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A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Drilling Company)
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88

A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Drilling Company) NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(7 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Must see, Delightful

About the Show

The Drilling Company presents the Bard's timeless comedy of dueling lovers, warring fairies, and a comically inept band of actors. Part of the troupe's free outdoor Shakespeare season.

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Member Reviews (7)

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting, Must see

See it if like me you love this play, you saw it a 100 times and you want to see it like you've never seen it before

Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare, and mix between old plays and new direction.

87
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if classic

Don't see it if you don't like the shakespeare

Critic Reviews (2)

July 8th, 2016

"There’s nothing groundbreaking about Curtiss’s production...But we come here to escape, and escapism is what we get: Curtiss’s actors throw themselves into the merry chaos, leaning into the play’s farcical slapstick...At times, the performances are overly broad. But the mechanicals’ presentation of 'Pyramus and Thisbe…in Space!' is a camp delight...This 'Midsummer' is decidedly uncool, but it’s so sincere and game for anything that you can’t help rooting for it all the same."
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July 22nd, 2016

"I was most taken by the performance of Kathleen Simmonds as Helena...Warren Jackson as Oberon is striking...Serena Miller is a spirited Titania. Eddie Shields is a persuasive Lysander...I was less thrilled by the choice to make Quince’s players a collection of computer nerds and, if anything could be shortened, it might be the treatment of the 'Pyramus and Thisbe' play at the end. But all in all, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot is an experience...Here you can feast on Shakespeare."
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