Pig Iron Theatre Company's Twelfth Night in the New York Times

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Pig Iron Theatre Company's Twelfth Night, or What You Will. Photo by JJ Tiziou.

Pig Iron Theatre Company's Twelfth Night, currently in performances at New York's Abrons Art Center through February 23, has received a glowing review from the New York Times. The original production debuted at the 2011 FringeArts Festival with Center support.

Neil Genzlinger of the Times explores how Pig Iron's actors take advantage of the play's versatility and openness to wild reinterpretations: "Twelfth Night [...] gives companies tackling it lots of options in terms of how broad to make the humor and which characters to emphasize. Pig Iron outfits its interpretation in outrageousness, with a hodgepodge of colorful costumes and especially loud portrayals of the louder characters."

Genzlinger writes that "the whole production is pretty dazzling" and that its three-hour run time "seems half that long as the gung-ho actors and resourceful band serve up a string of surprises." Read more >