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.
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.
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.
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
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!