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Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost
West Village
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Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(89 Reviews)
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97%
Mixed
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Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Quirky

About the Show

This intimate, in-the-round production of Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost" invites you to enjoy an eight course tasting menu with wine, created in front of you throughout the performance.

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Clever, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if The Bard served up to be palatable (literally) for modern diners.What all actors aspire--to play Shakespeare & juggle apps. simultaneously.

Don't see it if Further degradation heaped on hardworking actor class, but what the hey--the grub's good. Might be required to sit on divan w/ strangers. Read more

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Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You want a fun, modern take on a rarely seen Shakespeare play. You want to see a well- trained classical cast in a semi-immersive setting.

Don't see it if You prefer Shakespeare unedited and/or in a classical setting. You prefer classical plays performed w/ a more serious tone.

Critic Reviews (6)

October 13th, 2018

"This unique show puts a delicious spin on one of Shakespeare's most beguiling comedies...Goldman's tasting menu smartly echoes and enhances the story...Swern's nimble staging matches the economy of his well-shorn script: The run time is cut down to two hours, with the whole Kingdom of Navarre effortlessly squeezing into the dining room...The cast welcomes us into what feels like an intimate dinner party amongst a group of particularly nerdy friends."
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October 30th, 2018

“An entirely new take on the cryptic comedy...Eight young actors will amuse you with their comic antics and tickle your taste buds with a delicious eight-course meal...The food is good but the play's is still the thing and the actors speak their Shakespeare trippingly...Swern, supported by an able cast, takes the ‘sweet smoke of rhetoric’ from Shakespeare's original, adds on a well-seasoned meal, and simply allows the audience to sit back and enjoy the great feast of language.”
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October 23rd, 2018

“A creative, fun and audience-involved event that satisfies all of the senses...I could see that the multi-generational attendees were truly captivated, as was I, by the adventure, joined in the experience and became completely involved with the creativity of both the show, the drinks and the food. The fun of the evening, sprinkled with delightful music was accompanied by creative dances...Everyone left happy in mind, body and spirit."
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November 23rd, 2018

"The two-hour presentation features music, dance, an eight-course menu with drinks, and a fine dose of Shakespeare, all stirred together for an appetizing evening...'Shake & Bake: Love’s Labor’s Lost' is a sweet and savory treat, even for Shakespeare purists...Goodrich and Fredrick are a particularly attractive Berowne and Rosaline among an appealing cast."
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November 12th, 2018

"Let it be noted that the actors are not only excellent in their roles but also proficient waiters, something not too surprising when one considers how so many actors at one time in their lives earn their living. They also pour wine and bus the tables. And they’re not working for tips! In fact, what they get at the end of the show is well-deserved applause. This 'Love’s Labour’s Lost' is a feast for the eyes, ears and palate. It’s the kind of innovate theater we’re all hungry for."
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October 14th, 2018

"A pure and unadulterated delight...It combines an eight course meal, with wine pairings and a compact and breezy Shakespearean comedy...'Shake & Bake' manages to produce a near perfectly turned 'Love’s Labour’s Lost,' one worthy of any of any of New York’s stages...There is scarcely a clunky note over the course of two hours...Rarely have I seen an audience more engaged or enthralled with Shakespeare...As easy and breezy a production of Shakespeare as can be found."
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