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Twelfth Night

From 62 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (62)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting
88
Avg Score

84
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare cleverly done. It is easily understood and the movement is comic and delightful.

Don't see it if You don’t like 2 1/2 hour plays.

78
Classic, Shakespeare, Funny, Staged in the round, Entertaining

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.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare but don't want the weight of a tragedy in your evening.

Don't see it if you don't like Old English.

84
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

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.

90
Refreshing, Masterful, Quirky, Hilarious, Must see

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!!!

80
Funny

See it if You like Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You don't.

90
Funny, Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining, Refreshing

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

90
Funny, Clever, Great writing, Masterful, Fun

See it if You love new adaptations of classic shows

Don't see it if You do not like change in classic shows

100
Entertaining, Refreshing, Must see, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You want a GREAT NY fun experience. A celebration during some tough times.

Don't see it if You want a traditional version of the play. This is not that.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging

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.

79
Entertaining, Quirky, Clever

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.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Ambitious, Funny

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

75
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if love Shakespeare. love triangles great acting.

Don't see it if find it hard to follow old english.

Also i would suggest reading up on any Shakespear play you see, sometimes t... Read more Read less

100
Hilarious, Masterful, Indulgent

See it if You love stories about royal families

Don't see it if You really don't like Shakespeare's work

86
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy comedy, mistaken identity, and a good evening of Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you don't have a funny bone.

90
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy comedies of identity and Shakespeare at his best.

Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare's comedies.

Don't see it if You dislike Shakespeare.

80
Romantic, Entertaining, Great singing, Original, Fluffy

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.

80
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Dated, Funny

See it if You love Shakespeare

Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare

100
Great acting, Intelligent, Original, Clever, Riveting

See it if You want to see innovative doubling, and use of space!

Don't see it if You are a traditionalist!

96
Clever, Funny, Masterful, Must see

See it if The set, acting, music, everything was beautiful. It was set in the 1930s for this company's version. A hilarious tale from Shakespeare.

Don't see it if It can be confusing if the actor/actress plays both roles of brother and sister. Its a tale of mistaken identity and love.

85
Clever, Funny, Delightful, Great writing, Enchanting

See it if you like musicals and cleverly written takes on classic Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you want to see the play as-is-written, or if you aren’t okay with the possibility of getting rained on!

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

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.

79
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like a refreshing take on an old standard.

Don't see it if You're married to the hackneyed version of these kinds of plays.

76
Funny, Slow

See it if You like musical adaptations to Shakespeare (Shakespearee in the park at Central Park).

Don't see it if You love to hear original Shakespearean text.


November 11th, 2015
"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...
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