Bruce K 6197

New York City

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Reviews (28)
During previews
Little Women
West Village
Great writing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to be entertained and transported. I was very invested in each character and their storylines.

Don't see it if You are distracted by cross ethnic casting.

Also I am really surprised at the low scores this show is getting. It is mu... Read more Read less

During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you like great acting and elaborate staging and you are a fan of Shaw.

Don't see it if you can't make it through a long show that could have been cut by an hour at no cost to the story.

During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Accessable, Riveting, Romantic

See it if want to enjoy Shakespeare. This show is very easy to follow and is very funny and entertaining.

Don't see it if can't deal with a story that you clearly understand, but the dialogue is in iambic pentameter.

Absorbing, Funny, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you have any interest in independent theatre in New York

Don't see it if are looking for a Neil Simon play

The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Ambitious, Great acting, Huge

See it if you want a good production of a tough script, enormous set design including a 136' diameter turntable. Great acting and direction dwarfed.

Don't see it if you need easily accessible storyline. This play is expressionistic and that is not for everyone. The set should have been more 1920's

Chess Match No. 5
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You hate yourself. Seeing this was the worst experience I have ever had at the theatre

Don't see it if You value your eyesight. My wife and I could not watch this show because the lighting made our eyes hurt so much we had to close them.

During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you absolutely have to see the script go by to prove to yourself once and for all that it is unproducible.

Don't see it if want to to be entertained. TFANA pulled out all the stops to make this. Everyone involved is very talented, but doesn't work.

During previews
West Village
Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want an excellent presentation of cultural bias within a cultural most Americans wrongly think of as homogenous.

Don't see it if you insist on seeing riveting theatre. An unbelievable number of scene changes, the story develops very slowly and the ending is very murky.

Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky, Slow

See it if Like to see the classic Dickens story in a modern dance version.

Don't see it if Are not generous enough to stick with some of the slow parts.

Great acting, Exquisite, Masterful

See it if you like Shakespeare. This isn't one his best, but this production is outstanding. You can understand what the characters are saying.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the Bard of Avon.

Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if you like poorly constructed musicals with bad songs, cliched choreography and bad sound.

Don't see it if respect your own time.

Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic, Original, Funny

See it if Love funny and talented delivery of excellent material

Don't see it if If you are ntentettained by a great physical commediane

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Romantic

See it if If you like to follow a humorous, imaginative woman's journey of growing confidence in herself

Don't see it if You hated third grade

Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you like every possible technology of the theater thrown onstage to no useful purpose.

Don't see it if Are looking for a story you can follow and care about.

Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a workmanlike presentation of the script.

Don't see it if You want to be transported. This is not an inspired production.

Harry Clarke
West Village
Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Quirky, Edgy

See it if you enjoy solo shows with excellent acting. Billy Crudup can turn a character or a scene on a dime and run off in a an unexpected direction

Don't see it if you do not like plays about pan sexual characters.

For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Dizzying, Refreshing

See it if you have any idea what is supposed to happen in a theater. This show is hysterical.

Don't see it if don't want to be surprised and delighted.

Luft Gangster
East Village
Intelligent, Masterful, Dated, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an excellent, unified show with a gripping story. Production company Nylon Fusion does their best work to date.

Don't see it if are afraid of WWII prison camp stories.

Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You are interested the race relations debate, especially in the current political climate. Excellent, subtle use of projections too.

Don't see it if Like a finished scenic look and completely developed script. Stage right looked great. Stage left was a work that needs a lot of progress.

Haram! Iran!
Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if You want to see a bad presentation of what I suspect is an excellent script. The direction, design & much of the acting are just wrong.

Don't see it if You want to suspend disbelief, or see decent acting, direction & design. 1 actor was good & he stood out because everything else was so bad.

During previews
Disappointing, Great writing, Quirky, Slow, Great acting

See it if you really, really want to hear the script, but keep your eyes closed.

Don't see it if you like fully realized, unified theatre with a chance of suspension of disbelief. THERE IS NO SET. It looks like an acting class exercise!

Clever, Epic, Intelligent, Slow

See it if You like Irish plays with an story you want to follow.

Don't see it if You don't like broad acting, slowly developing scenes and a way too big set.

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful

See it if You are a fan of traditional European theatre brilliantly realized.

Don't see it if you don't want to laugh.

For a previous production
Crackskull Row
Great acting, Clever, Intelligent, Original

See it if You like Irish culture, clever writing, great acting and an amazing set

Don't see it if You don't like to think and figure things out.

Edgy, Original, Intense

See it if you like dramatically depicted trailer trash people suffering through self made degradation.

Don't see it if are looking for sweetness and light.

Cliched, Great acting, Fluffy, Slow, Quirky

See it if If you are a rabid fan of The Sound of Music

Don't see it if Any other kind of person

Debriefing (FringeNYC)
Lower E Side
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You like Homeland or Madam Secretary or spy novels.

Don't see it if You are afraid of current events.

Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you are the kind of person who doesn't like sappy musicals. I hate them and I loved this show.

Don't see it if you hate great staging and a musical with a story that you want to follow.