Featured Member Reviews: Top Shows Closing Soon

Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Oct 18, 2016

Every Tuesday we're turning the spotlight on some of our favorite member reviews. Here are our picks for the week for some of the top shows that won't be with us much longer — shows like "Orwell in America", "Yokes Night", and "The Dudleys!"

They say all good things must come to an end, and that is certainly true for these top rated shows, all of which are closing this week or the next. So if you were planning on catching one, or if one of these member reviews makes you want to catch one, now's the time, because there's not much time left!

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VSG gave Orwell In America a 88

Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Confusing
October 11th, 2016

See it if You are interested in an exploration of human complexity - ideals vs. character, like plays dealing with political ideologies still relevant

Don't see it if You can't appreciate excellent acting by Jamie Horton in a flawed play that deals in part with America's phobia about "The Red Menace".

Jodi 13 gave Yokes Night a 70

Dizzying, Edgy, Quirky, Dark, Great acting
October 16th, 2016

See it if You want to see a bare staged frenetically paced two-person drama. Themes of drug use, seduction and violence. Narrative story telling.

Don't see it if You want a more fully developed plot and story narrative. You don't like bare bones staging. You don't like themes of drugs and violence.

Mary M 2 gave The Dudleys! a 85

Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Intelligent, Absorbing
October 13th, 2016

See it if You want a unique take on the classic family drama. You want an emotional experience. You like technology used for storytelling.

Don't see it if You want a compact, spare story: the show could've been edited better. You don't like technology mixed w/storytelling.

AmyAmyAmy63 gave May Violets Spring a 74

Original, Quirky, A little long, Topical
October 17th, 2016

See it if you're open to adapatations of Shakespeare that have very little to do with the original play, and you like female-centric shows.

Don't see it if if you're impatient with lots of liberties being taken with the story, uneven acting and a very spare production.

Jacqueline Parker gave Inner Voices 2016 a 86

Absorbing, Edgy, Great singing, Masterful, Riveting
October 11th, 2016

See it if The idea of mini-operas is appealing, a complete story told in 45 minutes in intriguing, if you want to see compelling talent at its best.

Don't see it if you think worthwhile theatre cannot be found west of Eighth Avenue and south of 42nd Street, or if you are not willing to concentrate on it.

VS 13 gave All the Ways to Say I Love You a 68

Great acting, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Ambitious
October 14th, 2016

See it if you want to see Judith Light give a riveting performance; you are an extreme fan of solo shows

Don't see it if you need a story that goes somewhere or a character that is not written as a bit of a stereotype