Already closed | 2h 15m | East Village

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Offline Productions)

From 23 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Quirky, Delightful

About the show

Offline Productions presents a modern take on Shakespeare's classic comedy that transports audiences to the enchanted urban forest of NYC’s Lower East Side. More…

Lines are blurred between fairy and starving artist, musician and noble lord, as we follow the interwoven story lines of four young lovers, a troupe of madcap actors, and the fairies who toy with all their fates. The cast features a mix of comedians, actors, improvisers, dancers, and musicians, making for a unique mounting of one of Shakespeare’s most captivating comedies.

2h 15m | Already closed | Theatre 80 (East Village)

Member Reviews (23)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Quirky, Delightful
75
Avg Score

78
Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining, While a few roles are miscast, overall, the cast is very good.

See it if You enjoy non-traditional interpretations of Shakespeare. You want to hear some original music. You want a fun, high-energy cast.

Don't see it if You don't like non-traditional interpretations of Shakespeare. You want a more polished, more traditionally classical cast.

70
Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Looooooooong

See it if You enjoy quirky takes on old classics. The leads were stellar and hit their comedic timing marks beautifully.

Don't see it if You don't like to see good actors mixed with mediocre ones for a sometimes mish-mosh of acting. Also this was very loooooong. Cut out 1/2hr.

70
Confusing, Dizzying, Quirky, Slow, Original

See it if you want a twist on a Shakespeare script. I realized I am not a fan of his writing. Eric Ryan Swanson will def be an upcoming star.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Shakespeare. The show is slow, with an occasional amazing performance by Eric Ryan Swanson.

57
Entertaining, Cliched, Dated

See it if You like Shakespeare and want to see the story retold.

Don't see it if Expect an unique twist in modern day Shakespeare, as there wasn't any connection between the story and it being set in lower east side.

70
Clever, Ambitious, Original, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if like avant-garde productions.

Don't see it if looking for a sophisticated production.

49
Disappointing, Uneven acting, Forced "modernization", Slow

See it if you like the simplicity of small productions, the play as written with a slight modern flair, and won't be distracted by a few bad actors.

Don't see it if you want Shakespeare in the Park quality, modren language, great staging, or an evenly talented cast - one or two actors are cringe worthy.

63
Entertaining, Quirky, Delightful, Empty

See it if A fine production for understanding specific parts of Midsummer but not a fully fleshed out version of the whole.

Don't see it if You need your Shakespeare to be solidly acted and bravely told. This seemed like a very high school-esque production.

62
Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Great acting, Romantic

See it if you encouraging young and new performers in New York is important to you.

Don't see it if you're looking for amazing production value.

84
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if Shakespeare productions that use the original dialogue, are very clever and fast paced.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Shakespeare and don't understand the dialogue.

80
Ambitious, Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Original

See it if You like new and original theatre

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare, or only like traditional staging.

83
Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing, Clever, Enchanting

See it if Enjoy Shakespeare with a modern twist

Don't see it if Want to see a musical

73
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great writing, Raunchy

See it if You want to see an underdeveloped contemporary version of a classic. It will not blow your mind but rather be a little unpleasant.

Don't see it if You want to see a sophisticated or great Shakespearean production.

73
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Romantic, Great writing

See it if You like this classic Shakespeare with a touch of modernity.

Don't see it if You want a cool (temperature). There doesn't seem to be any air conditioning in the small theater.

88
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You're looking for a fun night at the theatre!

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Elizabethan English.

95
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Original

See it if You like modern-day adaptations of Shakespeare shows.

Don't see it if You do not like new, modern adaptations of Shakespeare plays.

76
Dated, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You understand the message the actors are potential creating for you, confusion runes it.

Don't see it if You believe that modern is better, that history is a great piece as well

97
Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if I liked show was entertaining k

Don't see it if NA

72
Disappointing, Banal, Confusing

See it if you want to see a so so production

Don't see it if you want to be entertained

95
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You'd like a fresh take on a classic play!

Don't see it if You're a Shakespeare traditionalist.

87
Clever, Delightful, Exquisite, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You like Shakespeare

Don't see it if You have no patience with Shakespeare

84
Entertaining, Funny, Must see

See it if You like comedies.

Don't see it if If you do not like comedies.

78
Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You enjoy edgy production of a classic.

Don't see it if You not a fan of changing tradition

100
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Original, Funny

See it if You like clever comedy, intimate performances, and rooting for your actors.

Don't see it if If you don't like modern interpretations of classical pieces.


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