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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

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.

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.

40
Excruciating, Indulgent, Couple of good performers, Oh my god it's too long!, Good staging

See it if Such a lovely space for such a bad play. 1 surprisingly good actress, 1 campy but competent actor. Use of sparse set pieces was well done.

Don't see it if don't have a high tolerance for badly written absurd farces. 1 HOUR TOO LONG! Painfully repetitive dialogue. The intermission is your escape

40
Cliched, Disappointing, Raunchy

See it if You are friends with the cast and crew. You support LGBTQ theater.

Don't see it if You like Shakespeare adaptations that make sense. You don't like long show- 2.5 hours!


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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