What, for instance, does Shakespeare's The Tempest have to say to modern audiences? You can find out on the opening night when a cast of 12 actors reads from Larry Loebell's La Tempestad, an adaptation set in Puerto Rico and dealing with themes like the War on Terror, the power of the U.S. military, and gay marriage. The play has been given full stage performances in New York, but if you didn't see it then, you'll want to catch this reading.
In an interview with director Aimee Todoroff, Larry Loebell says this about La Tempestad:
I'm always drawn to plays that explore the human aspect of social justice issues, and that question our notions of right and wrong. One of the reasons I love this play is that the characters, though radically, wildly updated from Shakespeare's, are so richly drawn. Each has something they are fighting for, and each is motivated by love: love of a partner, love of country, love of a child.