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West Village
About:  I'm a theater and film maker. Obsessed. Mostly disappointed with art makers. so called.. in search of master pieces.. ones that changes the world.
Reviews (38)
55
Disappointing, Intense, Confusing, Ambitious
December 9th, 2021

See it if You want to learn about the 92 riots in an interesting way

Don't see it if You already know what's going on.

Also If this was done as in One Act, without intermission I would be rating... Read more Read less

43
Approval Junkie
West Village
Banal, Self serving, Too long, Funny at times, Boring
December 9th, 2021

See it if you're around the village and might as well hop on a quick performance before hanging out

Don't see it if you expect great story telling.

Also The show is about a woman who has a big forehead, failed in acting wor... Read more Read less

90
Great singing, Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny, Clever
December 8th, 2021

See it if You want to truly be entertained and not feel guilty. This is a really fun and impressive show!

Don't see it if you're no fun

Also Had no idea what I was seeing. I was very impressed with the concept a... Read more Read less

72
The Visitor
East Village
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant, Great staging
December 8th, 2021

See it if You're interested in what goes on with immigration in this country. Creative staging and light work

Don't see it if you don't care about immigration

Also I was truly touched with this story. I can relate to, say the least. O... Read more Read less

70
Political, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever
December 8th, 2021

See it if You want to see liberals trump: Cuomo's true face- how he undermines laws to put people in jail because they don't bend over for him.

Don't see it if you want to stay in your bubble and ignore the fact that libs just like dems are corrupt.

Also I didn't have much expectations going to see this play I was very impr... Read more Read less

60
Resonant, Timely, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant
December 8th, 2021

See it if You want to support and pay your respect to the artist who wrote this still relevant to day play -supposed to be on broadway then and now is

Don't see it if You're expecting groundbreaking entertainment-- or not interested in race relations in our society.

65
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Great acting, Too many words, Great staging
February 28th, 2020

See it if You are interested in Rich People's problems and want to hear it on the stage from the talented actors.

Don't see it if You have no interest in no-premise- drama. You didn't consume a sufficient amount of alcohol

Also I must say I enjoyed the staging- it was wonderful, and I enjoyed some... Read more Read less

68
Relevant, Overrated, Great acting, Cliched, Banal
February 26th, 2020

See it if You don't know anything about the story and want to see a great ensemble with great staging. In my case, I went to see Ed Harris!

Don't see it if You have attention issues, and sitting anywhere but the main floor. If your only chance to see the play is the balcony so be it.

74
During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining
February 26th, 2020

See it if A must-see for theatergoers. You are interested in seeing some well-known actors, especially Austin Pendleton.

Don't see it if I don't see any reason why you shouldn't see this play. It is worth seeing.

Also Don't read this part if you haven't seen the show-... Read more Read less

45
Great stories, Bad directing, Amateur acting, Great light and set design, Great staging
February 23rd, 2020

See it if You can enjoy the scenery and the words of the authors and filter out amateurish acting and staging of the play.

Don't see it if You expect quality acting. But see it regardless.

Also Although the acting was amateurish, I saw that they were trying their ... Read more Read less

45
Disappointing, Great staging, Overrated, Slow, Banal
February 18th, 2020

See it if You want to see a great staging and lighting.

Don't see it if You can't stand 80 minutes of nothing.

Also I really enjoyed the scenery, so much more than the actual play. The p... Read more Read less

45
Slow
February 13th, 2020

See it if You are around east village and want to kill sometime.

Don't see it if You expect a great production because you saw the name: Bertolt Brecht

Also Unfortunately the production wasn’t directed well. First play was dead... Read more Read less

49
Quirky, Funny, Confusing
February 6th, 2020

See it if You are Irish and have at least two drinks.

Don't see it if You’re not Irish and sober. Forget it if you’re a foreigner.

Also The actor deserves credit for putting this together. Not an easy thing... Read more Read less

51
Why?
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Slow, Overrated, Cliched, Banal
February 6th, 2020

See it if You have no expectation. Nothing else to do.

Don't see it if You are not interested in theater. This play is about theater mainly.

94
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious
February 6th, 2020

See it if You don’t have a republican friends and you have no clue how goes on their minds.

Don't see it if You can’t stand others opinions that are different than yours.

Also One of the best shows of 2019. I enjoy4f how liberals were unhappy dur... Read more Read less

86
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
February 6th, 2020

See it if You are interested in American politics, equality, political activism.

Don't see it if You have no interest in things that matter in life. You don’t like Great acting.

75
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Resonant, Relevant
February 6th, 2020

See it if The acting was good. The stage is very interesting. It worked. You won’t regret seeing it.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to guns- gun policies. Interested in owning guns.

Also Issues: the low volume of the Actors and their low energy was unfortun... Read more Read less

84
Intense, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing
January 31st, 2020

See it if You want to see two different plays and two very different actors performing separately. Overall well done. Though the Brit was too british

Don't see it if You recently lost a loved one. Because the stories are intense in this show, in a very good way.

73
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Cliched, Funny, Great staging
January 31st, 2020

See it if You want to see Marisa on stage, live! Obviously. Also amazing music and staging for this production. The story was quiet boring nonetheles

Don't see it if You don’t like Marisa Tomei

81
Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
January 31st, 2020

See it if You want to see a creative production with a wonderful play. It was one of the best of ‘19 summer.

Don't see it if You have no interest of regular folks getting by.

19
MsTRIAL
Midtown W
Bad acting, Amateur, Slow
January 31st, 2020

See it if You get a free ticket.

Don't see it if You have to pay for it.

50
Slow, Disappointing
January 31st, 2020

See it if You are okay about being scammed. The play isn’t about what it promises.+if You never seen a show at this space. Really cool and clean too.

Don't see it if You know the space and know about Rh. The play promises something that doesn’t deliver and I don’t like that. It’s literally scamming.

17
Dizzying, Disappointing, Banal
January 31st, 2020

See it if You have nothing going on. Staging is entertaining and the cast is good looking.

Don't see it if You have no patience.

84
A Soldier's Play
East Village
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Relevant
January 31st, 2020

See it if You wanted to be reminded of how racist this country is. Or bring a friend who needs the reminder.

Don't see it if You want to keep denying about the history of racism in this country.

0
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Scam, Overrated, Cliched
December 15th, 2019

See it if You hate yourself and your spouse. You have a terrible taste and no longer want to live. Go for it.

Don't see it if You respect art and theater.

38
One in Two
Midtown W
Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious
December 15th, 2019

See it if You’d like to support the cause and spread awareness of aids/HIV epidemic.

Don't see it if you expect a legit play. This is an amateur try of absurdity but a major miss. The play needs tons of works and a better director.

85
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Profound, Must see, Intense, Great writing, Absorbing
December 15th, 2019

See it if You want to experience a really good play. You leave the theater with a lot of thoughts about the society. One of my favorite so far.

Don't see it if You lost a loved one recently. I couldn’t stop crying the entire play. So moving. So.

60
Slow, Overrated, Dated, Cliched, Banal
December 15th, 2019

See it if You know what it is. You want to refresh your memory with a new take.

Don't see it if You have no clue about the story. It’ll be very boring. I almost left after the break. Glad stayed for the second part but nothing major.

87
Refreshing, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
November 23rd, 2019

See it if You want to see a great show. Mary Louise Parker is amazing on the stage. Highly recommended.

Don't see it if You don't like theater, really. This show is one of the best I've seen in terms of story, acting, etc. I hope more shows like this come

75
Thought-provoking, Must see, Edgy, Funny, Clever
November 23rd, 2019

See it if You are AMERICAN. The play dives into all ''not supposed to talk about'' issues in this country. You will feel uncomfortable.

Don't see it if You don't care about one of the most important issues of this country.

88
Masterful, Intelligent, Funny, Clever, Absorbing
November 21st, 2019

See it if The shows like this why LIVE PERFORMANCE worth seeing! Darren is brilliant, engaging, funny and entertaining. He really gets you in the mood

Don't see it if If you've seen his videos online already. Some of it may seem repeated but- regardless- Go see it, I enjoyed it. Worth it.

60
Slow, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Banal
November 21st, 2019

See it if You have no expectation and caffeinated. I had many and was very disappointed. I expected better production.

Don't see it if If you've read/seen Arthur Miller's work, do not see this one. A bad copy of Miller-like show.

66
Fluffy, Funny, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever
May 31st, 2019

See it if You like South Park and that kind of humor. I somewhat enjoyed it but wasn't a great comedy for my taste.

Don't see it if Don't see it without watching at least a few seasons of South Park and without knowing even little bit about religion.

58
Disappointing, Too long, Intense, Great music, Great staging
May 31st, 2019

See it if Maybe I had a higher expectation about this show. It disappointed me. I fell asleep in a few parts where I thought was shockingly boring.

Don't see it if If you are here as a tourist; go see it. If not, wait for a cheap ticket to experience it. Otherwise, skip.

30
Chicago (Broadway)
Midtown W
Blah, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Banal
May 31st, 2019

See it if You really here to see it otherwise don’t bother. I fell a sleep. It was a disappointing experience for me.

Don't see it if You never intent to see it. There far better shows out there.

100
Delightful, Relevant, Must see, Great writing, Great staging
May 30th, 2019

See it if The Lion King was the first show ever I’ve seen on broadway and didn’t disappoint. The movie version was also my first movie experience ever

Don't see it if I don’t know- If you’re a boring person and don’t like anything about life don’t go.

100
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Clever, Entertaining
May 30th, 2019

See it if You’d like to know more about the story! And see things in different perspective. It’s fun and entertaining as well. One of my favorite!!!!

Don't see it if You don't much like musicals. You are not into singing and dancing and seeing things in different perspective. The show is political as well

70
Delightful, Hilarious, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining
May 30th, 2019

See it if you like a marathon. The show is packed with action and non stop comedy. And be prepared for a heavy accent. Though actors did a great job.

Don't see it if You’re not good with British accent. Hate nudity, sex jokes, dry humor and lots of dirty jokes. There’s no intermission so be aware.