Original Cast of MRS. KEMBLE'S TEMPEST Reunites for This Year's United Solo Festival, 10/15 & 11/7
Fanny Kemble, arguably the first Superstar in the history of entertainment, takes to the stage one
last time. And-with the help of William Shakespeare-tells it all. An acclaimed actress, a bestselling author, a prominent socialite who dined with presidents and Supreme Court justices,
Fanny was also a 19th Century abolitionist who discovered soon after her marriage that she was
now half owner of 800 Georgia plantation slaves.
The original company of Tom Ziegler's Mrs. Kemble's Tempest reunites for this year's United
Solo Festival. From as far afield as Montana, London, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, they will
gather in New York City for a whirlwind of Theatre, Women's Rights, the Abolition of Slavery,
the Civil War, and a generous helping of Shakespeare.
Directed by Jere Hodgin, Jane Ridley brings Fanny Kemble and more than 35 other characters to
life, prodded on by Josh Harvey as her Petulant Pianist.
"The battle between them is one of the highlights of a frequently laugh-out-loud show that
nevertheless rakes the heart" -Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Hairline. Five Stars
"Beautifully crafted play. Superbly acted with minimal props, the show is an astounding tour de
force. This is exactly the kind of literate, funny, clever, and enlightening piece of theatre we all
say we are after at the festival." -Scott Creighton, Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Five Stars
UNITED SOLO FESTIVAL
THEATRE ROW, 410 WEST 42ND STREET, NEW YORK CITY
TUESDAY OCTOBER 15, 9:00PM
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7, 7:30PM
For more information visit mrskemblestempest.com.