A Summer of Live Theatre with Shakespeare’s The Tempest in Fenimore Art Museum’s Lakeside Amphitheater

Fenimore’s Glimmer Globe Theatre takes Shakespeare to the skies! In a new twist on this famous story, a motley crew of aeronauts finds their airship caught in a vicious tempest about to crash into an isolated and magical isle.

Performances start July 12 in the Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater on the shore of Otsego Lake.

Live Theatrical Performances: The Tempest

Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY
Wednesday and Thursday evenings • July 12–August 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets available at Eventbrite.com or at the door on the evening of the performance

Cooperstown, New York  Fenimore Art Museum’s Glimmer Globe Theatre is thrilled to announce a summer of live theatre with William Shakespeare’s final fantastical adventure, The Tempest. Performances take place on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in July and August at 7:00 pm (July 12–August 10), set against the backdrop of shimmering Otsego Lake in the Museum’s Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater. Tickets available in advance at Eventbrite.com or at the theater immediately preceding the show.

In a new twist on this famous story, a motley crew of aeronauts finds their airship caught in a vicious tempest about to crash into an isolated and magical isle. Nearby, the vengeful wizard Prospero lives with his daughter Miranda, and two servants: Caliban, a native of the island, and Ariel, a spirit of the air. After Prospero reveals he and his magic were indeed the cause of the recent shipwreck, he recounts his tragic past to Miranda, setting in motion a chain of events that will change their lives, and the futures of all who call the island home.

The production is directed by Michael Henrici, who also stars as Caliban, alongside Lissa Sidoli as Prospero. The production also features Andie Alban, Tom Russo, J Lentner, Samantha Lizak, Andrew Munro, Colleen Bunn, Wriley Nelson, Peter Exton, Mark Murphy, Marisa Chism, Emily Begin, Kim Frederick, Dashiell Henrici, Tessa Davis, and Gavin Abrams.

Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite.com or at the theater immediately preceding the show. Tickets: $18 Adults (13-64); $16 Seniors (65+) and Members; $10 Youth (7-12); free for ages six and under. (Please select the free ticket option for children six and under when using Eventbrite.) Performance details will be sent via e-mail to ticket holders prior to the performance. Find the rain date policy on our Eventbrite page or at FenimoreArt.org. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. An alternate indoor location is available in the event of inclement weather.

If you have any questions about the performances, please contact m.tamburrino@fenimoreart.org.

Fenimore Art Museum is located at 5798 State Route 80, less than one mile from the center of Cooperstown. For more information visit FenimoreArt.org.


Sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation, Melinda Hardin and Lou Allstadt, NYCM Insurance, Mr. Tom Morgan and Ms. Erna J. Morgan McReynolds, and Dr. Richard Sternberg.

About Fenimore Art Museum

Fenimore Art Museum, located on the shores of Otsego Lake—James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass”—in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; more than 125,000 historic photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprised of nearly 900 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Visit FenimoreArt.org.