Tunie. Blending wit, physical comedy and magic, this 21st century “Tempest” chronicles a “contemporary woman coming to terms with her fate.”

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