Malvolio NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(39 Ratings)
Positive
95%
Mixed
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Negative
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Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Great staging, Ambitious

About the Show

A comedic sequel to Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (39)

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207 Reviews | 29 Followers
100
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You want to see a simply amazing performance by a terrific cast with an super talented cast.

Don't see it if ...can't think of a reason not to Read more

273 Reviews | 84 Followers
91
Entertaining, Quirky, Beautiful, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy a visually beautiful show full of laughs and fun on stage. There is also great dancing. Contemporary Shakespeare amazes us again

Don't see it if You don’t want to laugh or sit outside in an amphitheater. Shakespeare is amazingly contemporary but may not be your thing.

614 Reviews | 286 Followers
90
Refreshing, Funny, Clever, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Malvolio,a comical charac of Twelfth Night,here becomes a valiant hero who explores the diff between revenge&redemption. A powerful African*

Don't see it if Uninterested in spendin a fun summer eve under the Harlem sky It was nice to witness a hot reception from the audience&grt actors havin fun. Read more

713 Reviews | 402 Followers
90
Great staging, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Great & enjoyable evening with this classic! Wonderful cast with excellent direction. Very creative set.

Don't see it if If you do not like Shakespeare, then skip this one.

314 Reviews | 188 Followers
89
Great communal vibe!!, Great dancing, Entertaining, Original, Ambitious

See it if No pretense!! 2hrs of pure Shakespearean JOY!! The show fits the outdoor theatre & the crowd perfectly. Plot twists are .. oh my!! I’m a fan

Don't see it if of Classical Theatre of Harlem now (I just ordered their hoodie). The ending is so satisfying, solved my uneasy feeling acting 12th Night.. Read more

52 Reviews | 5 Followers
87
Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a fun, colorful, irreverent sequel to Malvolio's torment in 12th Night, with great movement and costumes.

Don't see it if You consider Shakespeare's plots and language to be sacrosanct and/or thought Malvolio deserved the abuse.

94 Reviews | 13 Followers
86
Well-written, Quirky, Hilarious, Clever, Funny

See it if You want a new spin on TWELFTH NIGHT.

Don't see it if You're a purist when it comes to Shakespeare, or if you don't like anachronisms.

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105 Reviews | 38 Followers
85
Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Quite delightful despite not the strongest script and uneven acting

Don't see it if Don't expect much Shakespeare in this - it effectively just borrowed a few character names with barely any backstory still being relevant Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
July 10th, 2023

CRITIC’S PICK: “With a color palette that pops, and choreography that does, too, this is a visually and aurally enticing production.”
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Time Out New York
July 10th, 2023

"4/5 Stars! This premiere of 'Malvolio' is consistently appealing as well as eye-popping...Like its protagonist, the production is still finding itself. Several parts and players are uproarious...while some other shtick does not yet land. But Shamieh is not just out for laughs. Toward the end, as the characters confront each other and long-held secrets and longings are revealed, you may even find yourself a little verklempt. Would that we all could have a second act as fulfilling as 'Malvolio's."
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Theatermania
July 10th, 2023

“For the most part, Shamieh doesn’t really try to emulate Shakespeare’s rhythms and wordplay, opting instead to have her characters speak in a contemporary style that comes off as distractingly arch when it isn’t embarrassingly prosaic about its themes. Her heavy-handed comic touch hardly helps.”
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Off Off Online
July 18th, 2023

“Under codirectors Belknap and Jones, ‘Malvolio’ is a modern-day parable that gives Olivia’s steward a second chance at life...this sequel to Shakespeare’s play will serve as a kind of emollient to the soul.”
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