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 you love re-imaginations of Shakespeare, colorful production pieces, and delightful music.
Don't see it if you prefer Shakespeare pieces in traditional form or sitting outside during New York summertime.
See it if You want to be totally entertained, see a unique interpretation of Shakespeare, and want to tap your toes to great music.
Don't see it if You don't want to see Shakespeare or have a good time.
See it if you like watching mobs of cheerful amateur actors mill about the stage while the leads try to make sense of poor Will's plot.
Don't see it if you'd like to enjoy q show for its story and craft, not just watch stunts and tricks.
See it if joyous & high-spirited; well-crafted Motown/other songs w lyrics that cleverly show gender ambiguity & underscore male privilege
Don't see it if this version played as theatrical carnival misses some of Shake's brilliant language & play's sense of loss/displacement
See it if Hummable score, festive & neighborly spirit, excellent Malvolio! Must see if you like innovative & well done mission-oriented theater.
Don't see it if prefer more ambiguous interpretations or lyrics that don’t spell out themes; you strongly feel spear carrier #5 is a role for a pro actor.
See it if Woman goes in drag to get closer to her love and likes the male privilege. Super happy ending. Some songs could easily be radio hits.
Don't see it if Musicals / light comedy aren't your thing. Diverse community members (non professional actors) in the ensemble and sign language annoy you.
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See it if you think you don't like Shakespeare. This might change your mind. It's free & 90 min. No reason not to see it. You'll smile throughout.
Don't see it if you're a Shakespeare purist. But get over it and see this anyway.
See it if you can. I mean, tickets are free. It was a good time.
Don't see it if I don't have an answer for this. I guess you shouldn't feel super bad if you don't get there, but again, it's free.
See it if you love Shakespeare in the Park & Public Work's cast of dozens-all ages, all abilities-musical revival/expansion of Willie's greatest hits
Don't see it if you take your Shakespeare straight with no sugar
Also Get there early for the pre-show activities
See it if You know the story - or read up on it beforehand. I don't think you'd get the full picture from this production. But you'd have fun anyway.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals. This is a musical. Strictly a musical. A very good musical. But there's barely a word of the original in it.
See it if you’d like to support the communities involved in the ensemble (though a monetary donation is probably a better idea).
Don't see it if you’re expecting to see an entertaining, cohesive production.
See it if you can enjoy a lighthearted musical version of the play, with imaginative casting, enthusiastic energy from all, and set absolutely nowhere
Don't see it if you don't like updated Shakespeare or musical versions of Shakespeare.
See it if you've wanted an entry point to Shakespeare or just love Shakespeare & seeing new adaptations! It's fun, warm, & perfectly executed!
Don't see it if you're a stickler for the original text. The music brought depth & joy to the production & was likely a big asset in modernizing the story.
See it if Blending Shakespeare with original music has been a hit/miss endeavour in years past, but this version is more hit than miss. Bway vets help
Don't see it if IF U like your Shakespeare PURE then this may not be 1 for you. But if U are willing to listen to the Bard's words musicalized then play on!
See it if you're looking for a light breezy summer entertainment. Like short shows. Like fun music and lyrics.
Don't see it if Are a Shakespeare purest. This ain't it. Cut and chopped to about 90 minutes and not all that is Mr. Shakespeare.
See it if you delight in the communal aspects of Shakespeare in the Park. (Plus the actors who play Viola, Orsino, and Antonio are all swoon-worthy.)
Don't see it if you're going to get all pissy about hokey-pokey choreography set on an amateur chorus or don't like abridged versions of the verse.
See it if you want to see a short, clear, fun version of Twelfth Night with a very large ensemble - I Love Shaina Taub
Don't see it if a lack of sexuality arc in Orsino makes you sad, or if you're looking for something without music
See it if you enjoy Shakespeare or are looking for something classic but refreshing or if you just want to have a nice night out in the park.
Don't see it if you only enjoy Shakespeare in its original form and are opposed to a musical adaptation.
See it if you want to experience a joyous, heart affirming musical; brilliantly written, staged and performed. One for the whole family!
Don't see it if you were hoping for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The sharp editing basically turns this into story highlights.
See it if You want to see a colourful version of this Shakespearian classic that has great music and is family friendly.
Don't see it if you don't like classics that are not traditional and take artistic licence to create theatre that is contemporary and audience friendly.