The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park presents a re-imagining of Public Works’ 2016 musical adaptation of 'Twelfth Night.' More…
Professional artists and two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs will perform together on the Delacorte stage in this enchanting comedy about Viola, a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls in love with a Duke.
See it if a modern musical take on the show set in New Orleans. Has great music and incorporates the original words and modernized dialogue/lyrics.
Don't see it if you want an authentic unchanged Shakespeare play - this is a modern and adapted take - or if you do not like sitting outside.
See it if You love musicals, enjoy Shakespearean plots, enjoy shows that mix professional actors w/ amateur (but talented) actors, love outdoor shows.
Don't see it if You hate musicals, hate being outdoors, loathe Shakespeare (though the language here is largely adapted.)
See it if want to see a fun show in a lovely venue (and for free!)
Don't see it if you do not like modern adaptations of Shakespeare - this is not a straight telling of Twelfth Night
See it if It's FREE! You can go on the stage before the show and sit outside in Central Park. It's Shakespeare with singing!
Don't see it if You don't want to see a Shakespeare classic in a modern way, you don't like free tickets, you don't want to sit outside.
See it if You want to have 90 minutes of pure joy. If you love a Good Shakespeare comedy, with great singing and community spirit.
Don't see it if You don’t like Shakespeare turned into a rocus musical.
See it if you love Twelfth Night or She's the Man; support The Public; can manage to get tickets; enjoy a Shakespeare comedy turn musical comedy
Don't see it if You dislike Shakespeare or Shakespeare being turned into a musical; are expecting a She's the Man adaptation (would watch); hate outdoors;
See it if You are a fan of reimagining Shakespeare's works. It is always a treat to be outside and the beautiful Delacorte Theater.
Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare to be traditional and true to the original text. This production has a lot of music to replace the original text.
See it if You want to see a musicalized version of this play which successfully blends the play’s melancholy love-story with its ribald merry-making
Don't see it if If you’re a stickler that all of the original text be included.
See it if you can. This show is brilliant, no ifs, ands, or buts. True to the story with amazing music and a message of community that is *essential*.
Don't see it if you're a Shakespearean purist. This show is more adaptation than not, so don't go in expecting more than a few handfuls of verse.
See it if you want to see a new take on a Shakespearean classic.
Don't see it if you don't like large-group musicals, or a different staging of a classic.
See it if You want an innovative, musical retelling of Shakespeare's well-known comedy. Fun songs. Loved the inclusion of community groups.
Don't see it if You want classic Shakespeare. The material has been heavily trimmed and adapted.
See it if you like great, original music and lyrics, reinvention of Shakespeare plays, just plain unadulterated entertainment
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare, or anything other than traditional productions of Shakepseare
See it if You want to enjoy a magical night filled with terrific songs and great performances. If music be the food of love (and it is!) play on!
Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals based on the classics with a diverse cast and delightful wit!
See it if you want a fun, lighthearted reimagining of Twelfth Night into a musical where Illyria is more or less New Orleans
Don't see it if you want to see a lot of the Shakespearean text
See it if The production was so refreshing. The community involvement was exciting and fully integrated. I loved the sign language.
Don't see it if I can't think of a reason not to see this show. It is 90 minutes. I had a huge smile on my face the whole time.
See it if you want to be completely blown away by a musical-infused Shakespearean classic that features show-stopping tunes/choreo and a great cast.
Don't see it if you're a traditionalist who only enjoys Shakespeare plays written and performed as close to the text as possible.
See it if Fun, light, musical version of the play. Well acted, good songs.
Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare more traditional, or want to hear the lines straight - much of the play is rewritten in modern song.
See it if You are a Shakespeare fan who loves when people do something amazingly fresh and fun with the original text. This was wildly entertaining
Don't see it if You hate joy
See it if You want a Shakespeare-flavored musical Twelfth Night with a sympathetic (and redeemed) Malvolio and great performances by the lead actors.
Don't see it if You want a traditional Shakespeare experience with all the language and side plots, and a fully-integrated ensemble.