12th NIGHTed NYC Reviews and Tickets

(17 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Funny, Dizzying, Disappointing, Cliched

About the Show

All Out Arts' Fresh Fruit Festival presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy, updated to the swinging gay '60s in Little Italy, NYC.

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Member Reviews (17)

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1033 Reviews | 425 Followers
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow

See it if You're easily amused. There are a few chuckles here but they really make you wait for them. The actors do their best with what they've got.

Don't see it if You expect any sort of Shakespeare or anything even remotely close to it. It's a cute idea that just isn't written/directed very well.

468 Reviews | 121 Followers
A gay-ish shakespeare misfire

See it if This attempt at theater of the ridiculous is largely frantic and unfunny. Some good moments. I've seen a lot better. Sorry

Don't see it if I'm hoping for better in other shows at the Fresh Fruit Festival

445 Reviews | 67 Followers
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Amaturish

See it if if you enjoy hammy overacting to the point of laughing in the wrong places.

Don't see it if if you are looking for a good spoof. This one is really bad.

406 Reviews | 188 Followers
Entertaining, Dizzying, Great cast, Crazy, Fun singing

See it if You have liked a Charles Mee play;maybe the first draft of one he wrote in grammar school: you feel like being silly; Actors are terrific

Don't see it if You hate raunchy; you did not know it has an LGBTQ theme;soap opera overacting makes you cringe; Play is way too long 2 1/4 hours

435 Reviews | 95 Followers
Ambitious, Dizzying, Quirky, Original, Over-the-top

See it if You enjoy talented actors enjoying themselves on stage. It's a little over the top, but I believe it's very much on purpose, just not my jam

Don't see it if You don't like LGBTQ stories, don't like over the top stories/acting, don't like mediocre scripts, don't like freezing cold theaters.

291 Reviews | 708 Followers
Silly, Boisterous, Farcical, Gender-bending, Quirky

See it if you're up for a farcical LGBQT Shakespeare adaptation with a hyped up community theater energy. Clever script, big goofy performances.

Don't see it if A little long & location is remote but I really didn't mind. Haters on here should have read the description before accepting the invite.

209 Reviews | 38 Followers
A failed attempt to achieve the madcap art and hilarity of the theater of the ridiculous ala charles ludlum and charles busch. very disappointing.

See it if you know someone in the cast and came to scream with forced glee as many in the audience I saw did.

Don't see it if You know and appreciate true camp exaggeration for true comic effect and satire. This wasn't it.

160 Reviews | 29 Followers
Confusing, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if You're ok with a lot of screaming and want to leave with a headache

Don't see it if You'd rather not sit in confusion trying to understand why the writer wrote this.

Critic Reviews (1)

July 18th, 2016

“Hands down, Patrick Thomas McCarthy has written a slam-dunk retelling of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’...The members of the ensemble cast uniformly deliver well-developed outrageous characters...Director Patrick Aran keeps the antics moving along; however, there is room for a quicker pace at times to keep the farce from bogging down...This would tighten the play a bit and make it even more engaging and entertaining.”
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