Thank you for wanting to come see The Tempest. At this point in time, all reserved seating for all 9 performances has been booked solid.
There are a few options.
Get on the waiting list for reserved seating. If someone cancels their reservation, we’ll reserve the seat for you in the order your name appears on the list and notify you via email. Please email me at SSFry@OptimistTheatre.org if you would like this option. RSVP seats released within 6 hours of the performance will be made available to walk-in seating.
When you arrive at Alverno College, add your name to the walk-in list and 15 minutes prior to curtain, we will release any unclaimed RSVP’s to walk-ins in the order received. We cannot create a waiting list for walk-in seating. It is limited to persons who are actually on site at the time the seats are unclaimed.
(My opinion… I think this is your BEST BET. It’s not uncommon for RSVP’s for free tickets to go unclaimed at a last minute decision. I suggest you be optimistic and take your chances and hedge your bets with a lawn chair.)
There are some small, grassy areas in the courtyard where a limited number of walk-ins are welcome to set up lawn chairs to view the performance. Visibility is slightly limited and we recommend lawn chairs instead of blankets as the grass can be a bit wet. Sign up at the RSVP table for lawn space and those spaces will be allocated then and there up to the limit allowed by the fire marshal.
A few other thoughts. We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of support and desire to see this production and wish we could extend the performance to accommodate all requests. Unfortunately, although Shakespeare in the Park is free to the audience, it’s not free to produce so we don’t have the option to extend this year.
I’m very sorry for the inconvenience and if we aren’t able to help you see The Tempest this year, we hope for an even longer run next season. Join the Optimist Theatre mailing list and be the first to hear next year.