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Shakespeare(ish)

dance & physical theatre · rogue artists ensemble · Ages 5+ · family friendly · world premiere · United States of America

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JENN SCUDERI CRAFTS certified reviewer June 09, 2015
I really enjoyed this show! It was fun and creative with some absolutely beautiful mask work! The retelling of Shakespeare plays was clever and interesting and at times completely hilarious. I especially loved the Pyramus and Thisbe one-man show as well as the Romeo and Juliet segment. Unfortunately it ran more than 10 minutes over its posted end time which forced me and my group to leave before it ended to get to our next show. This was really disappointing because it was fantastic up until then. It's a great show and I definitely recommend it, however I hope they cut at least 10 - 15 minutes in order to fit it into the posted 70 minutes. Make sure you do not stack back to back shows if you are planning on seeing Shakespeare(ish). ... full review
MEGAN RUBLE certified reviewer June 09, 2015
This show was so incredibly fun to watch! I found the combination of exquisite masks and puppets, and energetic, physically precise actors totally captivating. Good work everyone!... full review
JOHN ROME certified reviewer June 14, 2015
This production was fun and creative. I attended the performance with my 12 year old daughter. It was definitely family friendly and a good option for all ages. The bright colored costumes and props along with the fast and frantic pace kept our attention for the whole time. Familiarity with some of Shakespear's most popular plays and characters will help you appreciate the experience more. If you're going with folks unfamiliar with the Bard, you'll want to be ready to explain some of the elements of Romeo and Juliette, MacBeth, Hamlet, and the Twelfth Night among other plays to get some of the humor. The actors are full of energy, enthusiasm and personality. This blended with live music and physical comedy make for an entertaining 70 minutes... full review
GREGORY CRAFTS certified reviewer June 19, 2015
A brilliant visual buffet of clowning and buffoonery. Such innovative and exquisite interpretations of a wide swath of the Bard's work. Among all of the memorable moments featured in this pristine piece of performance art, I'm still chuckling at the bit about all of the one-line roles from the Folio. Don't miss it!... full review
BRANDIE JUNE certified reviewer June 10, 2015
I really enjoyed this show! It was like The Labyrinth meets The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. My only complaint was that the show ran long when I saw it, so I had to miss the end to see the next show I had tickets for, and I would have loved to see the end.... full review
JOSH HILLINGER certified reviewer June 10, 2015
I also really enjoyed this show. I'm a Shakespeare nerd, and I have plenty of people I have and will be referring, as I know they too will absolutely love it. I think the ideas behind most of the vignettes is great - really fun for a nerd like me. And the songs, the costumes, the props, the puppets are all fantastic visual spectacles, and there are some incredible physical performances. I would love to see this team polish their act and cut some stuff down, but I totally recommend seeing this show. It was a blast, and I definitely consider myself a newborn Rogue Artists fan. I'm also in love with the girl with Violet.... full review
KAT MICHELS certified reviewer June 12, 2015
#SeeItLA - Rogue Artists do a great job of humanizing the work of Shakespeare in their anything but reverent approach to his works. The structure of the show is loose and seemingly lacks polish, but each vignette within is well-rehearsed, and beautifully done so the audience is provided with a lovely mix of silly and on point. The physicality, masks and puppets are top notch and worth seeing the show just for those. Rogue Artists are truly an ensemble, and they work exquisitely together whether they are actively participating in a scene or actively watching a scene. This show is a fun take on Shakespeare with an emphasis on the "ish"! ... full review
JOSEY MONTANA MCCOY certified reviewer June 20, 2015
tagged as: fun · storytelling · great · hilarious · Wonderful
Shakespeare(ish) is fantastically unique!! The technical aspects, performances and prop-work blend tremendously! They had all of us in the audience connected from the very beginning and never looked back. The pacing and timing were excellent. And the all-of-Shakespeare's-one-liners scene is perhaps the best performance I've seen Fringe-wide! Amazing!... full review
STACIA ROYBAL certified reviewer July 02, 2015
Shakespeare passed away almost 400 years ago, so to come up with anything original after all this time is to be commended. I wish I could say I'm an avid Shakespeare lover, but I get quite bored seeing a traditional Shakespeare play. Shakespeare(ish) was anything but boring. Very entertaining with bright costumes, props, and music to boot! ... full review
ROM WATSON certified reviewer June 16, 2015
Shakespeare(ish) is so full of energy, humor, creativity and smarts, that I wish I liked it more than I did. I prefer a more linear story as opposed to a hodgepodge of skits and bits. However, the music is good, the cast is talented, and the props, masks and costume pieces are often ingenious. Though I prefer two other shows by Rogue Artists Ensemble (D is for Dog, and HYPERBOLE:Origins), I think others will enjoy Shakespeare(ish) more than I.... full review
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