Already closed | 2h 30m | Greenwich V

Midsummer: A Banquet

From 79 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Clever

About the show

Food of Love invites you to this environmental staging of one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, replete with besotted lovers and mischievous fairies, which features a multi-course tasting menu. More…

From Third Rail Projects (creators of "Then She Fell") and the producers of the Drama Desk nominated "Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost," comes this 360-degree environmental staging of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." This sumptuous theatrical experience features an elegantly designed tasting menu and is housed in a historic building, just steps from New York City's Union Square.

2h 30m | Already closed | Cafe Fae (Greenwich V)

Member Reviews (79)


Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Clever

Quirky, Overrated, Ambitious, Disappointing, Overdone

See it if you want to watch a scripted relay race where actors are obligated to divert focus from the play at hand to a lot of unrelated tasks

Don't see it if you need the performances/direction/aesthetic immersion to be strong & original enough to balance out a preponderance of gimmicky diversions

Also I don’t have enough goodwill for this, but if you’re in the mood for a... Read more Read less

Unique, Disappointing, Overrated, Intimate, Great acting

See it if You like food and a show-type entertainment, are already familiar with the play and want to see a unique execution of it

Don't see it if You are not familiar with the play, are expecting a substantial amount of food, or need more space as the tables are fairly tightly packed

Also I had seen shows from both the production companies involved, and they... Read more Read less

During previews
Indulgent, Great staging, Disappointing, Ambitious, Funny

See it if You like dinner theater, Shakespeare, and immersive sets. Great site specific design and concept. Fluffy but fun.

Don't see it if U were expecting something transformational like other third rail shows. Much more traditional approach.

Also Third Rail is known for their inventive and boundary pushing adaptatio... Read more Read less

July 24th, 2019
"Dinner theater is underrated…In a triumph of versatility, the eight performers in this inventive and delightfully madcap adaptation of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' not only play its royals, lovers, faeries and rude mechanicals, but also serve a light and delicious five-course tastin...
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August 19th, 2019
"Shakespeare’s 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream,' already a sweet, toothsome morsel of theatre. This makes Food of Love Productions and Third Rail Projects’ immersive production of the play, accompanied by a multicourse tasting menu, delectable in more ways than one."
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July 24th, 2019
"'Midsummer: A Banquet' — Though It Be But Little, It Is Fierce. Food of Love and Third Rail Projects coproduce a modest Midsummer Night's Dream at Café Fae."
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August 12th, 2019
"If, like me, you grew up thinking of dinner theatre as rattletrap revivals of 'Any Wednesday' paired with steamship round of beef, you may be pleasantly surprised by the activities at Café Fae…There, a troupe of charming and talented young people are presenting a lively production of 'A Midsumme...
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