Anita 7280

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Reviews (49)
85
Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you want to know more about or celebrate the life and work of this incredible woman

Don't see it if misogyny and racism are your cup of tea

Also I enjoyed this so much I saw it for a second time with a male friend w... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Relevant, Refreshing, Creative

See it if you enjoy watching talented kids singing, dancing, acting.

Don't see it if You only appreciate Broadway-quality musicals or don't want to see a show about bullying.

Also My friend and I both enjoyed this show. My only disappointment was tha... Read more Read less

65
Fluffy, Good acting, Funny (sometimes), Slow, Cliched

See it if you would be happy with a fluffy show that is pleasant but unmemorable and provides some laughs along the way.

Don't see it if you prefer a fast paced show with depth, surprise, or unexpected turns.

86
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a brilliant one-man performance made up of flashbacks of the life of this teenage private as well as his present experience

Don't see it if you are in the mood for a comedy or light musical. You won't leave this theater laughing....but it is a very worthwhile show.

47
Disappointing, Slow, Edgy, Confusing, Boring

See it if You want to support this theater festival and its efforts...regardless.

Don't see it if you prefer plays that are well written, well acted and have a coherent plot. This one is like a very poor version of The Twilight Zone.

80
During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if If you love (or, at least, are open to) a musical set to bluegrass music. In addition, the play was interesting, well acted, and insightful.

Don't see it if You dislike bluegrass, and aren't interested in plays which highlight the racism and stereotyping that is common even among "good" people.

Also Elizabeth Davis who wrote the play, the music, and the lyrics, also ha... Read more Read less

47
During previews
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if It is a really hot and humid day and you long for a nice, comfy, air-conditioned space to hide away for 90 minutes

Don't see it if You are looking for a play that has a realistic plot, is thought provoking, or has good acting. This show left me feeling sad and depressed

85
Thought-provoking, Powerful, Honest, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if can appreciate a one-person show by a multi-talented, young newcomer telling about his real life struggles growing up on the NYC streets

Don't see it if You aren't interested in a show with bare-bones staging that is performed in a tiny one-room "theater" on the LES.

Also Very inspiring!

85
During previews
Delightful, Great acting, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if you appreciate a moving, beautifully written one-person performance about a non-traditional marriage. Wonderful music too!

Don't see it if Your interest in the play is mainly about the historical accuracy of the events. Much of this is likely not factual.

75
Dated, Great staging, Sometimes funny, Sometimes forced, Great acting

See it if you enjoy Neil Simon and are willing to enjoy this classic in a retro kind of way.

Don't see it if You have little interest in the dicey state of man-woman relationships in the 1960s. This is a dark comedy with laughs and suffering.

Also Being a baby boomer myself, I found this play somewhat enjoyable as a ... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Uplifting

See it if You are interested in history told in a very personal way by two delightful (and talented) older actresses.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals, or drama that is intense and fast moving.

81
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy 1-person shows that are more TED talk than acting, but pack a wallop of emotion--pain, suffering, enlightenment, and redemption.

Don't see it if you prefer shows that are fluffy and "nice"--not raw and direct.

Also I loved this show and am very glad I saw it. At the same time, when I ... Read more Read less

67
Quirky, Slow, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You love any and all musicals or if you are a big fan of William Finn's work. You like fluffy, silly "feel-good" plays about serious topics.

Don't see it if you don't LOVE musicals since, in this show, every word is part of a song.

Also I love the Gallery Players and see most of their shows, but this one w... Read more Read less

68
Quirky, Great acting, Cliched, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if First and foremost, you really just want to see Hayley Mills and the play is secondary. (Yes, that's why I went.)

Don't see it if you don't even have a clue who Hayley Mills is, but are hoping for either a hysterical comedy or a thought-provoking drama.

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want to see a fascinating dramatization of events and relationships in the life of Malcolm X.

Don't see it if you are only interested in light comedies and musicals.

Also As a school kid growing up in the deep South in the 60s who was taught... Read more Read less

80
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a great show that offers a wonderful cast and a well-written, story that is very relevant today.

Don't see it if you are a racist, or if you prefer shows that are in a "real" theater with a "real" stage, and "real" staging. This is as simple as it gets.

Also I almost skipped this show because it took place in a church and every... Read more Read less

76
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Edgy, Confusing

See it if you are interested in seeing a sci-fi play that is somewhat absurd but still strikes a relevant chord about today.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by satire about religion, reproductive rights, men and politics.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a one-man show that will just blow you away.

Don't see it if you truly believe the Constitution is "just" a piece of paper and nothing can change your mind.

Also This play is just amazing. I was just spell-bound watching the one act... Read more Read less

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Romantic, Cliched

See it if you love lighthearted, fun, musicals that, even if not perfect, still are entertaining and make you smile.

Don't see it if if don't care for musicals unless they are top Broadway productions.

Also While this was not my favorite Gallery Players production (I've seen m... Read more Read less

51
Dated, Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Insipid

See it if You love, love pop hits from the 50s and 60s enough to forgive a mediocre, amateurish show. Pretty good voices.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show with a meaningful plot, characters with depth, or smart, witty dialogue.

51
Cliched, Disappointing, Raunchy, Repetitive, Occasionally funny

See it if you like Lisa Lampanelli and appreciate her loud, crass humor.

Don't see it if you prefer a play with a plot and well developed characters and don't find a lot of humor in serious food issues like anorexia and bulimia.

93
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Inspiring

See it if you enjoy great music-based shows that tell a fascinating story and assure that you will leave the theater happy.

Don't see it if you hate the music of Carole King and nothing will change your mind!

75
Clever, Entertaining, Masterful, Delightful, Funny

See it if You want to take kids to a great educational show, or if you are still a fun loving, curious kid at heart.

Don't see it if prefer traditional theater and are annoyed by rambunctious kids in the audience.

82
Thought-provoking, Intense, Entertaining, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if You enjoy one-man shows that tackle tough topics with tears and humor

Don't see it if You are not Hispanic and have no interest in or appreciation for other cultures.

90
For a previous production
Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Clever, Funny

See it if You enjoy musicals and want to see a clever "feel good" show that keeps you laughing

Don't see it if You hate all musicals and only enjoy shows that are heavy, dark and depressing

80
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you can appreciate a solo show about finding humor in coping with illness. It's real, it's funny, it's compassionate, and, at times, sad.

Don't see it if You are offended by anyone making jokes about serious health issues.

Also This is a touching, heartfelt show about a tough subject, but it is al... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like well-written plays that are offer excellent acting and some interesting history.

Don't see it if If you prefer experimental theater or musicals.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you appreciate classic plays performed in an intimate setting. Excellent acting.

Don't see it if you prefer light-hearted, faced-paced shows. This show unfolds slowly and quietly and does not have a happy ending.

75
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Funny, Often not believable

See it if you would like an interesting funny-sad story about living and dying, human connections, and the decisions we make

Don't see it if you don't like plays about death & dying and/or the dark side of religion

65
Edgy, Quirky, Slow, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if You really like one-person monologues and have an interest in teenage angst

Don't see it if You prefer light entertainment over an interesting but uneven show heavy on pain and despair.

75
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in the delving into the pain and anguish of real-life, controversial, very difficult decisions.

Don't see it if If your mind is closed and you absolutely do not want to see a play about the subject of abortion.

Also Well done but very short. I thought it could have really benefited fro... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great singing, Campy, Great writing

See it if You want to see a show that is all about entertainment: fun, laughs, great music and memories (if you grew up in the 50s).

Don't see it if If you prefer serious, thought-provoking theater that delivers a profound message.

Also I was worried that I would not enjoy this play as, even as a kid, I wa... Read more Read less

72
Clever, Great staging, Raunchy, Quirky, Excellent musicians

See it if If you want to see a cabaret-type musical about the immigrant experience.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a simple, light, family musical.

Also The larger-than-life narrator started off as hilarious, but became a b... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you can just enjoy an entertaining, multi-faceted show without overthinking every line.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light comedy or family show... or require an intermission.

Also I admit the pace was a little sluggish at time and certain references ... Read more Read less

87
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You enjoy allegorical dramas that quickly flip flop between humor and suspense and has Twilight Zone-ish touches.

Don't see it if You prefer light, fluffy, predictable shows that don't have layered meanings.

70
Absorbing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, A little slow

See it if you would enjoy a heartfelt, historically-significant drama with simple staging that is carried forward by fine acting.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a play related to the struggle against racism, or prefer fluffy plays with happy endings.

Also I am not a baseball fan but still enjoyed this play very much. Beware,... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant, Great acting, Cliched humor

See it if you want to be amazed and inspired by the talents of a person with Down's Syndrome.

Don't see it if if you are looking for a simple, lighthearted family comedy. There is some humor here....but also horror.

Also Play can be confusing at first making it seems slow and a bit boring. ... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if You want to see an amazing play about an amazing woman that speaks volumes about American history.

Don't see it if You truly believe in white supremacy?? No, everybody should see it.

72
During previews
Ambitious, Intelligent, Great acting, Slow, Confusing

See it if If you are interested in the subject matter

Don't see it if you prefer plays with a plot and lots of action. .

Also This is a poignant, moving play but it is mostly conversation that req... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Intense

See it if you want to see a commanding performance of a character's unraveling

Don't see it if if you prefer musicals, comedies, shows with extravagant staging or plays with a real plot.

50
During previews
Quirky, Slow, Insipid, Confusing

See it if if you are most interested in the historical significance of this confusing mishmash of a "play within a play."

Don't see it if you want to see a play that is entertaining, engaging, or thought provoking.

70
Entertaining, Dated, Great acting, Slow

See it if You are a female baby boomer who loves girl-friend shows.

Don't see it if You like shows that are thought provoking and really deliver a message

Also The acting, staging, show was just fine. But despite the fact that I a... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if you are interested in an engaging story about two fascinating people

Don't see it if you prefer a mindless play that encourages your brain to go idle.

Also I was worried that this show might be depressing but it was not. Many ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Great acting

See it if if you want to see an entertaining show that is far from the usual holiday offerings but still leaves you feeling good. Lots of talent here!

Don't see it if you are not interested in a short (~ 70 minutes) 1 person R-rated holiday show.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Dated, Predictable

See it if you are looking for a fun, lightweight show and enjoy reminiscing about life as it was. As a baby-boomer, I loved hearing the old songs.

Don't see it if If you want a fresh, thought-provoking show.

87
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing, Intriguing

See it if You just want to see a delightful show that offers intrigue, mystery, humor, and great acting.

Don't see it if You prefer shows with deep meaning and don't like small theaters that are off the beaten track.

Also I have never seen a show presented by the Morningside Players that I d... Read more Read less

71
Dated, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Quirky humor

See it if you are willing to take the time to lock into this heart-felt and poignant play.

Don't see it if you have no interest in seeing a (another) AIDS related play

51
Cliched, Dated, Fluffy, Great singing, Overrated

See it if if you love all musicals, even if they are about the silly sexual escapades of a wealthy widow.

Don't see it if you can find sometime more interesting to do, especially if you don't have a free ticket!!

Also Thought the cast did a fine job....they just didn't have much to work ... Read more Read less

91
Entertaining, Hilarious, Relevant, Intelligent, Thought provoking

See it if You are frustrated and depressed about the current political situation in the USA

Don't see it if You are proud to call Donald Trump your President.