Allegra 8018

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Reviews (16)
71
Pointless, Relevant, Disappointing, Effective staging

See it if you're a big history buff or if you're already familiar with the story.

Don't see it if you're looking for fun

98
Cyrano (NJ)
Red Bank
Entertaining, Intelligent, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy the classics with minimal updating. Also if you like comedy and swordplay.

Don't see it if You want a modernization to today or if you hate costumed pieces

Also Must say, I was a bit annoyed about the ‘intro gimmick.’ Why not say y... Read more Read less

82
Friendly’s Fire
East Village
Weird, Dark, Relevant, Quirky, Intense

See it if you appreciate dream sequences, dark memories, and drug trips.

Don't see it if you want everything to make sense.

83
Historical, Informative, Slow, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like Emily Dickinson, or if you're open to learning a bit about her life and her words.

Don't see it if you don't like 1-person shows or you're hoping for lots of her poetry.

90
Swordplay
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Physical, Enlightening, Fun

See it if you enjoy participation and you like to pull back the curtain. Teacher keeps everything light but safe. Want to "fight" with sister now.

Don't see it if you like to maintain the illusion. And don't go if you're unable to participate. You can still learn, but it could be hard to sit it out.

80
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky, Hilarious, Slurred

See it if You want to see some Shakespeare, but with a drink in front of you--and maybe some other distractions

Don't see it if You take your life--and your Shakespeare--very seriously. OR, if you only care about the "Drunk" part; the Shakespeare is real.

92
Dyin' For It
Chelsea
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Edgy, Indulgent

See it if you can appreciate a joke; you're open to creative solutions

Don't see it if you're squeamish about death

Also Great small theater space. ... Read more Read less

88
20th Century Blues
Midtown W
Relevant, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like to discuss more than the production value over your glass of wine

Don't see it if You can’t relate to long-term friends who can call you out when you’re wrong

90
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You like to laugh and your cultural frame of reference is 1980s to 1990s. Also if you appreciate the different ways men and women interact.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with casual nudity and sex or if you like your comedies to stay ‘happy.’

93
Proof of Love
West Village
Relatable, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you're experienced enough to like to laugh at the challenges life throws everyday--especially when thrown at someone else.

Don't see it if you don't like one-actor shows. And you may want to skip it if you have a loved one in the hospital.

90
The Day I Became Black
Soho/Tribeca
Unique, Relevant, Edgy, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you remember the Eighties, you like to laugh, and you're willing to be pushed to rethink your views.

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows or if you're squeamish about frank discussions of racism and individuality.

92
Energetic, Relevant, Entertaining, Clever, Innovative

See it if you like something a little bit different, that recounts first-person vignettes of what it's like to travel the world in the last 40 years.

Don't see it if you're expecting big sets and scenes, you don't like one-man shows, or you don't know (or care) much about geography.

50
The Fourth Wall
Midtown W
Dated, Slow, Confusing, Singing, Psychological

See it if you like to have something to discuss for the rest of the night. Also, if you like open (no-borders) casting.

Don't see it if you like a play that is easily categorized and easy to follow.

85
Eye-opening, Relevant, Ambitious, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You want to expose yourself to a different perspective on living as a deaf person. (I write this as a hearing person) You study ASL

Don't see it if You don't like a lot of talking. It's a lot of talking--and mostly a single audible voice.

65
Butterside Down
West Village
Uneven, Disappointing, Great acting, Confusing, Not engaging

See it if you appreciate good acting without too much emphasis on plot

Don't see it if you only see a few plays each year. May not be the best choice if you've recently experienced the loss of a close friend or family member.

Also The play is uneven. Early promises of comedy are not fulfilled, though... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Realistic

See it if You like to have fun, you’re open to other people having fun, and you remember the Nineties

Don't see it if You have a lot of hang ups or if you don’t have any imagination