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12th NIGHTed

From 17 member  reviews
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. More…

Adapted from the Bard by Patrick Thomas McCarthy, '12th NIGHTed' catapults double sets of orphaned twins into Little Italy’s Palazzo Earnrighto, home to the widowed entrepreneur Olivia Ruttate Earnrighto and her wacky Italian family. Sexual confusion and mistaken identity run rampant as this wacky rom-com set on the 12th Night of Christmas 1967 whips its characters into a farcical frenzy.


Member Reviews (17)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Dizzying, Disappointing, Cliched

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.

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

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.

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

50
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.

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.

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.

55
Raunchy, Funny, Confusing, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if enjoy farce and overacting, don't expect too much great acting, light and fluffy theater, looking for an easy laugh

Don't see it if you are looking for something serious

60
Disappointing

See it if You have low expectations

Don't see it if High expectations


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 tim...
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