The Tempest

November 20 – November 22, 2014 at 8PM
November 23, 2014 at 4PM

Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
(66 East 4th street, New York, NY 10003)

Tickets : $30 for Adult/ $25 for Senior and Student

Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Tae-Suk Oh
By Mokwha Repertory Company (Seoul, Korea)

Inspired by a true story from the Korean Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms, Mokwha Repertory Company’s The Tempest is set in 5th century Korea, infusing Shakespeare’s text with elements of traditional Korean folklore. With music played on Korean instruments and richly layered costumes, this fantastical production will explore the limitations and possibilities of nature through the acts of betrayal, love, forgiveness, and eventual reconciliation. Traditional Korean aesthetics, language, and expressions inspire Director Oh’s unique theatre methodology: his work is rooted in Korea’s cultural past and present. The Tempest will introduce various aspects of Korean history, tradition, and culture to La MaMa’s stage. 

Mokwha Repertory Company’s The Tempest is unique, fascinating and riotously enjoyable. With its enthusiastic performances, direction which nods to the fourth wall, and colorfully creative design, Mokwha’s The Tempest casts an irresistible spell over audiences and provides a rare opportunity to see an adaptation of Shakespeare through a traditional Korean lens. 

The Tempest was officially invited by the 2011 Edinburgh International Arts Festival and awarded the Herald Angel’s Award. 

To buy tickets or for more information, please visit the La MaMa website ( or call 212-254-6468.

Miro Yoon