Alex 8231

New York City | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (12)
75
Relevant, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want a smart relevant piece of theater that doesn't pander with cheap Trump jokes, but instead engages a conversation.

Don't see it if You find Ted Talks grating. It has that vibe sometimes.

Also Ultimately, I had a great time at this show, except for the end with t... Read more Read less

100
Slave Play
East Village
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want a better understanding of the psychological turmoil Black people experience with their personal relationships with White people.

Don't see it if You are too prudish to be open-minded.

Also This play addressed the unspoken pains of white colonization that Blac... Read more Read less

10
Good Friday
Soho/Tribeca
Offensive, Bad writing, Excruciating, Confusing

See it if You want to be bored and confused.

Don't see it if You want to see a well-constructed, focused piece of theater. If you care that The Flea does not compensate their actors.

Also This play is a hot mess. Not only does it address so many themes at on... Read more Read less

75
Confusing, Absorbing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You want to see masterful physical and emotional acting from the lead!

Don't see it if no reason not to see it, depsite the second half being incredibly problematic.

Also I absolutely adored the first act. Everyone was incredible, notably Du... Read more Read less

85
Scraps
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if you want to hear a bold artistic voice unpack Black trauma

Don't see it if you are triggered by self-harm, unrelenting sadness and grief, loud noises and it would do more harm than good. Power through if you can.

Also Realized I never reviewed this play (new to show score). It was incomp... Read more Read less

78
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing, Overrated

See it if you have money to throw around, you like seeing POC dominate a show, you like musicals, you enjoy fluffy entertainment.

Don't see it if you expect deeper choices beyond casting POC, you care about the Bechdel test, you find LMM annoying, you like interesting set design.

Also Ultimately, despite the rapping, this feels like any traditional music... Read more Read less

90
Ambitious, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You’re intrigued by new interpretations of old works that are concerned with inclusivity and a modern gaze on problematic stories/characters

Don't see it if You love and desire the rehashing of the classic R&H elegance with regard to singing, staging, and interpretation of their iconic works.

Also I can sort of get why purists would hate it. I have a desire to see a ... Read more Read less

80
Refreshing, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like a capella groups and queer stories.

Don't see it if You want a super intellectual story. It is simple, but beautiful and well-executed.

60
Safe, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You like bubblegum, easy theater. You like O'Hara's voice which is still incredible and stands out from the rest.

Don't see it if You want to see great acting or a show with soul. It's all very vanilla and straightforward, the set, the costumes, the singing.

70
Fluffy, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want to be entertained for a few hours with great singing and dancing. If Temptations music is nostalgic for you.

Don't see it if You want depth and nuance. This is not a deep show, but it's fun.

30
During previews
Emma & Max
Soho/Tribeca
Disappointing, Great staging, Indulgent, Insipid, Cliched

See it if you want a play to annoy you. Not the production. The play itself. Staging was great. Acting varied.

Don't see it if you want raw/honest piece about race. Too late...all the white people who showed up to the white man’s play about race should’ve seen Scraps

Also The portrayal of the black character felt so wrong. Why do white peopl... Read more Read less

90
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if You like attention to detail, sensorial stimulation, gorgeous set design, movement work, minimal language.

Don't see it if You don’t feel comfortable in dark, eerie spaces, you don’t want to wear a mask for hours, you are going to pull out your phone and text.