| Rick Foucheux, Rebecca Brooksher and Tom Story in Twelfth Night. Photo by T.Charles Erickson.
So the reviews of Twelfth night are starting to come in, and so far, they’re great!
New Jersey’s Star-Ledger reported:
“Rebecca Taichman’s production of Shakespeare’s gender-bending comedy is beautiful, intelligent, funny and moving. She’s taken a play that was born great, has achieved greatness, and thrust it onto the McCarter stage with results that are — here’s that word again — great.”
“Every now and then there is that rare confluence of conception, acting, directing, design, stage craft and in this instance music (a small orchestra provides song support and lovely incidental music) marks a production as sheer bliss… A co-production between McCarter and D.C.’s The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Taichman has addressed the play’s outrageously convoluted plotting and re-considered the bountiful mix of tomfoolery and romance from a distinctly sensual, sexual, and psychologically inverted perspective. But don’t worry, as it is suitable for the whole family.”
So what did you think? Did you think it was the bee’s knees? Do you agree with the newspaper reviews, or disagree? Favorite parts of the show? Things that weren’t to your taste? Post an “audience response” or read what other people are saying by clicking on the “comments” link below. We can’t wait to hear what you think!
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Posted by Adam Immerwahr, Producing Associate at McCarter Theatre.