Beth 6304

New York City

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Reviews (102)
78
During previews
The White Chip
Midtown E
Great acting, Clever, Relevant

See it if You are interested in following the evolution of 1 mans alcoholism from 1st drink, to hitting rock bottom, to multiple rehabs and relapses.

Don't see it if You don’t like alcoholism or religion treated with some humor. Play is not funny but some humorous lines.

Also This is a solid play and really worth seeing. Acting is very good, esp... Read more Read less

70
Square Go
Midtown E
Relevant, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are interested in a unique portrayal of schoolyard bulling. Despite a lot of silliness there are serious messages

Don't see it if You don’t have the patience to deal with heavy Scottish accents and a very small theater where audience participation is strongly encourage

75
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy face paced story told by 2 actors playing several roles. Funny, sometimes, corny humor, acting was good & effective staging

Don't see it if You dislike small theaters, simple, low budget sets, humorous take on a classic story

80
Charlie's Waiting
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy intimate theater, want to support female driven creative team. Plot & characters interesting, feeling of tension/mystery thruout

Don't see it if You want a clear, fully resolved ending. I actually felt the ending was very good & promotes a lot of discussion afterwards.

Also Highly recommend seeing this play. Writing is very good and acting str... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Perp
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy well written story of good vs evil, critique of our justice system with quirky characters and excellent cast.

Don't see it if You like big productions, fancy sets and light entertainment.

69
Eco Village
Midtown W
Entertaining, Edgy, Disappointing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You are interested in new works, exploration into identity, family, idealism, escapism, sexual freedom via commune of millennials

Don't see it if You want a realistic story and believable, likeable characters.

78
During previews
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like story about dysfunctional family, dark secrets, plot twists, family loyalty. Started out like a comedy but act 2 was much darker.

Don't see it if You are expecting a comedy or uncomfortable w/portrayal of Alzheimer’s. Was not about Alzheimer’s but this was an important plot element.

76
During previews
Edgy, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy 1 act plays, topics that challenge us, and dialogue that requires looking below the surface for more complex meaning

Don't see it if You are easily offended, are uncomfortable with topics involving racism and hate both hidden and overt.

77
Noura
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Intense, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy complex plots &interesting characters that deal with complicated issues. Talented playwright and impressed acting

Don't see it if You are interested in light entertainment

65
Tongue of a Bird
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Intense, Slow

See it if You want to support women’s theater. All female cast & Director. Some writing very eloquent, but at times it was over the top.

Don't see it if Can’t tolerate sparse set, very talky play, felt longer than 90 mins. Story dragged, some over acting. Lead uneven-some monologues well done

75
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Good dancing

See it if You enjoy musicals w/emphasis on dance. Seeing Irina dance in small intimate venue was the highlight for me. Creative use of small space

Don't see it if You like big musical productions w/great music. Choreography not too creative & limited due to tight space. Music mediocre but strong acting

55
During previews
Gemini
Midtown W
Disappointing, Dated, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You are interested in seeing a 1970s revival of an Obie award winning play.

Don't see it if You are looking for an interesting story, good acting or good writing. Boring, humor falls flat & very dated.

49
Disappointing, Confusing, Quirky, Slow

See it if You know someone w/the company & want to support their efforts. Actors worked hard, lots of energy/enthusiasm. Music & marionettes were good

Don't see it if You want a clear story acted out by marionettes. Actors alongside puppets very distracting, puppets seemed secondary. Boring& confusing

80
During previews
Travisville
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy intimate theater productions with strong ensemble of actors, very good writing, strong performances, very worthwhile

Don't see it if You only like flashy productions in fancy theaters. But you would be missing a very good production

89
Beep Boop
East Village
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You enjoy physical clowning, solo shows, creative commentary on our obsession with communication devices & resulting isolation.

Don't see it if You dislike miming and prefer more traditional theater. But you would be missing something special

10
The Dragon Griswynd
East Village
Excruciating, Insipid, Slow

See it if You know someone associated with the production and want to support them.

Don't see it if You enjoy theater of any kind. This no budget project is amateurish on all levels. Poor writing, mediocre acting, ridiculous story

75
The Beyonce
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy small productions with talented ensemble cast particularly the 2 leads and want to support new work

Don't see it if You don’t want to see Chekhov translated into a contemporary story or if you are expecting this to have anything to do with Beyonce.

48
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You enjoy abstract theater in an interesting but unairconditiined venue. No plot, little dialogue, some good singing, amateurish dancing

Don't see it if You expect a story, plot or even loosely based connection to Marquez novella. I had no idea what I was watching.

69
During previews
Entertaining, Quirky, Absorbing, Good singing

See it if You like intimate show set up like cabaret club, are interested in learning story of real life character Suzy Solidor, appealing lead actres

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with lesbian content, don’t enjoy cabaret style music, not fully fleshed out story

28
Fruit Trilogy
West Village
Disappointing, Excruciating, Boring, Ambitious

See it if You have to see everything done by EveEnsler & want to hear the horrors of hunan trafficking& prostitution.

Don't see it if You r bothered by nudity, want light entertainment, story w/plot. These monologues are very difficult to listen to albeit important subject,

69
During previews
Operation Crucible
Midtown W
Intense, Slow, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You like small productions, minimalistic staging, good use of lights & sound to spark your imagination. Requires much concentration

Don't see it if You want a linear story - story jumped around & already difficult to follow due to accents. Had to concentrate too hard on dialogue

63
Cliched, Disappointing, Good singing, Uneven

See it if You enjoy traditional musicals, cliched characters, mix of humor and sad themes of friendship, acceptance, loss.

Don't see it if You expect a polished show w/strong story & great music. Was moderately entertaining but at times boring. story tried to cover too much.

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You enjoy standup comedy, puppetry, surprisingly intelligent humor mixed in with a bit of raunchiness

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy watching a puppet deliver a standup comedy routine

70
During previews
The Stone Witch
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You are a fan of Dan Lauria. All strong performances, interesting story of aging writer dealing with alcoholism, dementia, past trauma

Don't see it if You want something light. Some laughs-mostly very serious topics. Too long, uneven, could cut some of angry tirades, past trauma confusing

83
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You enjoy drama with many layers. Serious themes but some laughs with quirky characters.

Don't see it if You are looking for light fluffy entertainment.

88
During previews
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy revivals of forgotten plays or are a fan of the Mint - this was a particularly good one. Very strong female lead

Don't see it if You dislike dark tragic stories

68
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Quirky, Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing, Funny

See it if You are interested in a quirky adaptation of Uncle Vanya. Acting was very good. Some funny lines.

Don't see it if You prefer a serious version of a classic play. the play was mildly entertaining but the story felt empty, slow at times & boring.

59
Relevant, Slow, Intelligent, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a lesser Miller play performed by a fairly talented ensemble. Small intimate theater, no intermission.

Don't see it if You need a clear story. ending is abrupt, there is little action & lengthy speeches. Didn’t understand role of marginal character Irina.

68
Girl of Glass
Midtown W
Slow, Confusing, Disappointing, Clever

See it if You want to support a female run theater company that produces only plays written by women & creative team is 85% female or TGNC.

Don't see it if Although an interesting & creative story about memories, I did not see the connection w/Glass Menagerie & found the plot hard to follow.

72
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy solo acts performed by 8 women exploring personal issues in short therapy sessions. Worthwhile, raw theater in intimate setting

Don't see it if You want a linear story. Strong passionate acting but sometimes unrealistic, too emotional, some over acting. Therapist dialogue unrealistic

72
Ah, Wilderness!
East Village
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Dated

See it if You enjoy period pieces, are interested in seeing O’Neils only comedy about family life in rural CT in 1906. Actor playing Richard very good

Don't see it if You expect an intense family drama, fancy set & costumes. Is an old fashioned play. Long but I was not bored

69
During previews
God Said This
West Village
Entertaining, Cliched, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy dramas about dysfunctional families, dealing with a dying parent, confronting and accepting the past.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with character dying of cancer. Some writing was good but at times seemed too much like a sappy melodrama.

75
During previews
Disappointing, Great staging, Great music, Intelligent

See it if You like classical music performed by virtuous musicians. Large part of program is music which is definitely the highlight.

Don't see it if You don’t like chamber music or 1 man shows. Accomplished actor in role of Toscanini but he was disappointing due to poor voice projection.

49
Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated, Quirky

See it if You like mindless romantic musicals with mediocre songs, hard working actors with some talent, predictable story w/feel good ending

Don't see it if If you don’t like musicals. This was a boring, predictable, cheesey, silly story that offers only a few laughs & is not worth your time

Also In all fairness, I think I was in the minority as the audience seemed ... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Great staging

See it if You enjoy 2 character story, intimate theater space, great set for small venue, heart warming story of friendship

Don't see it if You prefer productions w/larger cast, acting is good -at times difficult to understand 10 yr old girl. But she knew all her lines-impressiv!

79
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Slow

See it if You are a history buff or want to learn more about RFK & his 68 campaign. Makes u think about what a true leader is & how little has changed

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy solo performances. interesting to hear campaign speeches & behind the scene stories but a little repetitive & slow.

48
Disappointing, Confusing, Excruciating, Insipid, Quirky

See it if You want to see a rarely produced Vannegut play, like absurdism & can laugh at anything.

Don't see it if This was an overacted, muddled mess, not funny (although lots of people laughed). Not at all interesting. I like offbeat but this was bad

79
Suddenly
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a clever reenactment of a 1950s film about a plot to assassinate a president. Small, intimate theater, good acting. Worthwhile.

Don't see it if You prefer fancy Broadway productions, not quite polished, but I think I saw one of the first performances.

79
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Great writing

See it if You enjoy 1 acts, AR Gurney’s writing, & satirical plays about human character & love. 3rd play was hilarious. A lot of fun

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy comedy and prefer a longer indepth production rather than 3 short one acts

49
Disappointing, Relevant, Confusing

See it if Want to support young actors and first time playwright. Subject matter worth exploring and acting was ok but overall didn’t work

Don't see it if You want a polished production , developed characters, coherent script

62
Hedda
East Village
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if You want to support young actors & low budget production that is experimental with a “in development” feel. Interesting idea but didn’t work

Don't see it if You expect creative puppetry. This was a 1 woman show presenting an abbreviated version of Hedda Gabler told with dolls and sock puppets.

77
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You enjoy small off beat shows & creative storytelling with humorous and dark twists to classic fairytales

Don't see it if If you dislike low budget productions that are somewhat unpolished or solo performances

70
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are a fan of magic/illusion. Some parts inventive, particularly towards the end. Fun for kids.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy magic shows. A bit slow and not all parts interesting but overall entertaining

95
During previews
Conflict
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy period pieces with a message that is still relevant. Thoroughly entertaining with great set & costumes. Strong acting & writing.

Don't see it if You only want to see new work set in contemporary times (but you will be missing a really good play!)

80
Transfers
West Village
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You want to see 2 young actors in breakout performances. Serious drama w/some humor, good character depth

Don't see it if You prefer musicals or light comedy

81
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You enjoy intimate theater, unusual story dealing w/love, loss & coping w/trauma. Was surprised by story & by how good it was!

Don't see it if You are only interested in big fancy productions. But you would be missing a good one!

79
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if You enjoy fast paced periofarce about mistaken identities delivered in verse. You need some patience to get used to the dialogue but its fun

Don't see it if You want a complex thought-provoking drama with realistic characters. This is light entertainment but clever & well acted

68
Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated, Slow

See it if You don’t mind seeing a mediocre show that doesn’t compare to the movie

Don't see it if You expect great acting, interesting sets and characters you care about. Subtitles distracting & often unnecessary.

78
During previews
Education
Midtown E
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy new play covering current issues related to school violence, artistic expression, free expression, family dynamics, religion, etc.

Don't see it if You want light entertainment. Too many issues packed into this play...overly ambitious but overall worth seeing.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy small intimate productions. Well acted and staged. Interesting topical family drama with plot twists that keep you engaged,

Don't see it if If you only like big flashy productions. Otherwise go see this. It’s well worth it.