Beth 6304

New York City

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Reviews (92)
69
Quirky, Great staging, Disappointing, Edgy, Entertaining

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
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

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
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Edgy

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
Intelligent, Intense, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

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
Slow, Intense, Confusing, Ambitious

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
Good dancing, Fluffy, Great staging, Entertaining

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
Slow, Excruciating, Dated, Disappointing

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
Slow, Quirky, Confusing, Disappointing

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
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

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
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

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
Slow, Insipid, Excruciating

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
Great staging, Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

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
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

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
Good singing, Absorbing, Quirky, Entertaining

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
Ambitious, Boring, Excruciating, Disappointing

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
Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Intense

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
Uneven, Good singing, Disappointing, Cliched

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
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

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
Cliched, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

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
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

49
Slow, Excruciating, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You are a huge fan of Terrence McNally or you want to support young talented actors despite the material being dated, boring, plotless

Don't see it if You are looking for an entertaining play with a plot and interesting characters. I Really can’t recommend this to anyone.

70
During previews
Surreal, Avant-guard, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You are open to a different type of storytelling. Depressing topic but the ending was upbeat & amusing (& I loved the music). Good acting.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of avant- guard, physical theater. If you enjoy trying different forms of theater I think this is worthwhile.

70
Disappointing, Entertaining, Slow, Overrated

See it if You like family dramas and appreciate the personal struggles that inspired the playwright. Some good acting - particularly Celia Weston.

Don't see it if You have to pay full price. I was very underwhelmed w/this production. I found the story & characters unrealistic & overly sentimental.

76
During previews
Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like silly, over the top, comedy. Very fun, good set, good use of puppetry, 2nd act better

Don't see it if You prefer serious drama or don't find campy, silly comedy entertaining

55
Mediocre, Slow, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You want to support young, up and coming talent, although I thought only the male lead stood out

Don't see it if You are expecting more than a simple plot, shallow characters, mediocre music. hoping for jazz, ragtime,blues & heard mostly a sappy musical

72
Dated, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

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
Great staging, Disappointing, Cliched, Entertaining

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
Intelligent, Great music, Great staging, Disappointing

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
Quirky, Overrated, Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched

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

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75
Great staging, Cliched, Funny, Entertaining

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

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
Quirky, Insipid, Excruciating, Confusing, Disappointing

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
Quirky, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

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
Great writing, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

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
Confusing, Relevant, Disappointing

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
Slow, Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

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
Quirky, Entertaining, Edgy, Funny, Clever

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
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

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
Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

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
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

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
Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

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
Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

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
Slow, Overrated, Cliched, Disappointing

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
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

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
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

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.

69
During previews
Quirky, Fluffy, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You like character driven play w/decent ensemble, some funny exchanges, some quirky characters, slow start, 2nd half better

Don't see it if You get bored with a lot of dialogue and little action, characters and their dysfunctional lives not terribly interesting

70
Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy neglected classic performed in small theater with simple staging. Some strong acting (2 main characters, Louise & Viggo)

Don't see it if You can't appreciate low budget, unpolished productions

69
Fluffy, Disappointing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like sitcom type humor dealing w/family tensions, struggles of 1 immigrant family. Very predictable, not too serious, some laughs.

Don't see it if You don't like sitcoms. Dont expect any real insight into the struggles of immigrants. Parts were silly but not really funny.

49
During previews
Slow, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want to support new work, enthusiastic young theater company. Don't expect much connection to 2016 election.

Don't see it if You expect a clear plot. Both 1 act plays felt too long, acting was mediocre, & it was hard to stay interested in characters or story

83
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy over the top, silly satire, some very good acting particularly male lead. Excellent 2 level set. A lot of fun

Don't see it if You aren't interested in fast-paced farce about mistaken identities, exaggerated characters, over the top humor