Ana 8135

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  Theater lover.
Reviews (42)
Midtown E
Great acting!, Resonant, Delightful

See it if Great, enjoyable acting. Family problems and quarrelling many can relate to.

Don't see it if The plot and dialogs a little too routine, something that I have seen already in so many TV sitcoms. Acting makes up for it.

Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if The older I get,the more I love shows like this. Yes it's cheesy but sweet. Great singing and staging,helped me to get in a festive mood.

Don't see it if You don't want to hear silly jokes and different variations of Christmas songs.

During previews
Blue Ridge
Banal, Disappointing

See it if I wish I could say something good. Let's put it this way- a mediocre school play.

Don't see it if I fell asleep, I woke up and the play was not yet over- 2.5hrs with intermission.

Inner Voices 2018
Midtown W
Masterful, Great singing

See it if These are beautiful, beautiful musical arias about one's innermost thoughts, performed by 3 singers. The child singer was trully brilliant.

Don't see it if Long show, 3 hours.

A Solo From The Pit
Funny, Absorbing, Clever

See it if Want to hear a Russian Jewish trombonist performing good musical pieces with Russian-school naughty stage clowning. Something different.

Don't see it if Somebody brought an infant with them who practically was crying the whole time. No it's not O.K. to bother other people with your kids.

Theatre in progress

See it if It's our local Brooklyn theater where you can see how students practice the art of acting. The play's director should work harder.

Don't see it if You don't want to see some students practicing theatre, it takes patience, I know.

During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Slow

See it if Ready for a decent play with lots of fluctuations between real/surreal,past/present. A bit slow. The teenage actor played exceptionally well

Don't see it if When watching a play you are not sure if you understand everything or there is something beyond the scope of your mental practice.

During previews
Black Light
West Village
Ambitious, Great singing

See it if The epic singing by the queer singer was very beautiful. But I paniced when the singer was constantly moving around the audience and put

Don't see it if me in a spotlight. I really don't like that kind of style. Also too much sultry and tacky talking. For singing 100,intimidating show : 40.

Arbuckle Syndrome
Midtown W
Funny, Romantic

See it if You want to see a play about a socially awkward guy struggling in dating. The guy longs for attention but is not able to give any in return

Don't see it if It's a type of student play with a minimalistic setup that one would watch at a college. Not bad, but a little lacking in acting power.

You And I
East Village
Absorbing, Masterful, Great acting

See it if It's an early 20th century family drama performed by amazing actors. A very, very good play with difficult characters.

Don't see it if Not interested to go to an Off Off Broadway theater which is in an old house that only adds to the feel of the play.

Intelligent, Slow

See it if Ever wonder how modern cell phones were invented and what else got invented along the way. This is a hands-on show and kids will love it.

Don't see it if Don't expect dramatic, loud turns as it is in the physics show. But this is OK as well, lots of good hearted humor and laughs.

During previews
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if It's a play about a professional woman in an emotional crisis while saying goodbye to her dying mother. Good performance.

Don't see it if The play can trigger deeply hidden emotions and memories. Half of the audience was inconsolably crying.

Delightful, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You want see a dramatic play about traditional Chinese wisdom and social hierarchy. Many good points that are still valid today.

Don't see it if Not used to plays that move in a slow and thoughtful pace.

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Intense

See it if One of the best theatrical performances I have seen lately. Great dance and fighting hereography, very emotional and dramatic experience.

Don't see it if The show was so moving it left the whole audience crying. A must see for everyone, including kids, about women's life during the war.

Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Excruciating

See it if You don't mind naked penises hanging in your face and someone splashing diarrhea water on you.

Don't see it if You are distraught by being restlessly pulled on the stage and surrounded by painfully naked actors.


See it if You want to see a bunch of people who cannot act and cannot sing (with 2 exceptions), and who make a balagan out of Brecht.

Don't see it if You want to be locked in this theatrical disaster for 2 hours with no intermission.

Also Don't get me wrong, I love abstract plays. And I know Brecht because I... Read more Read less

Two Sides
East Village
Ambitious, Intense

See it if You want to see some young good talent in a nonprofit theater setting. The Male character actor was especially talanted.

Don't see it if You don't want to support nonprofit theater.

Ambitious, Funny, Slow

See it if You like magic tricks with lots of audience involvement being created in a nice ambient atmosphere.

Don't see it if Slow paced shows are not your thing.

Log Cabin
Midtown W
Ambitious, Delightful, Great acting, Cliched

See it if You like a contemporary play with great acting and pleasant stage setup. And I loved to see Jesse Tyler Ferguson on the stage. Great actor!

Don't see it if You don't bother about gay problems, politics and slang.

First Love
West Village
Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if Interested in the difficult process of accepting your mate

Don't see it if If you have high theatrical expectations. This is more like declamation of dialogs.

Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Hilarious

See it if Great show with great singing! Give these young talented actors a chance, I enjoyed their performance with all my heart.

Don't see it if If you don't like a romantic, historical show.

The Glen
Midtown W
Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if I loved this low-key show about a naive country boy trying prove himself in life. Great actors who made a show out of air!

Don't see it if Not into slow paced performances.

During previews
Great singing, Quirky

See it if Great singing; I loved, loved to hear the young voices and enjoyed the dance - inovative choreography!

Don't see it if Acting a bit lacking and a bit uncomfortable ( too naturalistic) presentation of the coming out as gay person. I prefer more symbolic acts.

Soulful, beautiful singing.

See it if Want to hear men singing in voices the old, good songs from Europe- bringing back the memories of war and friendship among the nations.

Don't see it if It takes some maturity to hear and watch it.

The Chinese Lady
Midtown W
Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if Want to experience a sad story of a Chinese woman who for years was expected to be an object in an American exhibit.

Don't see it if Expect fast action and drama, there is very little of that.

For a previous production

See it if You enjoy vaudeville-style comedy (as seen in the silent movies). The audience was laughing its head off.

Don't see it if Not proud of silly and banal jokes. I appreciate the style, but it's not for me personally.

Ambitious, Edgy, Feel of the real russia

See it if Ready for a heavy-set experimental play with the real feel of Russia- including lifeless despair, Vodka induced delirium and red scarves.

Don't see it if Not for everyone but worth seing anyway. There is no fairytale here, it's death-in-your-ear style. In that way the plot is well developed.

During previews
The Book of Merman
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Want to see a humorous, funny musical with silly-witty lyrics; great for Sunday fun-day. Marvelous singing.

Don't see it if Not into funny musicals that make fun of the real ones.

During previews
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if Show portraying a crime scene in the50s. It has professional actors and all..But due to slow, long dialogs and static acting I lost my focus

Don't see it if pretty fast. Like attuning to a sitcom or radio show, you need a beer and burger and ability to walk in and out of room to get through it.

Also I would like to give a score of 80 for the stage design which implemen... Read more Read less

Beep Boop
East Village
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting

See it if Amazing and sophisticated pantomime about the lonelily life of a looner. There is humor and there is tragedy,also parody of our daily lives

Don't see it if This show is more like an art form. There are elements of modern dance, just with a mocking twist. Beautiful moves of the performer

The Other Day
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if Finally an amazing play with superb acting. The chemistry between the 2 main characters was very convincing, I could watch it for hours.

Don't see it if Not interested watching in 2 gay guys (one misogynist and shallow and the other insecure but deep) getting together.

Also Don't let it discourage you that this play is located in a Community c... Read more Read less

During previews
Banal, Cliched, Slow

See it if I wanted to like this play but... to call it a school play would be an overstatement. An Underdeveloped play with very poor acting brings

Don't see it if Unwatchable results. What works at home for your mom and dad not always is something to bring on a professional stage. Back to rehearsal!

Ambitious, Excruciating, Great singing, Great acting

See it if This psychodelic absurdist show with a timely Russian theme was something I have never seen before. I would say a Revolutionary theatre!

Don't see it if Not for everyone, and not saying I understood everything, but the feeling was right! Close to orgasmic.

Symphonie Fantastique
Ambitious, Romantic, Slow

See it if If you like to hear a serious piano concert with pupeteer visualizations of sea creatures.

Don't see it if Dont like - Expect slow paced, thought provoking experience, avant-garde style.

During previews
The Beyonce
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see some indulging acting in a story about a woman and her life choices.

Don't see it if Tired of endless women's problems and indecisiveness re: marriage vs individual growth.

That Physics Show
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want to watch physics experiments done by a physics guy with the right equipment. This is great for school aged kids.

Don't see it if You don't like educational shows.

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if This show starts slow and uneventfuly but later turns into a masterfully played drama of a gay artist. There is something for everyone.

Don't see it if You don't like old school acting with lots of subtextual meanings conveyed without words.

During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Enjoy a country road trip with Country bluegrass music in the background. The lead actress is a very talented performer, attuning the audien

Don't see it if Country music puts you to sleep. Sometimes the plot appears weak and slow, especially when Joe is talking, he should work on his performance

God Save Queen Pam
Greenwich V
Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky

See it if You like quirky alternative style theater. I loved the singing and trio live band playing- very energizing! Original play.

Don't see it if You don't like plays with fantasy plots.

Grace is Good
East Village
Great acting, Slow

See it if You want to see some pretty good acting in a small theater setting.

Don't see it if You are used to spacious, modern space. The place has limited air conditioner.

Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if High quality European play, which has multidimensional meanings within it.

Don't see it if You prefer easy to understand theater pieces

Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Cliched, Funny

See it if Occasional good acting

Don't see it if Tired of amateur performances