La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre is located at 66 East 4th Street, on the second floor.
October 2 – December 21, 2014
The centerpiece of the LA MAMA EARTH SEASON is TEMPEST 3: The Tide Is Rising: three diverse, international productions of William Shakepeare’s THE TEMPEST – productions of the play from the U.S., Korea and Italy.
October 2 – November 2, 2014
In September and October 2014, internationally renowned director Karin Coonrod and Obie-award winning composer Elizabeth Swados will bring their unique and significant craft, imagination, and daring to create Shakespeare’s The Tempest in a world-premiere music-theatre production at La MaMa. The production will feature an intergenerational and diverse cast with veteran film and television actor Reg E. Cathey starring as Prospero. Joseph Harrington, the 14-year-old star of Broadway’s Billy Elliot, will star as Ariel.
November 20 – November 23, 2014
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.
December 11 – December 21, 2014
the U.S. premiere of NELLA TEMPESTA by Motus Theatre. Italy’s provocative and dynamic MOTUS Theatre Company explores questions of freedom, control and power in Nella Tempesta. Reflecting on the turmoil in our society – the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the consequences of the economic crisis and questioning of future landscapes — Nella Tempesta is created from fragments of novels by authors including: Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Aldous Huxley as well as Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Une Tempête by Aimé Césaire. This version of THE TEMPEST imagines the play about a world not as it appears to be ending, but a world on the verge of a new beginning.
June 19 – June 20, 2014 at 7pm
June 2, 2014 at 7pm
May 22 – June 8, 2014
May 16 – May 18, 2014
May 8 – May 11, 2014