aphra

New York City

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Reviews (7)
75
Intense

See it if you like classic Scandinavian plays

Don't see it if you prefer more depth in characters and dialog. However, the Village Voice review was unfair to male cast members of the show -

Also - the problem was the writing not the acting. The play is mainly a lon... Read more Read less

100
Profound, Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing

See it if Norma Jeane at the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic. http://www.mergatroyd.org/normajeane

Don't see it if This show is part of the Winterfest.

Also I am the author/director of this show so obviously I am not objective,... Read more Read less

54
Cheesy, Dated

See it if You miss pre-1990s sitcoms. Marina Re was great as a variation on the manic pixie dream girl.

Don't see it if You like plays with an original, contemporary POV.

50
Indulgent, Overrated, Confusing

See it if You: like political statements; enjoy tone going from wacky to earnest and back in 60 seconds; want to see creative direction.

Don't see it if You: value coherent plot & tone; agree it's unethical to rate your own play to drive up show-score. Plus everything CurtainUp review said.

42
Sanitized for your protection, Cliched, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You have a vague idea of King's music.

Don't see it if You want something exciting and well written instead of an excuse to string together hit songs.

Also Jesse Green's review says it all. And I would add that I would much ra... Read more Read less

58
Overrated, Meh

See it if You read the Wikipedia article on Gorey that claims he was an asexual - this play disagrees. The production values were very good.

Don't see it if You like plays with dramatic scenarios and not just gentle musings about a life that was not very exciting.

Also Playwrights are always told "show, don't tell." This play is almost co... Read more Read less

45
Slow, Disappointing

See it if You want to see some good acting/attractive actors.

Don't see it if You like plays with emotional resonance that say something besides: "the system sucks", plus everything the L&S review said.