Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost
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Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost

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

(89 Reviews)
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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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Member Reviews (89)

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567 Reviews | 146 Followers
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

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
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.

470 Reviews | 112 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if Tasty appetizer portions of many dishes, glass of white & also red wine, plus a shot, all included with ticket. Cast has a blast + interacts

Don't see it if A bit hard to follow the plot, but who cares? 1 hr 45 min flies by and you'll have fun with the merry cast while being wined & dined.

431 Reviews | 131 Followers
Spirited and fun, Charmingly goofy, A "tasty" night out, Unique experience, Inventive choreography/music

See it if Like yr Skspre abridged & modernized, turned into a musical & offered up as funky dinner theater. It's clever, fun & a true NY experience.

Don't see it if Don't want 2 to eat a set menu (8 courses!) served by a talented cast w some minor audience interaction, or want serious the-ay-tuh. QUIRKY! Read more

425 Reviews | 62 Followers
Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if Food, booze (red, white, & Jager), and pop song choreography loosen up the quick Shakespeare play. Light production and food.

Don't see it if You have hardcore Shakespeare expectations. Super queeny gay acting “fool” is cheap laughs. Food is ok, mini courses. Read more

360 Reviews | 89 Followers
Enchanting, Delightful, Funny, Romantic, Fluffy

See it if You want to see a Shakespeare production that is a pure ball of joy and energy. You are a foodie as well as a theatre lover.

Don't see it if You dislike truncated/edited works of Shakespeare. Definitely not one for Shakespeare purists. Read more

330 Reviews | 103 Followers
Delightful, Refreshing, Quirky, Great writing, Funny

See it if You want a fun night out! Pared down version of LLL but the cast was high energy and full of enthusiasm..

Don't see it if You prefer traditional productions of Shakespeare or a Broadway play. Read more

315 Reviews | 71 Followers
Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if if you want the fun of experiencing theater in the round and having the actors serve you weird food/drink as part of show.

Don't see it if you can't stand Shakespeare performed by inconsistent performers and don't want to eat MAC N Cheese with CHEETOS and drink Jagermeister.

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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Front Row Center
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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Daily Beast
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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