Already closed | 1h 15m | Chelsea

15 Villainous Fools

From 22 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful

About the show

Following a run at FringeNYC 2016, this farcical, two-woman adaptation of Shakespeare's 'The Comedy of Errors' returns to New York City.  More…

These two ladies bring pandemonium and a tornado of unstoppable energy to the Bard's comedy. It’s wacky. It’s wild. It’s somewhat understandable. It’s old-school Billy Shakespeare and two fast-talking women stirring up trouble on the stage. Clothes are tossed, hearts are broken, twins are lost.

1h 15m | Already closed | The PIT Loft (Chelsea)

Member Reviews (22)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful
89
Avg Score

80
Clever, Enchanting

See it if you like Shakespeare take off.

Don't see it if don't like something not conventional.

75
Insipid, Hilarious, Dizzying, Over-the-top

See it if You like really silly version of Shakespeare, want a short, breezy production

Don't see it if You don't realize how ridiculous some of Shakespeare's plots really are and would get annoyed at humor

96
Clever, Refreshing, Masterful, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you're looking for a great comedy with extremely talented actors. Very refreshing and lots of fun!

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional play.

100
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful, Intelligent

See it if you want to see funny twist of Shakespearean with 2 very talented artists

Don't see it if you dont want to have fun. Honestly no other reasons.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you like witty fun.

Don't see it if You are a hard core Shakespeare purist

90
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Funny

See it if Loved it!

Don't see it if You don't like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

98
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You want to see a funny, clever, creative take on Shakespeare, replete with pop culture refs, two great comics, and a ton of laughs! Fab!!!

Don't see it if You are looking for serious drama, or a traditional show. This is a light-hearted, super fun, silly romp!

100
Clever, Funny, Riveting

See it if you like Shakespeare and ridiculousness.

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason that people shouldn't see this.

100
Delightful, Dizzying, Hilarious, Quirky, Clever

See it if you enjoy silliness!

Don't see it if you don't like villainous fools—and lots of 'em!

100
Hilarious, Epic, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you want to have a smile frozen on your face for an hour!

Don't see it if you're not looking to laugh

100
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love to laugh

Don't see it if You hate to have fun

For a previous production
85
Ambitious, Energetic, Hilarious, Quirky, Clever

See it if you like energy and silliness and don't mind a show being less than 100% comprehensible.

Don't see it if you're looking for drama, or you like your comedy mainstream, or you want a show that doesn't look like it was done on a shoestring budget.

For a previous production
95
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You love Shakespeare and appreciate fun, quirky adaptations.

Don't see it if You hate having fun and/or laughing

For a previous production
32
Confusing, Quirky, Dizzying, Frenetic

See it if You don't mind having no idea what's happening onstage, and you enjoy frenetic silliness even if not funny.

Don't see it if You want to follow a plot.

For a previous production
93
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Original

See it if You're passionate about bringing Shakespeare to contemporary life, you enjoy creative, new approaches to traditional pieces.

Don't see it if You think there is only one way for Shakespearean plays to be performed, or if your hearing isn't superb (these ladies speak SUPER-FAST).

For a previous production
98
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see a razor sharp and hysterical modern re-telling of one of Shakespeare's complicated comedies. With puppets! We laughed a lot

Don't see it if You aren't willing to pay attention to a smart charming well executed show for 75 minutes

For a previous production
100
Ambitious, Delightful, Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if OMG! OMG! These 2 broads are a revelation! When I wasn't laughing, my mouth was agape at how clever it was. Fun music & choreography too!

Don't see it if you don't like to be delighted for a full hour 15.

For a previous production
96
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to laugh so hard for seventy minutes straight that your abdominals get in a good workout

Don't see it if you aren't into having fun. Seriously see this show! It has a hilariously fantastic and contagious energy.

For a previous production
100
Clever, Delightful, Ambitious, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You love Shakespeare, improv, and comedy

Don't see it if You missed their amazing final performance today

For a previous production
98
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Original

See it if You are in mood for a wild ride on show with lots of improv, a twisted plot, crazy characters, pop music, and laughter... lots of laughter.

Don't see it if Understanding every part of the plot is super important to you. This Shakespeare mashup has 2 wildly energetic women playing every role!

For a previous production
95
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like seeing what two clever ladies can do to Shakespeare.

Don't see it if Seeing young people with more talent than you have bothers you. Your enjoyment of a show revolves around understanding it all.

For a previous production
100
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Original

See it if You are interested in a high energy creative experience and if you're a fan of Shakespeare's work, but enjoy a modern comedic perspective

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor


August 29th, 2017
“An hour-long rollicking and riotous romp that’ll have you rolling in your seat from beginning to end…The production thrives on their unparalleled chemistry…To boot, they’re hysterical…But the true genius of ‘15 Villainous Fools’ is that...there’s actually quite an important underlying level of p...
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August 16th, 2016
for a previous production "For this highly modern and clever take on Shakespeare’s 'The Comedy of Errors,' the very energetic writers and actors Maggie Seymour and Olivia Atwood have condensed the Bard’s farce to an hour, with time for raps, dance breaks, puppets, Nerf guns and a little audience participation…Seymour and ...
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August 14th, 2016
for a previous production "Atwood and Seymour attack the exhaustive task of telling the story by themselves with clockwork precision. Synchronous movements, interwoven lines and original raps, and plenty of improvised dialogue show just how well the show has been rehearsed...Whether you know 'Comedy of Errors' or not, you...
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August 15th, 2016
for a previous production "'15 Villainous Fools' has a winning simplicity...Atwood and Seymour are terrific clowns...and give the old play new immediacy. Okay, some of the stage business does get repetitive at times. But the performers look like they are having such a good time on stage that it really doesn't matter. And ...
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