Fiasco Theater brings their hallmark style and expansive imagination to one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies in Classic Stage Company's production.
Shipwrecked on the island of Illyria, Viola and her twin brother Sebastian are separated, each fearing the other lost to the sea. Viola disguises herself as a boy and wades into a complex romantic triangle with Duke Orsino and the Countess Olivia.
See it if You enjoy Shakespeare, this is a fun production done very informally with the actors interacting with the audience at times.
Don't see it if You’re not a fan of Shakespeare. Even though this is fun and light it’s still two and a half hours of The Bard.
See it if Despite Fiasco's usual impeccible standards, show seems curiously flat Antics of supporting actors/rustics (esp Paco Tolson) save evening
Don't see it if Show sometimes feels as if staged by (designer) John Doyle himself which is an injustice to the company Play should have been cut somewhat
See it if ...you love the play, or if you don't know the play & want to see a clear presentation of it.
Don't see it if ...you are expecting anything new to be done with this great (but oft-performed) material.
See it if you enjoy watching Shakespearean works staged in non-traditional ways, or you're a fan of Fiasco Theater.
Don't see it if you're not familiar with this play and have difficulty with Shakespeare's language. You may find this hard to follow.
See it if you enjoy a non traditional version of the play. There is singing between scenes and to help set up scenes. Well presented and very funny.
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare, Twelfth Night or non traditional productions. I did have trouble with the diction of a few characters.
See it if you enjoy Shakespearean comedies and fun productions. The music was a nice addition, and cast gives their all.
Don't see it if you consider 2.5 hours of Shakespeare a boring evening or you enjoy Shakespeare but are looking for a more outside the box production.
See it if enjoyable, well spoken, inventive take on Shakespeare with direct address, audience inclusion & clowning are what you expect from Fiasco
Don't see it if you can't listen & laugh for 2 3/4 hours, u need more than 10 actors 2 entertain u, you need spectacle & "traditional" Shakespearean interp
See it if you like your Shakespeare played with skill and fun. Traditional text with updated costumes and staging. Very experienced troupe of actors
Don't see it if I thought that Fiasco's 2 Gentlemen of Verona was more effective. We saw it on Sat, Jan. 6 -- the actual 12th Night, so it was very festive
See it if you like an easy to follow, very enjoyable version of 12th Night Many of the cast members also are the musicians & seem to be having fun.
Don't see it if you prefer a production that digs a little deeper. That said, this one is really entertaining.
See it if you want one of Shakespeare's comedies performed in a non-traditional manner by a high-energy troupe
Don't see it if you want elaborate period costumes and setting, want Mark Rylance as Viola; don't want uneven acting
See it if You are a fan of the Fiasco company and their style of performance, this is a fine example.
Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare or expect large scale epics
See it if Want a straight-forward version of this play by a troop that has fun with it.
Don't see it if Love Fiasco and expected more from them. Seemed a bit draggy at points and too much emphasis on the clowns.
See it if You like Shakespeare. You like comedy.
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare
Also I laughed the whole time and so did everyone else.
See it if You appreciate a hard working, talented, down-to-earth cast who love their craft, and consistently engage the audience.
Don't see it if You do not like theater that is almost 3 hours long, or are bothered by productions that use poetic license.
See it if you like Shakespeare. This is a delightful telling of this play. Quirky and modern, yet true to the original. Great acting and music.
Don't see it if you just don't like the Bard. However, if you are on the fence you might give this one a try. It's very accessible.
See it if Exuberant spirited Fiasco Company take on the greatest and funniest of all Shakespeare comedies; great turns by Ben Steinfeld and PacoTolson
Don't see it if You need your Shakespeare pure and don’t like musical embellishments or more modern takes
See it if you want a playful and lightweight presentation of Shakespearean comedy. Fine acting with the primary characters and an excellent fool.
Don't see it if Overly exaggerated comic relief characters who shout more than act drives you nuts. Certainly not a a traditional approach to the text.
See it if you are looking for a fun, intelligent version of this play. The acting is great, the music works well. It was a really enjoyable show.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy Shakespeare. Honestly, that is the only reason. Even then, give it a try--this show is an absolute delight.
See it if You are a fan of Fiasco Theater or John Doyle, their take on Shakespeare. The play is well acted and sung
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare or only like a classic interpertation
See it if you want to see a fabulous ensemble of gifted actors bring contemporary verve to Shakespeare while still delivering the text with skill!
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare or you only enjoy Shakespeare when done in traditional period fashion.
See it if Great intro to Shakespeare's comedy- for the novice and the Bardophile. Funny, great incidental music, Fine cast..Presented with elan.
Don't see it if Fine comedy even if you don't like Shakespeare. No scenery just props, small theater in the round. Fourth wall keeps disappearing.
See it if you enjoy Twelfth Night and the Fiasco, this is a fun rendition and the Fiasco always brings good energy
Don't see it if you want the pure joy of the Fiasco's other productions (Two Gentlemen; Into the Woods). It's hard to put a finger on why this disappoints
See it if you like a reimagining of Shakespeare's lightest tale and a fun physical comic take on it
Don't see it if you prefer a trimmed down Shakespeare and a typical staging of it.