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Twelfth Night (NJ)

From 25 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Great acting

About the show

Two River presents a new staging of Shakespeare's beloved comedy, directed by Sara Holdren, a theater artist and the former chief theater critic of New York Magazine, and featuring Joey McIntyre as Orsino. More…

From the show:

“A play saturated in perilous excesses — of love, of grief, of ego, of drink, of mischief”—Vulture

Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated plays and, perhaps, his most perfect comedy. Cross-dressing heroines, separated twins, and mistaken identities propel this gender-bending tale, which celebrates a world in which every broken heart can made whole. Director Sara Holdren is a theater artist, theater critic (for New York Magazine and Vulture.com), and educator who has staged the last two productions of our popular A Little Shakespeare program: Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors.


Member Reviews (25)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Great acting
86
Avg Score

93
Refreshing, Romantic, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see Shakespeare treated with care and heart combining romance and bawdy humor , by a cast who seem comfortable.

Don't see it if You can't sit through 2 1/2 hours of verse

80
Ambitious, Clever, Slow, Great singing, Confusing

See it if you are a Joey McIntyre fan and are not expecting a standard staging of a Shakespearean treasure

Don't see it if 2 hours and 45 minutes of the Bard is too much for you to handle

83
Funny, Lengthy, Great special effects, Great staging, Great acting

See it if to experience a phenomenally acted Shakespeare classic with some well-placed musical and other anachronisms to modernize the tone/humor

Don't see it if find original Shakespearean language difficult to comprehend

70
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like updated Shakespeare

Don't see it if Dont like loud music or updated Shakespeare

82
Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You like Shakespeare and don't mind some changes. Are a fan of small energetic casts and want to see Joey McIntyre in a supporting role.

Don't see it if You need Shakespeare to stay original. You're expecting a musical, there are a few songs, but very limited.

88
Entertaining, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great acting, Clever

See it if You appreciate Shakespeare that has been injected with modern twists Timeless story of unrequited love that has hilarious moments throughout

Don't see it if You aren't interested in experiencing a Shakespeare comedy

89
Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love Shakespeare and appreciate fresh new ways of interpreting the work. Also see it if you are a child of the 80s/90s and love NKOTB!

Don't see it if You need your Shakespeare to be period and textbook to the original.

96
Intelligent, Great staging, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if I am a Shakespeare "nut" and have seen many productions in NYC, NJ, Washington DC and London. This production was by far my favorite!

Don't see it if Don't see it if you do not like Shakespeare's work - plain and simple!

96
Refreshing, Masterful, Delightful

See it if you like Shakespeare; shows that are wonderfully staged and acted; that fulfill the promise of the script that fire the imagination

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare

85
Great staging, Intelligent, Refreshing, Clever, Funny

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare and are not looking for a traditional interpretation. The staging was artistic and visually appealing.

Don't see it if You can’t understand Shakespeare or if you want to see Joey Mac singing! His acting was on part though and he was fun to watch!

54
Disappointing, Romantic, Great acting, Quirky, Confusing

See it if If you like Shakespeare you will enjoy the show.

Don't see it if If you do not like Shakespeare this show is not for you. In my opinion It was hard to follow and hard to understand.

81
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare’s comedies but aren’t a stickler for tradition. If you like a little artistic license with your Bard, must see.

Don't see it if If you like your Shakespeare unadulterated and would be upset by the presence of a megaphone or Electric guitar, skip this.

98
Enchanting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Great original music numbers.

Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare

100
So much fun, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love comedy, music and Shakespeare.

Don't see it if sorry but you waited too long. The run has ended.

80
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you love Shakespeare’s comedies, this one is for you.

Don't see it if If Shakespearean language is hard to follow, skip this.

89
Great acting, Must see, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like Shakespeare and enjoy humor

Don't see it if If you don't like Shakespeare

92
Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Funny

See it if The acting was great for most all the players. It was a very funny twist on the original play.

Don't see it if You find The Bard confusing.

87
Funny, Delightful

See it if Modern rendition of Shakespeare but still uses his language. Actors seem to enjoy performing and music is a fun addition.

Don't see it if You are a traditionalist or don't like Shakespeare at all.

100
Delightful, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Wonderful production! Very funny!

Don't see it if You want to unwrap candy during the show

90
Great staging, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like Shakespeare done in a way you’ve never seen it done before, Two River Theatre is always the place to go. Shakespeare in concert(ish

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist or you don’t like loud music/noise. In addition, don’t see it if you don’t like seeing TN as a true comedy.

95
Delightful, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if See this show if you like funny situations where there is mistaken identity, unrequited/requited love, and a happy ending for almost all.

Don't see it if Don't see this show if you are unwilling to give Shakespeare a break and if you don't read a plot summary.

100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if It will be a lovely surprise

Don't see it if Hate Good Theater

100
Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny, Clever

See it if I am a Shakespeare-lover, but I took three other people who are still a bit scared of the language. This play engaged and entertained them.

Don't see it if You can't follow several story lines.

During previews
79
Ending felt unresolved, So-so acting from the band members in smaller roles, Hilarious toby belch & andrew augecheek, Excellent viola & olivia, Simple yet effective set

See it if want to see a cleverly staged & directed version of the play. Some lovely performances and a lot of humor. Musicians add a fun, hip factor.

Don't see it if are expecting a fully resolved production. There are some audibility issues, and the Lobbyists are better musicians than actors.

Also I'd be shocked if the very phallic cod-piece that Malvolio wears makes... Read more Read less

During previews
96
Great staging, Funny, Great acting, Great music, Must see

See it if You like comedy and music!

Don't see it if Possible offensive language


January 24th, 2020
"Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ wins once more in Red Bank"
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January 20th, 2020
"A mood unmoored"
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January 25th, 2020
"Two River Theater’s ‘Twelfth Night’ is daringly different"
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January 20th, 2020
"Director Sara Holdren delivers the fun in her dynamic production. Her decision to team up with the theater collective and band The Lobbyists is ambitious and rewarding. "
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