Female Cast Performs Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ in Central Park — in the Nude
NEW YORK — At a recent performance of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in Central Park, characters professed their love, flitted across the stage, and took an audience of more than 150 through the paces of the plot.
Oh, and they were stark naked.
This was the Free Tempest, a two-day production Thursday and Friday at the park’s Summit Rock that was zero-cost for the audience — and zero-costume for some of the all-female cast.
The play was co-directed by Alice Mottola and Pitr Strait in collaboration with the Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society, a group that gathers for topless outdoor book club meetings with the goal of normalizing the naked female form.
“We wanted to take our advocacy one step further with a big theatrical production that would allow full nudity in public,” Mottola said.
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