REVIEW ROUNDUP: “Somebody's Daughter” Opened with a ShowScore of 76

Show-Score | Jun 7, 2017
“Somebody's Daughter,” written by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by May Adrales, opened on June  6, 2017 in New York City. “Somebody's Daughter,” written by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by May Adrales, opened on June 6, 2017 in New York City.


4 critics reviewed the show, resulting in a weighted average of 82.

Zachary Stewart
ShowScore: 85
“An edge-of-your-seat drama, which is now inducing collective gasps and heart palpitations at Second Stage Uptown…Director May Adrales weaves all of these threads into a complex tapestry with her efficient yet detailed production…'Somebody's Daughter' is a gripping work…Ordinarily, any one of these topics would be enough to sustain a play, but Hutchinson cleverly ties them all together in one deeply satisfying drama. She is undeniably a playwright to watch going forward.”
Sandy MacDonald
Time Out New York
ShowScore: 80
“Hutchinson’s smart and insightful play deftly skirts the pitfalls of slickness…Hutchinson is equally adept at depicting adolescent angst, quarter-life quandaries and sexual muddles of middle age. It’s exciting to be drawn into a multilayered drama in which female characters are the driving force. Hutchinson’s engaging drama leaves you questioning the scripts that women are still too often heir to.”
Howard Miller
Talkin' Broadway
ShowScore: 75
“Despite some structural problems with the plot, ‘Somebody's Daughter’ is a rich and powerful play that is likely to trigger strong responses in its audience, running the gamut from laughter, to sympathy, to outrage…Thanks to the sharp-as-tacks dialogue, the thoroughly excellent performances, and Adrales' confident direction, each of these strands is fully explored...While the ending comes off as rather pat, it is likely you will leave the theater eager to talk about what you have seen.”

“Somebody's Daughter” was also reviewed by Michael Bracken of Theater Pizzazz.


The show was also reviewed by 16 Show-Score members, whose collective ShowScore is a weighted average of 74.

Top five adjectives describing the show:
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Cliched, Absorbing

Darrel, ShowScore: 87
See it if…"You want to be entertained by a fine young cast with excellent, socially infused material and solid staging for a small space. Millennials would enjoy." 
Don't see it if…"You don't like perceived Asian stereotypes, biracial relationships, or sexual and parental conflict themes."
Audview, ShowScore: 50
See it if…"You want to see a new play which still needs to be worked on. Maybe mothers and daughters will find more in this play than others." 
Don't see it if…"You want to see something that comes across like a work in progress. It is very cliched writing and poorly performed."
See it if…"You enjoy dramas about immigrants and their children, very sympathetic characters and strong direction. Engrossing story and great dialogue." 
Don't see it if…"You don't enjoy dramas about families or teenagers. I was disappointed by the end. Also, way too many locations for one set."

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