ClaudiaRose 2014

Brooklyn | 25-34
About:  i'm just an artsy gal lookin' for a good night out among the stars
Reviews (28)
90
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if You’re a Millenial/Gen Z who loved Spongebob or you want an uplifting, acrobatic musical to sing along to. Great for families.

Don't see it if You want a very intense, emotional musical. But if you’re looking to be in touch w your inner Spongebob or kid, this is a fun joyful show!

10
Irresponsible, Disappointing, Problematic & ill-informed, Excruciating, Great acting

See it if Don't. A messy, deeply misguided attempt at skewering rape culture that misses almost all marks

Don't see it if I honestly wouldn't see it. After seeing it, I was shocked it was produced at all.

Also It can be easy to dismiss this play based on the idea alone, but I was... Read more Read less

76
Somewhat cerebral and distant, Indulgent, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you love Chekhov, you like meta-theatricality or intellectually-fueled performances, or you'd like to see Chekhov but haven't

Don't see it if you want a traditional play, or something that isn't at times sort of hipster millenial in its approach

55
Slow, Intelligent, Confusing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you love thrillers and plots featuring cut-throat competition, and/or you're interested in plays about politics, US foreign affairs, or govt

Don't see it if you care about "character likeablility," or you don't like plays having unanswered questions or details, or mental note-taking

87
Hilarious, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if u wanna see a play that's not city-centric, liberal-centric or the people you may expect to see/hear on stage in whole-hearted performances

Don't see it if u're not into intense dramas centering female stories, dealing with violence, white privilege, + sexism or you don't like when ppl talk fast

95
Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to fangirl over queer romance, spend some time rejecting heteronormativity, you like farce or melodrama or over the top humor

Don't see it if You like traditional musicals or heavy dramas, or you don’t wanna see wonderful glittery amazing LGBTQIA-ness onstage (WHY I ask you)

75
During previews
A little cold, Incredible design, Hilarious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like Sam Shepard or Dano or Hawke. You want to see a well-directed, masterfully designed American classic of the contemporary canon.

Don't see it if you don't like Shepard's work, want something relevant, fully realistic or w tons of heart, or you're tired of white dudes with family drama

Also I was surprised by this play. The cast, especially the show-stealing M... Read more Read less

88
Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you were ever in high school and you want to forget it all; or you were ever in high school and loved it. You love or like Mean Girls.

Don't see it if you're threatened by watching hilarious, captivating and joyous performances by incredibly talented women. You don't like laughing.

Also This show is really such an exquisitely acted piece, with moments of b... Read more Read less

80
Quirky, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you want a play that is fundamentally uplifting, about love, family, and community. You want a politically relevant or soul-feeding night.

Don't see it if you don't want to see something with a sense of humor and a positive and complicated lens, or you hate plays about families.

50
Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you like edgy, superbly-designed, well-directed work about young NYC middle-class women exploring pretty binary + hetero power structures

Don't see it if you want a nuanced exploration of being a young woman that feels like it isn't 2 steps behind intersectional feminism. CW: rape, assault

96
Entertaining, Relevant, Masterful, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if you love smart, funny comedies with great acting, writing, and direction; you enjoy laughing, cringing, and thinking simultaneously.

Don't see it if you want to miss a great evening of theatre & experience FOMO when it sells out; you want a serious, dramatic, or mindless theatre.

15
Disappointing, Raunchy, Indulgent, Excruciating, Cliched

See it if you want to go to a strip club without going to a strip club with eally good dancing, albeit problematically gendered and stereotypical!

Don't see it if you want inventive, thoughtful complex dance-based work about queerness and sexuality; you aren't comfortable with nudity & lots of dildos

100
Great staging, Funny, Enchanting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you like Victorian or Bronte-esque spins on love, life, and sisterhood that are quirky and oddball and dark

Don't see it if you don't like quirky, bizarre, or oddball humor

90
Clever, Riveting, Relevant, Quirky, Absorbing

See it if you like complicated, timely and electric work that is equal parts funny and thought-provoking

Don't see it if you don't want to think, or be engaged and only want pure "entertainment"

98
During previews
Masterful, Hilarious, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if Especially if you're an LGBTQ womxn or person, someone who likes good, well-structured comedy, feminism, or tasteful but playful sex jokes

Don't see it if I don't know why you wouldn't see it unless you hate women or queer folx. It's incredible. A great play for a date or to see with friends.

Also Greek gods reincarnate, gardening, New Jersey housewives, climate chan... Read more Read less

85
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see, Intense, Great staging

See it if You are interested in plays that grapple smartly w history and center women of color while doing so; well-directed, sensitive and smart

Don't see it if You don’t like plays that deal with surgery, medicine, childbirth or vaginas (why tho?), or u r triggered by depictions of American slavery

Also If you are a white person, esp a white American, you should see this p... Read more Read less

75
Quick, Entertaining, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you love punk rock and talking/thinking about how music influences you, you like intimate performance

Don't see it if you want a performance that's not from the POV of a young white man and an older white man

77
During previews
A little flat, Strong ensemble, Slow, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if Ur into strong three-hander ensemble performances that examines the arc, life, and family struggles of a woman grappling w how best to live

Don't see it if You don't like a slow burn. You don't like double- and triple-casting. You want a comedy, or something on the emotionally-uplifting side.

Also The acting and directing in this piece is superb. Like, I was seriousl... Read more Read less

67
During previews
Disappointing, Relevant, Insipid, Funny, Banal

See it if You love family dramas or television sitcoms

Don't see it if uneven acting bothers you, you want fully explored character arcs and interpersonal histories

Also It is wonderful to see mostly solid performances, especially by Satomi... Read more Read less

80
Thought-provoking, Slow, Great staging, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a timely, important play that explores the ideas of what it means to be a refugee, and how someone becomes one.

Don't see it if you don't like non-traditional staging or seating, you don't want a long, slow burn of a show, or you want to see a show that's not intense.

84
Well-directed, Indulgent, Very white, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if it remounts! Seriously, a good set of plays (CLARKSTON being the more exciting) that unpacks suburban and country life thoughtfully

Don't see it if you hate the idea of some white kids feeling emotionally related and literally related to Lewis and Clark

Also The acting is straight up incredible, especially among the older actor... Read more Read less

73
During previews
A little safe, Indulgent, Relevant, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you want to consider race + sexuality w moments of solid comedy, though often doesn't feel *truly* risque/risky in its attempt.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with sexually graphic material and depictions of sex that include themes of sexual trauma, racism, slavery. Various CW

84
Refreshing, Epic, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Bring your kids! A neuro-inclusive work! If you haven't seen any before, you should! You like TLP book. It's a charming, fairy tale evening.

Don't see it if you want a gritty, hard-hitting drama kind of experience. This is a magical, dreamscape kind of experiencing. Joyful and fun. Full of heart!

75
Great acting, Ambitious, Relevant, Predictable, Slow

See it if you like period/historical dramas, strongly performed two-handers, and plays that deal with queerness and American history.

Don't see it if you want an emotionally light, or fluffy, night at the theatre. (CW: description of sexual coercion & assault)

96
Quirky, Refreshing, Epic, Great singing, Clever

See it if you want to see an uplifting, kinda-concert/kinda-play evening of theatre infused with revolution, sci-fi, wonderful songs, & love

Don't see it if you don't like blues- or folk-inspired music, or smiling, or joy. Or mentions of robots. Or humorous/thoughtful veiled political undertones

100
Must see, Profound, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want a night of theatre that opens up you soul, that asks a lot of you, that makes you pay attention, that is politically relevant

Don't see it if No reason not to see it. Go!

55
Brutal, Convenientally problematic, Indulgent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you like intense, heavy, family-based dramas centered around nuclear family (mostly) and hetero older white men (mostly)

Don't see it if you want to leave the theatre feeling happy, you don't like narratives that feature the Bible, or you want a play that centers non-white men

60
Slow, Indulgent, Cliched, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like period dramas, good acting, and very traditional story telling

Don't see it if you want radical, contemporary-feeling, or an edgy night of the theatre that really explores feminism and the history of drama