This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in the Mobile Unit's take on Shakespeare’s beloved comedy.
Four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment.
Now in its eighth year, the Mobile Unit meets audiences where they are by presenting Shakespeare and other works in recreation centers, prisons, senior centers, schools, and other community gathering places across the five boroughs, before ending their run at the Public.
See it if you'd like an accessible, lively, engaging, funny version of MSND. Because of many cuts, helps to know the plot. Many delightful flourishes.
Don't see it if you like your Shakesp traditional. Humor (not emotion) is emphasized. Fun dancing before/after...and snacks! Public's mobile unit delivers.
See it if You enjoy Shakespeare done right. Taking only the best moments and cutting it into a tight 90 minutes of hilarity.
Don't see it if You don't like to laugh, have fun, or like your Shakespeare parred down to the best bits.
See it if you’ll take a merry jaunt through an NYC forest w/ Mobile Unit’s favorite jesters (Christopher Ryan Grant! David Ryan Smith!)
Don't see it if you want a Midsummer that’s deep, complex, etc. This holds your attention with one bright, shiny object/punchline after another.
See it if They do a good job of making Shakespeare accessible. Even if you have trouble keeping track of the dialog, give this troupe a chance.
Don't see it if You don't like overacting or whatever you might call it.
See it if you love Shakespeare ( even when it's transported to NYC); you love the Public Theater & it's great outreach company; you want to have fun
Don't see it if you need your Shakespeare straight; don't care to be up close & personal with a rollicking cast of great performers
See it if you enjoy Mobile Unit shows, short to the point version of Shakespeare, or want to see delightful & funny script performed by great cast!
Don't see it if you’re not a fan of Shakespeare or his language, or if you don’t like minimal staging and costumes or intimate shows.
See it if Enjoy a lean fast moving light hearted and accessible production of MSD. Have never seen MSD. Enjoy great dialogue and a fun plot.
Don't see it if Want a more complex staging and performance. Want to see the subtleties of MSD explored. Don't like MSD or have seen it many times.
See it if you like quirky Shakespeare on budget, the actors are fresh and give it there all
Don't see it if you don't like being a part of the show cause that's what it feels like!
See it if you would like to watch a diverse and energetic cast tackle a Shakespearean classic, with simpler "DYI" staging and production.
Don't see it if you need ornate sets and elaborate costumes.
See it if You love quirky Shakespeare on a shoestring budget; stellar up-and-coming actors excite you; you need a joyful, feel-good night out.
Don't see it if You already hate Midsummer or Shakespeare. This one’s for the fans.
See it if You like fun riotous Shakespeare,yet still faithful. This moved quickly & remained completely understandable. Likely the best MobileUnit yet
Don't see it if You want Shakespeare 100% sticking to the original, but still check it out anyway, you'll change your mind