clif

Bend | 50-64 | Male
About:  Retired teacher who loves the theatre.
Reviews (53)
88
Chester Bailey
Chelsea
Thoughtful, Well-acted, Absorbing
October 26th, 2022

See it if Appreciate character dramas of serious intent.

Don't see it if Dramas of trauma bore you.

87
Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing
October 26th, 2022

See it if You are interested in theatrical history and would like to check out an important play from the past that still stands up to today's likes.

Don't see it if If you do not want to view a ay that might be seen as old fashioned.

80
Great voices, Clever, Absorbing
October 26th, 2022

See it if You want to hear from LGBTQ voices in an interesting and exciting way .

Don't see it if You do not want a musical with gay lesbien characters centerstage.

83
Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing
October 26th, 2022

See it if You would like to see a nice use of other-abled actors in intense situations.

Don't see it if You do not like small intense productions.

92
During previews
Relevant, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing
October 27th, 2019

See it if You appreciate an articulate actor in a solo well-written show dealing with a heated event in 1991 nyc.

Don't see it if You do not lke solo shows especially dealing with serious subjects.

86
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Resonant, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Clever
October 26th, 2019

See it if You want to see a fast-paced play dealing with a historic period in the 1960's and including many political figures of the time.

Don't see it if You don't like political dramas.

76
The Independents
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Clever
October 26th, 2019

See it if You are interested in the lives of the two artists.

Don't see it if You don't like shows with a small cast in a historic setting.

90
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Quirky, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
October 26th, 2019

See it if You want to experience a one character performance with a funny presentation but with serious undertones and nostalgic moments.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a solo show or would be offended by liberal politics and gay references.

92
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing
October 26th, 2019

See it if You want to experience a musical of quality singing and music with engaging characters.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals.

94
Riveting, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see, Clever
October 26th, 2019

See it if You are a big David Byrne fan or approve of his music or just want to experience a well choreographed and musically talented show.

Don't see it if You do not appreciate a song-oriented performance.

30
An Ideal Husband
Midtown W
Disappointing
October 26th, 2019

See it if You want to see a high school performance in a horrible theater.

Don't see it if You appreciate theater.

76
All My Fathers
East Village
Great acting, Funny, Clever
October 20th, 2019

See it if You want to see a family dramedy dealing with relationships with older parents.

Don't see it if You want to see a long, large-cast epic dealing with deep insights.

72
Overrated, Great staging, Confusing, Absorbing
October 20th, 2019

See it if You want to catch those two marvelous actors live and enjoy a family drama.

Don't see it if You like a play with a plot one can follow.

87
Funny, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing
October 19th, 2019

See it if You enjoy a well-worded and well-acted drama. Both funny and somber. Unexpected.

Don't see it if You want a huge production.

96
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Must see
October 27th, 2018

See it if you enjoy period historic dramas with a small cast especially if you want to see Glenn Close in a compelling role.

Don't see it if you do not like historic dramas especially with religious elements .

90
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging
October 27th, 2018

See it if you enjoy comedies and fast paced performances. Actors did a great job especially Waxy Bush.

Don't see it if you have difficulty with British accents and profanity.

86
Entertaining, Great staging, Funny, Intelligent, Edgy
October 27th, 2018

See it if you are a fan of the actors and interested in the life of Sarah Bernhardt.

Don't see it if you do not like British accents or period plays that are a bit overacted.

94
The True
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant
October 25th, 2018

See it if you enjoy a fast moving drama with excellent recognizable actors set in the 70's changing political milieu.

Don't see it if if you do not like fast talking dramas with not a lot of plot and that deal with characters in a political crisis.

84
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Great acting
October 25th, 2018

See it if you really want to catch Stockard Channing in a drama on stage. Play involves family drama.

Don't see it if you do not like intense family dramas and includes one gay character as well as crtical comments of evangelical Christianity.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing
October 23rd, 2018

See it if you enjoy clever repartee between characters in a small production with excellent acting and writing about relevant issues in publishing.

Don't see it if you dont like small casts and would like a bigger longer production.

92
For a previous production
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Absorbing
October 23rd, 2018

See it if you love the original Fiddler, because you will love this exuberant production. From the very beginning i was sold. Wonderful in Yiddish.

Don't see it if you do not like this musical or you get impatient with reading subtitles. Also you must go through security to enter facility.

92
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Absorbing
October 21st, 2018

See it if you enjoy a relevant drama dealing with a family coping with someone aging as well as the effects of Alzheimers. The cast is superb!

Don't see it if you do not like dramedies that deal with sensitive family issues.

86
During previews
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Thought-provoking
October 21st, 2018

See it if you enjoy a drama with a small cast dealing with relevant gay issues, but dealing with a wider legal situation.

Don't see it if you definitely do not like plays dealing with gay issues.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant
October 21st, 2018

See it if you enjoy relevant and timely dramas dealing not only with family issues but also racial tensions.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy gritty dramas dealing with racial attitudes.

82
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful
November 1st, 2017

See it if you are interested in a radiotheater presentation of Lovecraft "horror " stories presented by well-voiced actors and spooky effects.

Don't see it if you would rather see a play of the stories and don't like fog machines.

Also This was my tribute to Halloween for myself. It is in a great part of ... Read more Read less

92
The Treasurer
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Relevant, Resonant, Quirky
October 29th, 2017

See it if you enjoy small, moving dramas that revolve around family issues performed in an intimate space. Modern and relevant.

Don't see it if you would rather see a musical or romantic comedy with a huge cast.

68
Ace
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Quirky, Indulgent
October 28th, 2017

See it if you like short solo shows that are autographical dealing with a father/son relationship.

Don't see it if you do not like solo shows particularly if touted to be a comedy but verges on tragedy. Plus space was freezing!

Also I wish i could have had some sympathy for this rich-kid-does-what-he-w... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see
October 28th, 2017

See it if you are a Eugene ONeil fan and wish to see a play not often done. An amazing dramatic accomplishment for this solo artist.

Don't see it if you hate solo works or long dramas of a bygone age.

Also The actor is amazing. Am glad i saw this production, and,although i li... Read more Read less

90
For a previous production
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Refreshing
October 25th, 2017

See it if you want a fun evening of slapstick comedy with a touch of British humour, and escape from the day's worries.

Don't see it if you do not like physical humor and will get frustrated with countless "mishaps" and "accidents".

Also Very clever comedy ; just when things cannot get "worse" they do (hila... Read more Read less

95
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging
October 25th, 2017

See it if you are a fan of either leading lady, or you just want to see a slick, well-produced musical that moves along quickly.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals at all or the idea of one about make-up ladies does not exactly thrill you.

Also IDK, i was thrilled to hear these two women sing and watch them act. A... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Junk
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great staging, Edgy, Intelligent, Relevant
October 25th, 2017

See it if you want to see a powerfully acted and staged play with a large cast in a stunning venue that captures American financial market ethics.

Don't see it if you want to see an intimate family drama or comedy or play to take your mind off daily concerns and burdens.

76
Glassheart
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Clever, Enchanting, Quirky
October 25th, 2017

See it if you like plays with a small cast staged in an intimate setting modernising a known fairy tale.

Don't see it if you want to see a famous actor, or don't like plays with fairy tale themes.

Also Theater tricky to find, and it is a four story walk up,(they can acces... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Delightful, Must see, Great singing
October 23rd, 2017

See it if you want to be entertained by a wonderfully staged, sung and acted musical, even you tend to not like musicals, filled with great moments.

Don't see it if Don't like musicals at all.

Also Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk and cast made it a magical and moving nigh... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant
October 22nd, 2017

See it if you enjoy a well-acted show with a small but talented cast of two. It delves with an issue without manipulation.

Don't see it if you don't like small casts or nonmusicals, or are offended or bored with gay issues.

Also Living through that period i related deeply to this piece. Very symbol... Read more Read less

92
Funny, Great acting, Great staging
October 22nd, 2017

See it if you enjoy a good dramedy with a great cast interpreting inspired material.

Don't see it if if you are in any way offended by gay situations.

Also The time flew by. Great to see the gay community and friends supportin... Read more Read less

95
The Home Place
Chelsea
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting
October 21st, 2017

See it if you enjoy Brian Friel plays and dramas which have ethical and interpersonal issues.

Don't see it if you have difficulties following Irish and British accents.

Also This intimate theater has been lovingly and beautifully renovated and ... Read more Read less

87
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging
October 21st, 2017

See it if you like British period plays, and you would enjoy watching Elizabeth McGovern in a drama, with an English accent no less.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy British accents, or period pieces.

82
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing
November 23rd, 2016

See it if you appreciate a period piece with great acting dealing with the ramifications of love and flirting.

Don't see it if you don't like period pieces.

82
Falsettos
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Resonant, Quirky, Great singing
November 22nd, 2016

See it if you like musical comedies with some very tender moments.

Don't see it if you do not like musicals or gay-related topics.

48
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Undignified, Glib
November 21st, 2016

See it if you want to see a stellar cast live, no matter how difficult it might be to watch. Nice sets and music.

Don't see it if you are expecting true, even if modernized, Chekhov.

80
A Life
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny
November 20th, 2016

See it if you like funny material and twists in plot and endings.

Don't see it if you are offended by gay topics.

94
Clever, Great staging, Must see
November 20th, 2016

See it if you want to be immersed, without embarrassment, into a swirling, musical evening with Pierre and his cohorts from War and Peace. A delight!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or non-traditional settings.

96
Great acting, Great writing, Profound
November 20th, 2016

See it if you enjoy a well-acted, well-written drama that flows seemlessly. Moving and thoughtfully portrayed. Bravo.

Don't see it if you do not like plays with little plot and small casts.

75
Poison
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting
November 19th, 2016

See it if You would enjoy a two character play with serious subject matter.

Don't see it if 90 minutes of two people talking, often angry and emotional, will drive you crazy.

90
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Relevant
November 19th, 2016

See it if you enjoy family dramas dealing with the dynamics of normal dysfunctions.

Don't see it if you do not find family or religious issues funny or ironic.

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant
November 18th, 2016

See it if you are interested in her life.

Don't see it if you don't like small casted biographical plays.

93
Hand to God
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Original
September 22nd, 2016

See it if you enjoy comedic plays.

Don't see it if you are against religious themes in plays.

92
Clever Little Lies
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting
January 18th, 2016

See it if You like , what I like to call, livingroom comedies. And if you like Marlo Thomas, a must see.

Don't see it if You want to see a large musical.

90
Clever, Delightful, Must see
January 18th, 2016

See it if You like a fast, well-acted musical.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy anything British.

86
King Charles III
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Clever
November 29th, 2015

See it if You love the Royals, or just like British drama.

Don't see it if You don't care for British productions