A Midsummer Night's Dream (New York Classical Theatre)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (New York Classical Theatre)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (New York Classical Theatre) NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(37 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
5%
Negative
0%
Members say
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting

About the Show

New York Classical Theatre presents a free, outdoor, roving staging of Shakespeare's magical comedy about young love featuring passion and romance, hysterics and high jinks in equal measure.

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Member Reviews (37)

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133 Reviews | 22 Followers
85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like Shakespeare, love seeing classic works done in non-traditional settings, and want to laugh

Don't see it if You don'y like Shakespeare or the idea of getting up to move from scene to scene.

73 Reviews | 15 Followers
80
Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You love the play and want to see an eccentric contemporary production

Don't see it if If you like your Shakespeare straight Read more

68 Reviews | 9 Followers
91
Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if If you love a little laughter with your Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare....stay away!

64 Reviews | 8 Followers
85
Delightful, Funny, Clever, Fun, Engaging

See it if love outdoor theatre

Don't see it if you don't want to get up and down to follow the action

47 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to start watching Shakespeare. This is probable the best play to get started with.

Don't see it if you don't have any interest in the bard's work and its renditions.

37 Reviews | 7 Followers
88
Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing, Funny, Original

See it if You like Shakespeare enough to see a light version of it, and if you like to be more involved than just sitting in a theatre.

Don't see it if You don't like the outdoors and you are very happy to be sitting in a comfy theater seat.

31 Reviews | 14 Followers
64
Banal, Overrated, Intelligent

See it if You love the play but want it done again in a different view

Don't see it if You'd rather traditional Shakespeare. MSND is not one of my favorites so it didn't capture me

30 Reviews | 7 Followers
71
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Family-friendly, Quirky

See it if you like being outdoors!, need a family activity, want to mix up date night with show & a picnic, are in a light-hearted mood!

Don't see it if you have trouble walking or sitting on the ground for long periods of time, don't like bugs, want spectacle (nature is the spectacle!)

Critic Reviews (1)

The New York Times
July 5th, 2016

"Being within earshot of the performers was mostly a matter of luck...But you have to adjust expectations when theater moves outdoors...The travails of the young lovers got a bit lost, while the scheming of Oberon and the mischief of Puck were similarly muted. But the rude mechanicals did well...'Pyramus and Thisbe,' the play within the play, is raucously silly fun...This 'Midsummer' is a little elusive, but it’s not a bad way to spend a beautiful evening outside in the city."
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