Is This A Room (Broadway)
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Is This A Room (Broadway)
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Is This A Room (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(28 Reviews)
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Mixed
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Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant

The true story of Reality Winner told through text from the FBI transcript of her interrogation.

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Member Reviews (28)

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Good acting, Plot twist, Interesting

See it if Good story with good direction and adaptation. Interesting. Perfect length.

Don't see it if Can be slow at times, but enjoyable.

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Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Overrated

See it if You like short plays based on true stories. Very well acted. I wish I had read before I saw it what the case was about.

Don't see it if While I enjoyed it, I feel like this is a better fit for an off-broadway intimate theater. It's a small show and runs about 60min.

Critic Reviews (11)

The New York Times
October 11th, 2021

"How does mind-numbing banality become heart-racing excitement?...a 65-minute verbatim transcript has now become the basis for one of the thrillingest thrillers ever to hit Broadway. “Is This a Room,” which opened on Monday at the Lyceum Theater, turns the ums and stutters and bizarre non sequiturs of recorded speech into astonishing — and astonishingly emotional — theater."
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Time Out New York
October 11th, 2021

"Is This A Room is a formally unconventional play with downtown energy...In this larger forum, the play acquires a certain added weight: It demands to be taken seriously, and the questions it raises about power, surveillance and sacrifice are worthy of the platform."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 12th, 2021

"Satter’s production treats her actors as sculptures and the stage as their gallery... I have adored it everywhere I’ve seen it, but the huge box of the Lyceum does change the dynamics of Satter’s extraordinary staging, making it seem both more gorgeous and more severe."
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Variety
October 11th, 2021

"As the title hints, “Is This a Room” is as much about atmosphere as the words it enacts...If any element of the production is worth the uptown price tag, it’s Davis in a kinetic and magnetizing debut."
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Deadline
October 11th, 2021

"Throughout the course of its taut 70 minutes, the remarkable Is This A Room, opening tonight at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre, prompts a steady, gut-churning stream of “what ifs"...performed by a flawless cast headed by Emily Davis."
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New York Stage Review
October 11th, 2021

"Four stars!...For many of the audience members the verbatim reproduction may pass merely as an up-close look at FBI tactics, a kind of unmoored Dragnet episode."
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New York Stage Review
October 11th, 2021

"Fascination and frustration. Those are the emotions likely to overwhelm you as you leave Is This A Room."
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Broadway News
October 11th, 2021

"Much of the play’s effectiveness derives from Davis’s utterly natural yet entirely extraordinary performance...What gives her performance such quiet force is the manner in which she renders the character’s shifting and conflicting emotions, and the racing mind beneath the placid exterior, as the interrogation proceeds."
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Front Row Center
October 12th, 2021

"Is This a Room was exciting enough to feel scripted, and was performed in a way that siphoned relatable and sympathetic characters from a recorded encounter. The play brought a cold, political document to life, teaching us about ourselves, our country, and our values in doing so. I highly recommend catching its limited run."
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New York Theater
October 11th, 2021

intriguing for its glimpse into FBI interrogation techniques....which makes the play feel almost like a psychological thriller. But there’s a lot that’s left out....unexamined, unexplained, inexplicable,..Maybe that's Satter’s point.Her play is not about the reality of Reality Winner but the surreality of modern existence, so much of which keeps us in the dark.
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The Wrap
October 12th, 2021

"Take away the acting tricks, the blocking that puts the agents eyeball to eyeball with Winner, the “Twilight Zone” sound effects, and we’re left with federal agents observing strict protocol that has as much to do with their own personal safety as Winner’s."
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