Theater 2020 invites you to experience Shakespeare’s delightful pastoral comedy full of some of his most memorable characters, in this adaptation set in modern times. More…
Shakespeare tackles gender fluidity with comic gusto. Meet some of the Bard’s most famous characters, including the guitar strumming melancholy Jaques (“All the world’s a stage”), the rapping jester Touchstone (who is joined by the puppet Audrey), and the cross dressing Rosalind. This production includes original music and is perfect for the whole family.
See it if You want a solid, charming & fun performance You want a cast with solid classical training.
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare transposed to a modern setting. You don't want any of the verse cut. You prefer big production values.
See it if you're charmed by this comedy, acted with keen, admirable fervor. No sets, tiny stage, but original music & great costumes fill the bill!
Don't see it if you need fleshed-out staging, dislike actors in dual roles. My peeve—audience members with no filter on brash laughter & shout-outs to cast.
See it if you want some music with your Shakespeare as well as simple sets and engaged performers delighting you with the bard's romantic words.
Don't see it if you desire a more elaborate staging and a professional acting ensemble. These actors have fun with their roles and we enjoy their enjoyment.
See it if you like an intro to this Shakespearean play in its minimalist/abridged form and don't mind a minimalist production - in set/costume & cast.
Don't see it if you want a big production /period set & costume design typical of Shakespeare. But as consolation it makes you concentrate on the dialogues.
See it if Want to see a fun showing of Shakespeare. You support community theatre. The leads were particularly enjoyable.
Don't see it if Want a full Shakespeare experience (the script is cut down to fit in 90 minutes). Need full sets and props to understand/ enjoy performances
See it if You love Shakespeare and are looking for 90 minutes of fun and laughter.
Don't see it if You're looking for a flashy show. It's tiny, multiple characters are played by more than 1 person, 1 character is played by a puppet.
See it if you're familiar with & love Shakespeare. A recent visit to the Globe in London enhanced my appreciation for this production.
Don't see it if you need Broadway glitz. This is a bare- bones effort, no sets, minimal props, performance driven, some of which rapid & hard to understand