Ends Sep 07 | 2h 30m | Greenwich V

Midsummer: A Banquet

From 57 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Clever, Enchanting

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 | Ends Sep 07 | Cafe Fae (Greenwich V)

Member Reviews (57)


Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Clever, Enchanting
Avg Score

During previews
Delightful, Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You’re looking for a lighthearted approach to Shakespeare w wine & snacks. Super fun production & talented cast that make you feel at home.

Don't see it if You only like stiff, humorless interpretations of Shakespeare. You can tell these actors are having fun w this comedy, and you should too!

Also This cast does it all! We were greeted by Caroline, who then also serv... Read more Read less

During previews
Delightful, Great staging, Funny, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you love Midsummer and want to be immersed in the experience.

Don't see it if you don’t like Shakespeare.

Also I’d have given it a 100 but I didn’t want it to look like I was someon... Read more Read less

During previews
Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want to see Shakespeare come alive in a unique and well conceived production. This is live theater up close. And fun to boot!

Don't see it if You don’t like classics or you are not an adventurous theater goer.

During previews
Funny, Creative, Ambitious, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an delighted and delightful group of talented actors, dancers, and waiters use all three of their skill sets at once.

Don't see it if you are so traditional as to want your Shakespeare delivered as written, or so modern as to be hurt be a text full of consent issues.

Also You start your evening wandering slightly lost around Union Square, wo... Read more Read less

During previews
Quirky, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful

See it if A lovely version of a midsummer night’s dream, accompanied by yummy food and wine. Great staging and a little bit of interaction.

Don't see it if I really can’t think of a reason not to see this one, unless you really don’t like Shakespeare. But even then try it, it’s light and fun.

During previews
Clever, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a very well executed new take on one of Shakespeare's masterpieces... with great food to go along with the performance

Don't see it if you really know that you don't like the play; that's the only good excuse not to see this one.

During previews
Clever, Confusing, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You're a fan of this play, enjoy unique theater experiences, and can get a good seat.

Don't see it if You don't know the play (I didn't). I just couldn't follow. Also, don't expect the transformative experience Third Rail usually delivers

Also This isn't immersive theater. It's a dinner show. For the price, I was... 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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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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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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