The Bride
76

The Bride NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(34 Reviews)
Positive
76%
Mixed
21%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Clever, Delightful

About the Show

Bottoms Dream presents the NY premiere of this Shakespearean show, which weaves together themes, characters, and plots from 'Much Ado About Nothing' and 'Love's Labour's Lost' to create an original story.

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Member Reviews (34)

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80
Great staging, great energy,, Funny, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You like mash ups of old favorites. You want to hear Shakespeare's verse manhandled- often successfully- in a variety of ways.

Don't see it if you want lush production. Cant follow parallel stories with overlapping and echoed dialogue. Read more

79
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Fast moving

See it if You like Shakespeare with a twist. You like fast moving, energetic theater. You like simple yet effective staging.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare. You prefer elaborate productions. Read more

90
Clever, Ambitious, Great ensemble, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You'd like to experience a young, talented & very likeable cast convincingly (almost) meld 2 Shakespearean plays with great humor & music.

Don't see it if You're a purist, not liking your Shakespeare reimagined, shuffled or musicalized in any way; don't like sparkly lights or theatrical magic. Read more

38
Disappointing

See it if You love Shakespeare and want to see the text reimagined.

Don't see it if You're bored by lackluster, abridged Shakespeare.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare not taken too seriously; excellent acting; fun performance

Don't see it if you want your Shakespeare pure

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting

See it if you love wit and innovation and Shakespeare in a beautiful small theater setting.

Don't see it if you want to see a dramatic production of original Shakespeare.

70
Confusing, Dizzying, Great acting, Great singing, Quirky

See it if You want to watch a play that combines two Shakespeare's comedies in an innovative way. The acting is pretty good.

Don't see it if Hard to follow the way they talk, and the convoluted plot makes it difficult to understand what is going on... Read more

55
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You want to see a confusing pseudo-Shakespearean show!

Don't see it if You enjoy Shakespearean comedies!

Critic Reviews (1)

Theater In The Now
February 23rd, 2017

"'The Bride' is a play for Shakespeare aficionados. In the grand scope of the canon, these two are probably somewhere in the lower middle tier of popularity. That being said, the clarity is not here...As the story unfolds, 'The Bride' is not quite a weaving, it's more like patchwork...Even if you have difficulty following along, where 'The Bride' succeeds is in the consistent physical vocabulary in direction and utilization of instruments and integration of music."
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