This weekend officially kicks off PUBLIC WORK’s rendition of Shakespeare’s, “The Tempest” performed by the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit. The first show will open tonight, Friday, May 8, at 8 p.m. at the Detroit Institute of Arts and run through this and next weekend.
This is an essential drama for our city.
“Theatre is training for all things that we want from our citizens. It is about imagining the world from someone else’s point of view,” said Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis.
He further explained that Shakespeare wrote for an audience of all classes, all education levels, all watching the same show, at the same time, and to help people understand community on another level.
“The recommendation [to come to Detroit] came from Shirley Heath, [Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at Stanford University.] She reported to me about her experience with Mosaic. And we thought this was actually an organization that was valued, and completely attuned to the values of PUBLIC WORKS. It was a great choice,” said Eustis.
Show times throughout the weekend and next week:
Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 10 at 4 p.m.
Friday, May 15 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 16 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 17 at 4 p.m.
You can purchase your tickets online at http://mosaicdetroit.org/our-season/tempest/