Offline Productions presents their modern rendition of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night,' following Viola as she navigates the world of love, mixed identity and individualism. More…
Keeping with the original spirit of the play, this adaptation transports audiences to an exotic and far-off destination: the Hawaiian beach resort of Illyria. There, audience members enter the hotel empire of the classy and sophisticated Olivia. While the lovelorn Duke Orsino plots to win the heart of the mourning Olivia, an alliance of servants and hangers-on scheme against the high handedness of Olivia's steward, the pompous Malvolio. When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola (who has disguised herself as a young man under the name Cesario) to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet and hilarious chain of events follows. The production includes surfers, wild hotel guests, beach performers and an epic singer…or two.
"A hip retelling of the classic comedy...The company on a whole has done a good job of framing the verse so that it’s accessible to most audiences and has found the buffoonery and humor in the nuances of the text. Offline combines music, comedy, and solid classical performance to make the evening a memorable jaunt into a classical tale." Full Review
See it if you want to see a modern, hilarious staging of a Shakespearean comedy. Amazing downtown theater: multiethnic, transgenderfluid,hiphop. Fun!!
Don't see it if u r dead in the soul or demand extravagant staging. This is done with the audience sitting around the stage like a boxing ring. Go see it!!!
See it if You want to see one of Shakespeare's best comedies. Love! Cross-dressers! Word play! It's all there to enjoy.
Don't see it if You get tripped up by Shakespearean language
See it if you want to try an adorable, diverse, modern musical version of 12th night. Nikki James,Shuler Hensley,Shaina Taub composer/actor excel.
Don't see it if you like a traditional version of 12th Night not the 90 minute clever highlights musical version being performed in the Park.
See it if You enjoy Shakespeare. This is a good production with some interesting twists to typical 12th Night's. The opening shipwreck was well done
Don't see it if Have hearing problems - no hearing assistance and the dialog can get lost
See it if you want to see why Shakespeare's plays have lasted so long. This is a modern look at love in a mixed up world where identities get lost.
Don't see it if you are a purest about your Shakespeare or have no imagination because the sets are bare and actors play several roles. Might confuse you.
See it if You want to see the community get involved in theater, and bring joy and love to the stage.
Don't see it if You're a Shakespeare purist, or even an enthusiast: they only use some of the text, and could have used more.
See it if You are a Shakespeare fan and enjoy seeing his classic plays done on stage.
Don't see it if You don't like or don't understand Shakespearean plays. You will be confused unless you read a synopsis beforehand.
See it if you enjoy Shakespearean comedies,
Don't see it if you expect Fiasco can always deliver at the level of its CYMBELINE and INTO THE WOODS. Worth seeing, but not up to those.
See it if you want to laugh your face off and also tear up with sympathy at the bizarre hijinks of a society that amounts to another world.
Don't see it if you're a sourpuss. You might not laugh, and it deserves to be laughed at.
See it if You love Shakespeare. Brilliant actors and brilliant staging.
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare. Twelfth Night is a great story, and a beloved Shakespeare original.
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