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 Joyful theater that captures the essence of the original and adds a super score. Wonderful staging brings clarity to a complicated tale
Don't see it if you need Shakespeare to be Shakespearean. If you do not appreciate inclusive casting. If you prefer to be sad rather than happy.
See it if you want a lovely summer night spent watching theatre outdoors with a modern musical twist on Shakespeare
Don't see it if you're some sort of close minded Shakespearean purist
See it if you love musical theater and can just let yourself have a fantastic evening under the stars at Shakespeare in the Park. Well done Shaina!
Don't see it if you don't like musical theater or adaptations. Enjoy the awesome community members are part of the cast (a huge number of them!)
See it if You want to see an innovative reimagining of one of Shakespeare’s great comedies. Huge ensemble. Great costumes, Excellent singing voices.
Don't see it if You demand Shakespeare in a traditional format and don’t like modernized versions
See it if you like community theater and party-like atmospheres for your shows. Nikki James is excellent and it's a bright colorful production...
Don't see it if it's also a mess. It was so busy and inconsistent that I often didn't know where to look and the acting ranged from great to amateurish
See it if - You love inclusiveness! - For the bright, colorful design palettes - For the music inspired by the text! - Especially if you're deaf!
Don't see it if - You're easily distracted by weather - Bullying isn't a funny device for you - You'll be easily offended by the "originality" of the lyrics
See it if You’re a fan of Shakespeare in the Park. If you haven’t seen one of the dozen productions of this in the last few years.
Don't see it if You want to actually see Shakespeare or something reasonably close.