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A father’s gambit, a monster’s revenge, a first kiss, and few idiots – tossed together and ripped apart by a ferocious storm.

The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. Written at the end of his career, it holds beautiful text, complex characters, and provocative ideas.

This August, The Glass Eye will be transporting audiences in NYC and Connecticut to Prospero’s enchanted isle. For our 3rd annual Shakespeare production, we want to blow you away with magic, music, and masks.

In 2015, we brought you a folksy, homespun As You Like It. Last summer, we presented our 1930’s musical comedy inspired Twelfth Night.

This August, The Glass Eye‘s Artistic Director, Kyle Metzger, is please to present The Tempest. This striking production will sweep you away to an island brimming with mystical music and fearsome creatures, featuring music by Tim Duncheon and Anna Stefanic, and introducing exuberant costumes by Max Archimedes Levitt.  OurTempest is inspired by Venice street musicians and Commedia Dell’arte. These classic influences form the off-beat, wriggly backbone of our story.

The Tempest stars returning company members Zach Schute as Prospero and Veronique Hurley as Caliban. New to The Glass Eye company are Lindsey Austen as Ariel, Starr Kirkland as Miranda, Colleen Welsh as Trinculo/Antonio, Rocio Mendez as Stephano/Sebastian, Jake Owen as Ferdinand/Gonzalo, and Kim Gant as Alonso.


Central Park, NYC

August 5-10 6pm (2pm Sunday matinee)

Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT

August 11 8pm, August 12 1pm

duBois Beach, Stonington, CT

August 12 & 13, 6pm

The Glass Eye Summer Shakespeare productions are free for all audiences, so anyone can enjoy Shakespeare’s masterpiece. In addition to general audiences, we have a variety of arts education programs and school groups attending our show, introducing many young people to theater for the first time.

To produce this ambitious endeavor, we need the help of generous donors such as yourself. Your donations go directly to the production’s expenses, such as costumes, props, scripts, and artist fees.

Please consider donating to our campaign, and help us bring this unique event to you and others this summer! Every little bit helps us reach our goal, but if you aren’t able to contribute, we’d love if you could help us get the word out by sharing this page. And of course come see the show!