Last year, Dear Readers, you were witness to this reviewer stunned at loving an updated and musical adaptation of Shakespeare. This year, I say, it is summer and time to give your fools a night off because Shaina Taub’s genius coupled with the creative mind of Kwame Kwei-Armah strike again in the Public Theater presentation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night directed by Oskar Eustis and Kwame Kwei... Read more
Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Park)
The Public Theater continues to celebrate its 56-year tradition of Free Shakespeare in the Park with the final production of the 2018 season - a re-imagining and remounting of the 2016 Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy, Twelfth Night.
The Public Theater stages a full 5-week run at the Delacorte Theater in the heart of Central Park, featuring two rotating ensembles of community members from all five boroughs of New York City. The Public Works principal cast also return to reprise their 2016 roles, including Nikki M. James (as Viola), Andrew Kober (as Malvolio), Jacob Ming-Trent (as Sir Toby Belch), and Shaina Taub (as Feste), who also provides music and lyrics for the production.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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Shakespeare's enchanting comedy Twelfth Night follows 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. This unforgettable musical adaptation explores love in all its many disguises.