That other production of TWELFTH NIGHT going on downtown

Borstalboy
Broadway Legend
joined:2/9/04
Pig Iron's production of TWELFTH NIGHT at the Abrons Arts Center doesn't have Mark Rylance's Olivia. But, it could be argued, the Broadway production doesn't have James Sugg's Sir Toby Belch, Charleigh E. Parker's Maria, or Andy Paterson's Sir Andrew.

Despite it's rather rough edge--not all the performances are top notch--this is nonetheless one of the most energetic productions of Shakespeare I have seen in some time. And at $30 a ticket, it's really not one to miss.

This is from Pig Iron, an acclaimed theater company from Philly, who bases most of their devised work around the teachings of Jacques LeCoq and the physicality at work here proves what wonderful fruits can be borne out of a slow, process-driven rehearsal schedule.

But don't get me wrong, this production isn't arty hoo-hah. Just a spry, wonderfully physical production that more than holds it's own against the Broadway production now commanding three-digit ticket prices. If nothing else, see it for James Sugg. He's like a grand inheritor to all the great physical clowns of yore. His every twitch is completely compelling.
"It's now rather very common to hear people say 'I'm rather offended by that'. As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. It has no meaning, no purpose. It has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that'. Well, so f**king what?"--Stephen Fry
Borstalboy
Broadway Legend
joined:2/9/04
The other big star in the show: A super cool quarter-pipe ramp.
"It's now rather very common to hear people say 'I'm rather offended by that'. As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. It has no meaning, no purpose. It has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that'. Well, so f**king what?"--Stephen Fry
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
"But, it could be argued, the Broadway production doesn't have James Sugg's Sir Toby Belch, Charleigh E. Parker's Maria, or Andy Paterson's Sir Andrew."

How could that be argued?
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.