2013-08-02 / Community

Shakespeare’s The Tempest Comes To Rockaway

By Miriam Rosenberg


The love of Ferdinand and Miranda is bonded by a spirit, center. The love of Ferdinand and Miranda is bonded by a spirit, center. Revenge, forgiveness and new beginnings – that is the story behind Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ which was performed on the stage at Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard last weekend on Saturday, July 27th.

This is the second year the Hip to Hip Theatre Company, a non-profit touring theatre group, has performed in Rockaway. It is their seventh overall season of performing Free Shakespeare in the Park for Queens residents.

“Part of our mission is to bring free theater to your neighbor,” artistic director Jason Marr said after the performance.

Prior to the show, the Hip To Hip cast members did an exclusive theatre/ Shakespeare introduction especially for children.



Prospero confronts the brother who betrayed him (far right). Prospero confronts the brother who betrayed him (far right).

As part of the company’s Kids & the Classics, a cast member teaches children in the audience about some of the words first used by Shakespeare. As part of the company’s Kids & the Classics, a cast member teaches children in the audience about some of the words first used by Shakespeare.

Hip to Hip staff gets children ready for their participation in the show. Hip to Hip staff gets children ready for their participation in the show.

Prospero uses his sorcerer’s powers to conjure up a great storm, or tempest, to shipwreck his enemies on the island he has been on for years. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Prospero uses his sorcerer’s powers to conjure up a great storm, or tempest, to shipwreck his enemies on the island he has been on for years. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg

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