12th NIGHTed NYC Reviews and Tickets

58%
(17 Ratings)
Positive
24%
Mixed
53%
Negative
23%
Members say
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (17)

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57 Reviews | 13 Followers
75
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched

See it if You enjoy a good mistaken identity farce with plenty of sexual innuendo. You support the LGBTQ community and smaller productions.

Don't see it if You are looking for a highs scale production with an expensive set and wardrobe.

291 Reviews | 716 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.

461 Reviews | 98 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.

417 Reviews | 190 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

112 Reviews | 56 Followers
67
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You don't mind weird adaptations of Shakespeare or are a friend of the cast.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of campiness or poorly executed Italian and Italian-American accents.

86 Reviews | 20 Followers
60
Great acting, Dizzying, Fluffy

See it if you like camp and exaggerated over-acting, and don't mind silliness and bad accents

Don't see it if you like dignified theater and don't like loose Shakespeare adaptations.

1214 Reviews | 486 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.

524 Reviews | 134 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

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre Reviews Limited
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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