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Twelfth Night (Frog and Peach)

From 15 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing

About the show

Frog & Peach present a new staging of Shakespeare's classic (and surprisingly modern) comedy. More…

Fiendish pranks, public brawls, over-indulgence, and a cross-dressing romance–it’s just another day in the loopy seaside kingdom of Illyria!

Member Reviews (15)


Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing
Avg Score

Good enough

See it if You’re a big Shakespeare fan. This was...good. Nothing to really dislike about this show. Unfortunately, nothing to really love either.

Don't see it if You’re hoping for anything new, fresh or fun.

Also It was really nice meeting you. I hope our paths cross again soon.

Entertaining, Dizzying, Refreshing, Funny, Banal

See it if you love your Shakespeare in any form. This is a fun take with some good moments and acting, a nice staging with interesting music, costumes

Don't see it if you have a hard time with the language at a rapid-fire pace or need your characters to look the part. Uneven cast and something missing.

Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see Shakespeare done by a company that has a pretty good idea of how to do Shakespeare. This is fun.

Don't see it if you want a polished production with a fully professional cast. The production has significant flaws

Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Well, if you haven't seen Twelfth Night yet, where have you been? But this was a fun staging of it.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare. Or maybe you should come if you think you don't like Shakespeare and find out you do.

Hilarious, Enchanting, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy more modern interpretations of Shakespeare

Don't see it if you find it hard to follow Shakespeare language presented rapid fire way

Refreshing, 2 hours went by fast, Costume design was funky & fresh, Demerits due to too many lines muffed, Fast-paced & well directed

See it if you'd enjoy a fresh approach to The Bard; you're seeking a show that will mesmerize your kids, too; you like Shakespeare's comedies best

Don't see it if Shakespearean English & Elizabethan puns baffle you; you can't keep track of a large cast esp where there's doubling; you never go downtown

Also Rehearse enough so you DON'T trip on your lines, please! Shakespearean... Read more Read less

Amateurish, Bad acting, Bad direction, Well-designed, Shoddy

See it if You like the play in any form, no matter who does it. If you only care about fun costume design.

Don't see it if You want something up to professional standards. This truly felt like a middle-school production in the way it was acted and directed.

Also The director made strong choices, but they felt like an overlay to the... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny

See it if you'd like an abbreviated, quick version of twelfth night

Don't see it if A more polished production is desired

Ambitious, Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Fun

See it if delightful little production of a Shakespeare classic

Don't see it if not a professional cast

Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a bare-bone production of Shakespeare. Good acting. Adequate staging.

Don't see it if you want a lavish and stylish production or a new take on a classic.

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Enchanting

See it if You like good entertainment. Not a Shakespeare person but so enjoyed this production.

Don't see it if You need to see serious theater.

Pleasant, Kooky, Amusing, Earnest, Fluffy

See it if enjoy Shakespeare material on a petite scale.

Don't see it if you prefer big opulent productions.

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Charming cast does an effervescent production of this comedy. Like great champagne with pop music.

Don't see it if You are a grouchy-pants Malvolio.

Funny, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you would like to see an entertaining Twelfth Night with some very funny moments.

Don't see it if (for some unknown reason) you want an unexpected new interpretation.

Also The acting initially seemed a bit subdued. The theater is small but a ... Read more Read less

Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if want to have a great time at the theater

Don't see it if why wouldn't you see it

March 1st, 2019
"While the cadence of poetic lines can be musically pleasant to hear, if the meaning of the words is not in the forefront for the actor, then the story is lost on the listener. A few of the Frog & Peach actors in this production hit their mark consistently in this regard; some, not so consistentl...
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February 25th, 2019
"Although there are some bright moments, this trimmed-down ‘Twelfth Night’ lacks wit and clarity...Save one or two brief exceptions...Benson constructs all the scenes with the actors standing in a horizontal line a few feet downstage of the quirky decorations...The approach to the play itself fee...
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February 27th, 2019
"It’s hard to write a review when you see the potential, and you see the talent, and you see the possibilities, but what gets presented to you just doesn’t quite gel...There is talent there, although heavily bridled, and occasionally it pops through in fits and starts chomping at the bit to get o...
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March 2nd, 2019
"An enthusiastic romp through one of Shakespeare’s most hilarious comedies...The biggest success of this production is the sense of the ensemble's joy in performing it...Their optimism is infectious...But they don’t all necessarily have the skills to raise the production to a professional standar...
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