The Tempest

In collaboration with Round House Theatre

By William Shakespeare
Music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Choreography by Matt Kent, Pilobolus
Adapted and Directed by Aaron Posner and Teller
November 23, 2022 – January 15, 2023
Round House Theatre


“You’ve never seen a ‘Tempest’ like this. Enormously entertaining … gorgeously performed.” – Chicago Tribune

Shakespeare's tale of betrayal, reconciliation, and love is part fairy tale, part romance–and all magic. In this imaginative staging by Aaron Posner and Teller, Prospero's island transforms into a traveling tent show of trickery and amazement. The production "awakens ... a sense of pleasurable, almost childlike wonder" (New York Times). After sold-out runs across the country, The Tempest makes its regional premiere at Round House Theatre.

Performance location: Round House Theatre, 4545 E W Hwy, Bethesda, MD 20814

Read the Play | Visit the Folger Shakespeare to view a detailed synopsis and read the Folger Shakespeare Library edition of The Tempest.



In collaboration with Round House Theatre.