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The Two Gentlemen of Verona (TFANA)

From 9 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

About the show

Theatre For A New Audience presents Fiasco Theater's stripped-down staging of Shakespeare's original romantic comedy. More…

In 'Two Gentlemen,' Fiasco Theater’s acute understanding of text, spare design and brilliantly versatile use of props, accessories, original music, and shifting accents combine to create a highly theatrical experience. Letters fall from the flies, rope-ladders materialize out of nowhere, and six actors transform into outlaws, clowns, servants, and even a grumpy, ungrateful dog.


Member Reviews (9)

MEMBERS SAY:

Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting
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Avg Score

90
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you love when WS's work is boldly brought to life. I'm a huge fan of the Fiasco's work. Their stagings are imaginative, their acting strong

Don't see it if you dislike small cast, non-traditional WS. I think the bard would approve, tho. TGOV was a delight; well-worth traveling to Brooklyn for.

Also I'm catching up on old reviews. I had a wonderful time at Two Gentlema... Read more Read less

82
Clever, Delightful, Brooklyn

See it if Don't fear BK, there's good theater to b had there! In this case, the Fiasco group were there and if Chemistry is all then they r Everything

Don't see it if Hey it's Shakespeare, if U don't like iambic penta., skip it. Same if don't like using your imagination to fill in the open walled scenery?

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Refreshing, Fun

See it if You're already a fan of Fiasco Theater's style (it was my first experience though & I saw this production many times & enjoyed each time).

Don't see it if You want your classic productions to remain as you've always seen them before. You don't like clowning or plays with songs.

90
Riveting, Refreshing, Must see, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if You like Shakespeare or comedy

Don't see it if the idea of going to a play makes you want to vomit.

96
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting

See it if you are looking for some perfectly conveyed Shakespeare. Fiasco gives a beautiful, nuanced production of what is a fairly lightweight play.

Don't see it if you're expecting super-standard Shakespeare.

80
Clever, Delightful, Romantic, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare and want to see a lively reimagined version of this play.

Don't see it if you aren't a Shakespeare fan.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love Shakespeare's comedies

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare

91
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to see a completely original and modern understanding of a Shakespearean classic.

Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare.

84
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if You enjoy shakespeare and a funny re-interpretation.

Don't see it if You don't like shakespeare


April 30th, 2015
"With impeccable timing, Fiasco Theater’s frolicking production of 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' opened on Thursday night...Fiasco finds a beguiling continuity in the play’s erratic behavior...This production sees in the text a mirror for the irrationality that comes with being young, mercurial a...
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May 1st, 2015
"But the real accomplishment is in giving the main plot a sense of substance...Even the infamously unplayable final scene—with its bizarrely fast forgiveness for heinous behavior, including an attempted rape—almost works. By then, Fiasco has inspired our indulgence. The company seeks and finds be...
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April 30th, 2015
"Fiasco Theatre are content to demolish that fourth wall, and it serves this upbeat, charming take on Shakespeare’s early-life comedy quite well...You may not be in the midst of Fiasco’s finest hour(s) to date, but their unbridled enthusiasm is utterly infectious. Time goes by with thee most agre...
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April 30th, 2015
"The comedy’s main claim to fame is that it’s widely assumed to be Shakespeare’s first play. Quality-wise, though, it’s not that great. Yet that seems to have inspired rather than deterred co-directors Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld. They started by trimming the fat, cutting supporting charact...
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