Midsummer 082313

A Midsummer Night's Dream Reviews

Players Theatre (New York City, NY)

Reviews & Ratings

24 ratings
3.8 average rating
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30 events
10 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

The audience seemed to enjoy it more than I did but I can't say I regretted going . . . Was in the village and afterwards I had s bite St a nearby Ethiopian restaurant . . . The price was worth the experience . . . Main problem with play was...continued

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26 events
21 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

It was pretty good. Production not great but the music was good and most of the cast was very talented.

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World Traveler Red Velvet
47 events
40 reviews
55 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

A very different, modernized take on a Shakesperian classic. Acting was good, costumes were today's regular street clothing, and backdrops were representative of "now." A flexible mind is needed to fully enjoy it, but once that is accomplished, it...

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World Traveler Red Velvet
47 events
40 reviews
55 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

A very interesting take on a classic. Had to get over the modern setting in order to appreciate the play. Costumes were mediocre. Would have rather seen the classic version. On the positive side, acting was great, and it was entertaining.

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Guest
223 events
69 reviews
15 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

Creative, funky, edgy production! Very well done even though set and costumes were minimalistic. Very glad I went.

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chemgrl
76 events
26 reviews
15 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

I love the perfomances at the Players Theatre and this one is no exception!!

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33 events
11 reviews
21 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

The theater staff was very unorganized getting us into the theater. The seats were very uncomfortable, and they play was confusing. Men were dressed as women playing women, and a woman was dressed as a woman, but playing a man. The effort to make...continued

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56 events
11 reviews
17 stars
11 events
9 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

Except for the long waiting line, everything was great. The intimate theate in the heart of The Village was cool. The show was a wonderful, modern adaptation of Shakespeare, with extra comedy and music. Really had a good time for the money.

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9 events
8 reviews
17 stars
attended Sep 23 2013

I taught the play this summer, and was a little uneasy, but as soon as the curtain went up, i saw it would be fine! The cast did a marvelous job, several taking up multiple parts. The songs were lively, contemporary, but true to the text. I might...continued

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10 events
7 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

A very interesting take on Midsummer night dreams. Very clever and creative.

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

I loved it. However, the music was sometimes a little loud and drowned out the cast.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 23 2013

Well played. Cute and witty. Some parts were a little too long.

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6 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

I was a bit concerned when the cast broke out into song and was wearing street clothes. It was very hard to hear and understand anytime they sang, although the actor playing puck was one of the few that had a strong voice. But in the end, we...continued

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9 events
2 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 27 2013

Was pleasantly surprised at how professional the actors were. We thoroughly enjoyed the show and would see it again. Very creative and fun. It was better than some Broadway shows that I have spent $200+ on tickets. The theatre, however, was...continued

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 20 2013

I had expected to see a Shakespeare play in the 'traditional' sense. This modern version was a complete suprise and would have appreciated Goldstar stating what type of performance I'd be seeing. It was an absurd interpretation of this classical...continued

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3 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

Rat-hole theatre started half an hour after posted start-time, no leg-room in the aisles, horribly loud
rock music for the half-hour waiting period...and I
think I've had it with Gold Star "bargains." ~ Conte

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2 events
1 review
2 stars
attended Sep 27 2013

Really liked it.. A classic play with a NYC twist. Great cast :)

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