Vegas Seven profiled the silent half of Penn and Teller, "Las Vegas’ most under-the-radar public intellectual," who loves Shakespeare and is staging "The Tempest" at The Smith Center. "The set looks like a Depression-era Coney Island carnival sideshow. Heck, the whole stage appears to have been left outside during the Dust Bowl, giving it a sort of marooned-chic appeal. It looks like a found object, a treasure that washed up onto a beach fully formed, peeking from the sand," wrote Cindi Reed at Vegas Seven
Poetry by Shakespeare.
Magic by Teller.
Music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
The Smith Center
Other "Tempest" Talk: Las Vegas Sun News
More William: Utah Shakespeare Festival breaks ground on new stage: R-J
Wish this came to to LV: In 2011, Patrick Stewart researched Las Vegas to be the setting for The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of "The Merchant of Venice." It was later reviews as "brilliant, outrageous and excessive," said The Guardian. "And, although [Rupert] Goold's production is bound to cause argument, Las Vegas seems a perfect metaphor for a world of financial and romantic fantasy."
ABOVE: Detail of new mural by D*Face at the Plaza Hotel.