See it if you enjoy quirky productions of Shakespeare. This is set in present day upper west side. Some very good acting. You enjoy outdoor theater.
Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare purist. If it bothers you if you can't understand everything (2 actors in particular).
See it if you've always wanted to see "Merry Wives..." and you appreciate young talent.
Don't see it if you are looking for great Shakespeare.
"It’s basically an Elizabethan sitcom...With the stately and graceful New York Public Library as the stage’s backdrop and New York City life as a constant thrum throughout the production, it didn’t really matter a whole lot what was going on onstage...This production is all about simultaneously indulging in the arts and city life—be advised, however: if you’re looking to dive deep into Shakespeare, this might not be the place to do it...Some lighthearted Shakespeare."
"A well-written play...one of the better pieces I've seen brought to life so far this year...It’s one of those plays that gets better over the course of the night, as the relationship between Vera and David progresses and evolves...Captures the lives of Jews and immigrants in the early 20th century, while also showing us how the essence of the problems our world faced over a century ago have never really left us...A political drama just as much as it's a love story."