Last year's successful open air production as a revival.
"We are such stuff as dreams are made on;
and our little life is rounded by a sleep."
The Globe Ensemble Berlin presents Shakespeare's late work in exciting topicality. The comedy of the visionary sorcerer Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan who has been exiled to an island, deals with change through globalization, the conflict between civilization and nature, oppression and just rule. It shows how everything is suddenly set back to the beginning by the force of nature, making room for visions as well as disillusions.
With the help of a storm, Prospero forces his adversaries around King Alonso onto this island and a battle for sovereignty and retribution breaks out. When his daughter Miranda falls in love with Alonso's son, a utopia seems possible. But how can peace come about when revenge stands in the way of repentance?
Due to the special stage situation, the spectator is surrounded by play, music and dance and the weather always plays along.
Prospero: ANSELM LIPGENS
Ferdinand/Sebastian: BENJAMIN KRÜGER
Miranda/Adrian: NADJA SCHIMONSKY
Alonso/Stefano :PETER BECK
Gonzalo/Caliban: SASKIA VON WINTERFELD
Antonio/Trincolo: UWE NEUMANN
Ariel: WIEBKE ACTON
Director: JENS SCHMIDL
Translation: CHRISTIAN LEONARD
Costumes: KATHARINA PIRIWE
Stage: THOMAS LORENZ-HERTING
Music: BERND MEDE
Summer theater fun (...) The open O offers little protection to the actors and stage technology is almost nonexistent, but it forces a very creative and dynamic play. (...) Also the comic scenes succeed well. Uwe Neumann and Peter Beck as Trinculo and Stefano want to seize power, but are already so drunk that they almost go for their own necks, are a blast! (...) The director Jens Schmidl has succeeded in a lively production (...) There is drinking and flirting and magic with the marimba and a lot is made out of few props. Recommendable!
Oliver Kranz, rbb inforadio on July 24, 2020
...it is precisely the minimalist set and realization that gives the performances their special charm, which the audience also appreciates. (...) The evening sky offers a breathtaking panorama. The wind blowing through the theater during the performance also makes the open-air performance so special. Jens Schmidl's "Tempest" production leaves the audience with a comforting feeling and reminds them that theater often doesn't need much effort to inspire.
Berliner Morgenpost on August 13, 2020