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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Clever
86
Avg Score

89
Fun, Quirky, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy well done Shakespeare and eating while you watch a show

Don't see it if You aren't comfortable with tight spaces. The tables are very tight.

96
Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You love the bard and immersive theater with culinary compliments.

Don't see it if Don’t enjoy “dinner theater”. Can’t think of anything else.

Also This was one of the best versions of Midsummer I’ve ever seen! So dige... Read more Read less

90
Engrossing, Wondrous, Intriguing, Jocular, Amusing

See it if you enjoy watching talented performers interact as you eat.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare, fairies, nor true love.

68
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

90
Immersive, Classic, Funny, Ambitious

See it if well it's just ended so you won't be seeing it, but what a lovely non-feast it was!

Don't see it if You're hungry.

Also More a banquet for the eyes and ears than mouth, but a wholly wonderfu... Read more Read less

96
Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You will love this delightfully-staged version of MSND. Faithful and yet artfully abridged, this director and cast nails it!

Don't see it if If you prefer your Shakespeare re-written into modern English, or want a steak dinner.

90
Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you’re looking for a fun way of seeing shakespeare without a proper stage and incorporating food tasting into the production. great cast.

Don't see it if you want properly staged shakespeare. my one complaint was the seating can be a bit awkward but didn’t take away from my overall enjoyment

86
Clever, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you want a unique immersive experience with food and drinks

Don't see it if you dislike Shakespeare, or are a picky eater.

100
Clever, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if If you love Shakespeare and want to see a fun, funny, and feminist take in an intimate art deco setting, run don't walk to this show!

Don't see it if You really really don't like Shakespeare. But if you ever thought Shakespeare was BORING , this show will completely change your mind!

Also I LOVED this show and have seen it twice. It is great fun in its own r... Read more Read less

92
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy interactive theater, radishes, have the ability to follow multiple story lines, and want a truly enjoyable evening.

Don't see it if Have a bad back (the chairs are awful), can only drink good wine, or are a homophobe.

85
Hilarious, Great acting, Quirky, Funny, Clever

See it if You like your Shakespeare with a twist and delightful tidbits to eat

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare traditionalist and you don’t want food courses to interrupt the show

76
Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You want a new theatre experience. The space is transformed and brings you also with it.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional play setting. Not fully immersive but there is no 4th wall. Also don’t come expecting a full meal

Also My favorite thing was honestly the amazing lighting design. Made it fe... Read more Read less

92
Quirky, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You've been intimidated to see Shakespeare because the plays are hard to follow-- the actors do a great job getting the message across!

Don't see it if You haven't eaten all day and are expecting to fill up at the show; if you don't like intimate dinner seating.

90
Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like Shakespeare with a side of raucous & rambunctious fun! Interesting staging, directing & great acting. The food & drink was divine.

Don't see it if I can’t think of one reason not to see it!

86
Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if You are willing to sit through Shakespeare, because they make it enjoyable and fun. The cast take on several roles including your server!

Don't see it if You expect a filling dinner - it's really just a light meal and fun part of the show.

98
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy intimate settings, laughing and food.

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist. This show is delivered with a modern attitude.

95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like seeing something up close. Creative use of space and limited props/costumes. Very engaging actors.

Don't see it if You like avoiding eye contact, need to use the restroom often.

90
Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to experience Shakespeare's classic tale in a new and exciting way.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare to begin with. You'll need bring along your imagination.

95
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a unique, invigorating experience.

Don't see it if you are a boring person.

95
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Must see

See it if You want to be entertained by a charming and talented troupe in a small and gritty atmosphere

Don't see it if You are expecting a full meal.

88
Intelligent, Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, Enchanting

See it if you’re curious about a new form of theatre and open to new experiences, expecting something lighthearted

Don't see it if you are in the mood of a play deep dramatic and thought provoking

99
Great acting, Funny

See it if A great show acted with courage and commitment to a good time. Breadth of parts for a couple of characters bring out their skills.

Don't see it if You are going for the food or wine.

95
Delightful, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if You are willing to explore the "Classics" in a different environment and LYAO.

Don't see it if You are expecting a Formal performance. Are expecting a 3 course meal.

91
Enchanting, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if You enjoy great comedic timing and performances

Don't see it if You dislike broad comedy.

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if The live music was amazing! The multi-talented cast was engaging and made the story very easy to follow. Very good use of an intimate space

Don't see it if You don't like the cast being inches away from you and having to look around the room to follow all of the movement


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,'...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 Midsumme...
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