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Midsummer: A Banquet
Greenwich V
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Midsummer: A Banquet NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(79 Reviews)
Positive
96%
Mixed
4%
Negative
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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.

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90
Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want a wonderful bare bones production of Midsummer. I laughed so hard. This 8 person ensemble Is fully committed and utterly delightful

Don't see it if you're expecting a banquet *or* a truly immersive Third Rail production. This is site specific *not* immersive. And banquet is overselling. Read more

90
Shakespeare as you like it, Charming midsummer night

See it if you love Midsummer Night's Dream, a good laugh & tasty food. Acting is good, staging well choreographed & blocked. Small troupe excels.

Don't see it if you dislike Shakespeare or want only serious theater in a theater setting. But eating & drinking during this play is highly appropriate. Read more

Critic Reviews (11)

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 tasting menu throughout."
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August 19th, 2019

"Shakespeare’s 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream,'...is 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 Midsummer Night's Dream' paired with a distinctive tasting menu."
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August 10th, 2019

"'Midsummer: A Banquet' is an auditory and oral treat, a light entertainment for this time of year. Using Zach Morris and Victoria Rae Sook's skillfully adapted abridgment of Shakespeare's comedy, the evening of dinner theater is a delightful way to experience the Bard."
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August 15th, 2019

"This may be a 'Midsummer Night's Dream' that prizes atmosphere above all else…Staging that's rambunctiously physical and borderline balletic…the food itself can threaten to upstage the play…but it shows the forest's generosity as a space to try on new attractions and new appearances."
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July 29th, 2019

90% "An immersive staging of the Shakespeare comedy with a five-course tasting menu. Storytelling for and with at least five of the senses. 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in every sense of the expression."
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August 11th, 2019

"A wise theatre junkie once said to me that 'A Midsummers Night's Dream' is a play that either 'sings when it's good' or 'sinks easily when it's not.' And this co-production of Food of Love and Third Rail Projects...most magically and sweetly sings."
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July 27th, 2019

“A dinner theater production that followers of Third Rail Projects are likely to find surprisingly ordinary… some fine and funny scenes. The cast is mostly but not uniformly fine, though, and there are only eight of them...some might wonder whether the ‘Banquet’ in the title is meant ironically.”
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August 13th, 2019

A lively, charming, although not memorably spicy, production…Not a single line reading, pause, or gesture has been overlooked, an approach surely necessitated by the cramped, intimate quarters, but also one that reduces any spontaneity in the performances.
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August 4th, 2019

"Zach Morris, who also choreographed, uses the small space very effectively…[Morris] has guided his performers to speak with unhurried clarity. There is scarcely a word lost, and ones that are familiar land with renewed freshness … Emilie Baltz has designed the meals-and you can come hungry."
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