apfel und honig

New York City | 25-34
About:  Lovers of theatre and a good Japanese curry
Reviews (39)
72
Slow, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy classical style linier stories with minimal staging. You are interested in the juxtaposition of the lives of the rich and poor.

Don't see it if You like a modern story or upbeat message in your theatre.

85
During previews
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Refreshing, Sad, Poignant, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you want to see something new, refreshing, and poignant in an upbeat and engaging concert-cross-play

Don't see it if you don't like modern music, death as a topic is a bit too close for comfort right now

Also While it could be called a musical, it's really more of a concert-cros... Read more Read less

78
Funny, Energetic, Great singing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you enjoy history (or don't), you like retrospective shows, you enjoy music from 1949-1969, you want to understand your grand/parents more

Don't see it if you have strong politics about history

Also An energetic romp through 20 years of world history told through three... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Light hearted, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy vaudeville-esque kitch productions that is full of laughs and over the top characters.

Don't see it if You expect you period drama to be all period and no drama.

75
Funny, Great staging, Clever

See it if you enjoy stories about the life of a character, clever takes on identity and the concept of multiple lives, or light-hearted stories

Don't see it if you only enjoy gritty theatre, have trouble following actors chaning characters/genders/ethnicities from scene-to-scene

Also The story stitches together the many lives/paths of the central charac... Read more Read less

88
The White Chip
Midtown E
Funny, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like funny but true-to-life stories, stories about relatiomships, masterful characterization

Don't see it if mature content or stories about addiction/alcoholism bother you

Also Staging was very good, props were uesd well and didn't distract... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Round Table
Midtown E
Quirky, Enchanting, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if if you enjoy fun, quirky premises, you want to release your inner geek, you're a Game of Throne fan

Don't see it if you have no sense of imagination

Also Great acting and staging! Actors had to switch between 2-3 different v... Read more Read less

83
Dust
East Village
Intense, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy witty, very dark comedy, challenging ideas,

Don't see it if you're easily disturbed you're sensitive to strobe lighting and/or light fog

Also A show not for the faint of heart when discussing the aftermath of sui... Read more Read less

95
Relevant, Great writing, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy strong writing, dynamic staging, relevant subject matter, or Richard Wright's work

Don't see it if you don't like to blur the boundary between theatre and reality

Also An extremely strong production in staging, acting, directing, and ligh... Read more Read less

67
Hitler's Tasters
West Village
Quirky, Funny, Confusing

See it if you enjoy fringe shows, supporting shows early in their run, enjoy quirky shows

Don't see it if you're easily confused, you only like polished shows

65
Collective Noun
East Village
Quirky, Topical, Confusing

See it if you enjoy radical feminist, socialist, or emerging playwright pieces, you've seen Girls and you like it or you don't like

Don't see it if if you absolutely loathe Millenials, liberal thinkers, or quirky staging

Also Collective Noun is an early piece in the playwright's career. The scri... Read more Read less

85
The Comedian's Tragedy
Soho/Tribeca
Funny, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you enjoy quick-witted theatre, enjoy comedy, or are perhaps a former thespian.

Don't see it if you really can't stand un-air conditioned spaces or need your theatre to be done in 2 hours or less

Also A well-written and paced play with spot-on acting with broad audience ... Read more Read less

70
Thought-provoking, Brave, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if you're interested and/or want to understand more about mental health, or were once a teenager/young adult

Don't see it if you're not interest in mental or were never a teenager/young adult. You're easily put off by less-than-broadway theatres.

Also The play is an interesting telling of experiences with mental health t... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Handbagged
Midtown E
Relevant, Intelligent, Disappointing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you enjoy political history/politics or dry British wit

Don't see it if you dislike whirlwind tour of complex history, you know literally nothing about British politics or the 70-90s of politics

Also A very dry-witted show with a whirlwind of British political history a... Read more Read less

86
For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Confusing, Absorbing, Thoughtful, Edgy, Funny

See it if you're a Shakespeare fan, enjoy dynamic performance, you want a fresh take on a classic play

Don't see it if you struggle with Shakespearan language or keep up with a fast-paced play, you're squeamish

Also The play is an abridged version with a few textual changes (noted in t... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Feral
Midtown E
Absorbing, Immersive, Masterful, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if a show dedicated to its craft with engaging storytelling. a behind-the-scenes view with all live puppetry/sound/music/video

Don't see it if you're expecting a grand stage broadway show or you're a stickler for classical theatre

86
The Cake
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you'd like to see some top-notch production values, good acting, a good laugh and a new point of view.

Don't see it if you only like really meaty, deep scripts and aren't interested in hearing another opinion/POV

75
Dying in Boulder
East Village
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you're interested in something fresh and curious. it's an ambitious script that dragged a little but was still interesting

Don't see it if you've no interest in other cultures, have no patience for hippies, or have a short attention span.

81
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You're interested in seeing a classic for pushing the subject matter boundaries of theatre; want to see things from a different perspective

Don't see it if The signing isn't always 100% translated which add dynamic to the play but could make you crazy if you're a control freak. Ages 12+

96
During previews
We Live by the Sea
Midtown E
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if you want something a bit different, not a typical feel-good story, told in a clever and fun way.

Don't see it if all you want is a Broadway musical with glitter.

Also Great show for any age. Very enlightening about human relationships an... Read more Read less

68
Indulgent, Cliched, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy introspective stories, you've always wondered what happens to the daughters of pagent winners

Don't see it if you like fast-paced shows, one-woman shows are not your thing

Also An interesting story about the daughter of a pagent winner.... Read more Read less

90
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like fashion, music, & entertainment from the 60-70s. No need to see the film/read the book firs

Don't see it if A bit long for a one act (1h45) but it flies by. There is some audience participation, if you're terrified, sit in the back.

Also A great one act show with an excellent cast, great costuming, and top-... Read more Read less

85
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Refreshing, Relevant, Funny

See it if you enjoy relevant, quirky shows, new plays,

Don't see it if you have strict views on abortion, you've never changed your mind

Also This is great one act play that explores some polarizing ideas in a un... Read more Read less

76
Understated, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Funny

See it if you enjoy theatre of the mid 50s, understated plots/characters/exchanges, or you've seen and enjoyed the other plays in the series

Don't see it if you need fast and obvious plotlines, nuances of language are lost on you,

Also The last play in the series by Horton Foote concludes the tale of a fa... Read more Read less

78
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if history, identity, culture, or fame are themes that interest you

Don't see it if you can't use your imagination/need a ton of scenery and props

Also An interesting play about the 1936 Olympics. Don't be turned off if sp... Read more Read less

87
During previews
(A)loft Modulation
Midtown W
Great musical score, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy mid-century art, live music, photography, or vicarious peeks into 1960's New York arts culture

Don't see it if you need short and snappy theatre (it's 2.5 hours with intermission), you like plot-driven or linear shows, or you hate jazz

Also An interesting story straight from the archives of 1960's New York, co... Read more Read less

85
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Engaging

See it if you enjoy British works, modern topics, coming-of-age tales, social issues

Don't see it if you're sensitive to childhood trauma and/or mature topics

Also A fun but also sombre play that revisits a harrowing event from David'... Read more Read less

100
Refreshing, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like seeing talented people perform, stellar shows, cats, and wholly entertaining works

Don't see it if you don't like to have fun or laugh.

Also A superbly entertaining show that appeals to a broad audience - as the... Read more Read less

78
Pertinent, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Funny

See it if you like unique stories, enjoy one-man shows, enjoy dark humor, enjoy stories set in the New York area

Don't see it if you're really squeamish (no blood, but it's 14A), you don't like small theatres, or have accessibility needs (no elevator)

Also A very well acted production of a unique story about a white boy on Ri... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Great costumes, Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you like Shakespeare (obviously), don't mind Shakespeare abridged, you enjoy great acting and more modern takes on (very) old plays

Don't see it if Shakespeare abirdged just won't do, you don't like staging updates to old texts

Also A very well done take on Measure for Measure. Great acting, staging, a... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you enjoy early 20th century drama, great acting, or slightly darker family drama (although not family-friendly)

Don't see it if you have trouble with Irish accents or need your theatre to be uplifting

Also The story is focused on the relationships of three people - two in par... Read more Read less

80
Last Man Club
West Village
Relevant, Intense, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you like historical theatre, enjoy plots based on fables, or enjoy Steinbeck

Don't see it if you only watch uplifting theatre

Also Staging was excellent and acting was crisp and well-rehearsed. It's a ... Read more Read less

88
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Funny

See it if you like plays about human relationships, a bit of banter, and don't mind the fourth wall crashing down.

Don't see it if you're a Chekov purist or your life actually sucks,

Also A fun update on an old play, doesn't matter if you've seen or read the... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Square Go
Midtown E
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like audience participation, theeatre in the round/intimate setting, you like poignant comedy

Don't see it if you don't like audiance participation, struggle deeply with Scottish accents (!)

Also A poignant comedy set in the schoolyard at an all-boys school in Scotl... Read more Read less

68
The Bigot
Midtown W
Funny, Relevant, Fluffy

See it if social issues interest you, you enjoy contemporary theatre, and enjoy comedy/witty shows

Don't see it if you're after a high-action, quick-paced show, or prefere your comedies dark

78
Thoughtful, Quirky, Entertaining, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if you like something different, enjoy gothic stories, and have an interest in literature

Don't see it if you're easily bored by a podcast/audiobooks, or can't visualise spoken word productions

66
Slow, Quirky, Confusing

See it if you like new/raw theatre or works-in-progress and enjoy a bit of a puzzle-piece plotline

Don't see it if you need everything chronological or expect a polished performance

90
safeword.
Midtown W
Entertaining, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you're open-minded and like a laugh. See if if you like an edgy subject matter (FYI there's no real nudity)

Don't see it if Not recommended for those who are seriously conservative or those put off by the theatre being a bit of a hole in the wall.

100
Bobbie Clearly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Funny

See it if you want a thoughtful and provocative show with incredibly talented actors. Action is close-up (no audience participation)

Don't see it if you need to know all of the answers to all of the questions in a play You're very squeamish (it lasts 5 mins max and you can look away)