12th NIGHTed NYC Reviews and Tickets

60%
(18 Reviews)
Positive
28%
Mixed
50%
Negative
22%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, 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 (18)

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952 Reviews | 387 Followers
59
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.

457 Reviews | 127 Followers
93
Almost operatic, Larger than life, Lgbtq inspired, Shakespeare adaptation, Farcical

See it if appreciate the tropes of farce comedy & operatic acting, savor the sense of the ridiculousness, 2 C someone else slip on the banana peel

Don't see it if can't take step of empathizing with someone else's pain or triumph, can't find the humor in the ridiculous, need the ridiculous your way

435 Reviews | 117 Followers
50
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

406 Reviews | 188 Followers
68
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

433 Reviews | 93 Followers
69
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.

414 Reviews | 64 Followers
35
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.

291 Reviews | 704 Followers
75
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
25
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.

Critic Reviews (1)

T
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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