divergal

Brooklyn | 35-49 | Female
About:  Theater is my second full time job.
Reviews (91)
60
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Raunchy, cheesy rock burlesque, Raunchy

See it if You would enjoy anything that works it’s way around 80’s and 90’s rock music with scantily clad women and long haired men.

Don't see it if You want to see a show with an actual story or something classy.

Also I saw this show a few years ago on a cruise ship and did not like it, ... Read more Read less

73
Bundle of Sticks
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in a story based on the heinous practice of so-called conversion therapy for homosexuals.

Don't see it if You wouldn’t enjoy gender bending roles and lots of crude language.

Also This show is deep and extremely ambitious shedding some light on a ter... Read more Read less

73
About Love
East Village
Romantic, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You are in the mood for a quirky “first love” story with brief musical interludes.

Don't see it if You would be annoyed by multiple characters narrating the story of the protagonist or don’t enjoy live music or black box theater.

Also This interpretation of a boy experiencing his first crush is endearing... Read more Read less

72
Great singing, Clever, Funny

See it if You want a comedic take on what those pesky emoji’s would be doing if they had a mind of their own.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy absurd musicals or live bands or prefer deeper, thought provoking productions.

Also This production was fun, albeit too long for a comedy performance at 2... Read more Read less

75
One Green Bottle
East Village
Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You would appreciate an over the top gender bending absurdist comedy.

Don't see it if You wouldn’t appreciate Japanese style absurd humor.

Also This show was ridiculous, over the top absurd with a family fighting o... Read more Read less

73
Le Grand Voyage
East Village
Quirky, Enchanting

See it if You would like a non verbal production of a clown family on a journey.

Don't see it if You need dialogue or don’t appreciate circus style theatrics.

Also This was a delightful show and fun for an entire family. You were able... Read more Read less

66
Incantata
Chelsea
Quirky, Profound, Confusing

See it if You enjoy a one man show where the performer is reciting an epic poem for the duration.

Don't see it if You prefer ensemble pieces, or something lighthearted and funny.

70
Great acting, dark, jumbled

See it if You can handle the intense topic of suicide and can concentrate on 3 separate yet concurrent conversations.

Don't see it if You want to see something uplifting or if you can’t focus on 3 concurrent acts/ conversations at the same time.

Also The acting in this play is very good overall and it was well written, ... Read more Read less

80
Slow, Quirky, Funny

See it if You enjoy an absurdist comedy based around the relationship of three siblings.

Don't see it if You want to see something serious or don’t appreciate absurdism.

Also There was no sour apple in this bunch of performers, and the young man... Read more Read less

75
Paradise Lost
Midtown W
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You would enjoy a comical modern version of the story of creation with mention of Jesus included.

Don't see it if You wouldn’t enjoy a religious themed farce.

Also The staging was quite clever and the show entertaining and funny. I wi... Read more Read less

72
Entertaining, Slow, Great acting

See it if You would enjoy a throwback play set in the 60’s revolving around a group of friends and their acceptance of promiscuity.

Don't see it if You want to see something serious or are offended by the topic of sexual relations or are sensitive to herbal cigarette use.

Also The musical interludes were fairly weak, however the acting was very s... Read more Read less

70
Quirky, Profound, Intelligent, Cliched

See it if You would enjoy a modern retelling of the classic yet relevant theme of being good to fellow mankind.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy reinterpreted versions of classic productions.

Also This was a very quirky production with certain original dialogue maint... Read more Read less

53
During previews
Lovesong (Imperfect)
East Village
Quirky, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You would enjoy an epically long dark comedy based on a relationship tested through eternal time.

Don't see it if You want to see something that moves quicker or has less coarse language and much unnecessary dialogue.

Also This play was ridiculously long for the philosophical based theme of w... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like period pieces covering heavy subjects occurring and prevalent to the Harlem Renaissance.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy a period play or are uninterested in dramas.

Also The acting was quite stellar with minor line slips which the actors qu... Read more Read less

86
Happy Birthday Doug
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Hilarious, Edgy

See it if You enjoy comedic one man shows where the performer emulates multiple characters.

Don't see it if You are offended or wouldn’t appreciate caricatures of several gay men who have come together to celebrate a birthday party of their friend

Also I am so happy that I stayed out late to see this production as I was t... Read more Read less

74
Tape
West Village
Edgy, Profound, Quirky

See it if You would enjoy and appreciate a dark comedy based around the very serious topic of sexual assault.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to themes of alcohol, drug abuse or sex abuse.

Also The actor who played Vince was a real standout as far as his acting ab... Read more Read less

82
The Shadow Box
East Village
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate well written and acted shows and are open to the profundity of the topic of death and how different characters cope.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to such a heavy hitting topic as death and dying and how it affects oneself as well as those around them.

87
Refreshing, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a mixture of non-fiction mixed with comedy, drama, musical numbers and a bit of dancing.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate the sciences, or non-fiction combined with a bit of absurdist comedy.

Also I thought the actors in this play were all excellent and the show itse... Read more Read less

68
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Slow, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like a small cast of two who often go back and forth performing monologues.

Don't see it if You enjoy an ensemble performance or don’t appreciate minimalist scenery.

Also Roughly half of this show was the two performers interacting with each... Read more Read less

30
Swing! The Musical
Midtown W
Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You enjoy a show comprised of short interacting skits along with musical numbers.

Don't see it if You are expecting a musical with catchy dancing or an interesting plot.

Also I wanted to enjoy this production, but the acting by the male lead was... Read more Read less

77
So Long Boulder City
Greenwich V
Quirky, Hilarious, Funny, Clever

See it if You are entertained by a drag performance along with scripted and some improv material based upon a movie.

Don't see it if You are not up to date on current pop culture as there are many references throughout and likely better if you have seen the movie first.

89
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a musical version of historical events in a clever, well-acted and sung manner.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate musical theater.

62
Party Face
Midtown W
Edgy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You enjoy a play based on female bond after one of the characters has attempted suicide.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to shows based around mental health issues.

68
Edgy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like a bare bones show that is exactly what the title states, naked men performing comedic musical numbers.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate the nude human body or need a plot line and not a revue.

78
A Kind Shot
Midtown W
Profound, Refreshing, Ambitious, Edgy, Clever

See it if You enjoy stepping into the private world of a solo performer telling the riveting tale of their life.

Don't see it if You need scenery to go along with the play or don't appreciate auto-biographical programs.

83
During previews
Gnit
Brooklyn
Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You appreciate deadpan humor and can follow actors playing multitudes or roles throughout the production.

Don't see it if You would prefer something serious or don’t care for deadpan style humor.

Also This play was engaging throughout with the deadpan humor and watching ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy engaging musicals with a twisted love story spanning multiple generations of one family.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy musicals or prefer a straightforward comedy or drama.

Also The singing and acting was excellent on this production, albeit the st... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Drift
Midtown W
Intense, Riveting, Resonant

See it if You would enjoy a thought provoking drama based around the lives of three brothers enduring hardship.

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

Also The acting was stupendous on all accounts and the troubled relationshi... Read more Read less

92
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Intense, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You would enjoy a modern day retelling of the tragedy of the broken soul that is “Medea”.

Don't see it if You need engaging scenery or do not like bastardized versions of the classics.

Also Rose Byrne was amazing at portraying the broken character “Anna” who h... Read more Read less

74
Romantic, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You would enjoy a live action interpretation of the movie “Sideways”.

Don't see it if You prefer shorter performances as this is 2 1/2 hours, or if you wouldn’t appreciate a live version of the “Sideways”.

Also The acting was good and staging was quite clever in this production. I... Read more Read less

79
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Resonant, Profound, Great singing, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You would enjoy hearing pieces of one characters life interspersed with rock songs all to the theme of death.

Don't see it if You want something serious or comical and straightforward without room for discussion post performance.

Also I thoroughly enjoyed this show listening to memories of one characters... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You would appreciate a heavily philosophically based one man performance with minimalist staging.

Don't see it if You want to see an uplifting ensemble piece or have difficulty deciphering metaphors.

Also I thought Mr Munoz’s performance was compelling as he effortlessly dri... Read more Read less

79
A Peregrine Falls
East Village
Dark, disturbing, good acting, metaphorical

See it if You want to see a well acted play in a minimalist theater with a very dark climax.

Don't see it if You prefer, lighter, funny shows or intricate scenery.

59
Funny, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You would like to know more about the first Jewish Miss America through her daughters eyes.

Don't see it if You don’t want to hear about the toxic relationship that Bess Myerson had with her daughter.

Also At the end of this show Berra Grant actually mentions rising above the... Read more Read less

67
During previews
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Raunchy, Intense

See it if You are in the mood for for a raunchy themed show set in an aircraft carrier.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to themes revolving around sexual exploitation.

Also The actor who played Alex is top notch and held this show and thankful... Read more Read less

70
Plasticity the Play
West Village
Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You would enjoy a one man show based around the loved ones and medical professionals affected by a comatose man.

Don't see it if You prefer lighter fluffy material as this is a very intelligent play and you have to pay attention to keep up with the terminology .

Also I enjoyed the basis of this play and thought the performer was very go... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Entertaining, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You would appreciate a musical based upon the colorful life of a seemingly eccentric and also super tough feminist.

Don't see it if You don’t like highly talented ensemble musical performances with engaging scenery.

Also The talent throughout this cast was stupendous with many having perfor... Read more Read less

83
Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You would enjoy a one man cabaret based on the performers personal lineage.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy personal one man performances or need more visuals than the performer and projected images.

Also I was touched by Daniel Cainer’s performance as he took us on a musica... Read more Read less

54
The Journey
Midtown W
Cliched, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy a large cast on a very small stage who goes through an evening of family drug abuse in order to find clarity.

Don't see it if You wouldn’t be fond of a show glorifying drug abuse in a family setting.

Also The cast was way too large for such a small stage and not all characte... Read more Read less

72
Absorbing, Funny, Cliched

See it if You are open to hearing a comedic dialogue based around the customs/traditions of orthodox Jewish life.

Don't see it if You are offended by religious themed humor or want to see a larger variety of comedic topics.

Also Some jokes seemed to appeal to the masses while others only a small gr... Read more Read less

56
During previews
Where We Stand
Upper W Side
Slow, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy one person shows that are engaging to the audience.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate audience participation or don’t care for one person shows.

Also I was bored and felt this show moved far too slow to keep my interest.... Read more Read less

78
Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You enjoy shorter one act plays with thought provoking relevant messages of non acceptance.

Don't see it if You want to see a larger cast, prefer intricate scenery or want to see a comedy.

Also The 1st short by Brecht was fantastic, the second short was great, and... Read more Read less

52
Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like 1 man shows with a multitude of different personas portrayed and multi-dimensional with video, dialogue and music.

Don't see it if You like an ensemble cast or don’t want to hear the performers take of his parents views of the baby boomer generation.

Also I thought the actor was quite clever in utilizing video, a number of c... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Delightful, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like one man shows with simple scenery and enjoy storytelling.

Don't see it if You want to see a show with a large cast or enjoy multiple props throughout a production.

Also I am thrilled that I was able to immerse myself into the world of Japa... Read more Read less

19
Soul Survivor
Greenwich V
Raunchy, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if You literally enjoy toilet humor and absurdity with minimal stage props and characters who lack depth and meaning.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to coarse language, drug and alcohol abuse or to themes making light of religious beliefs.

Also This juvenile production may appeal to a college age crowd. It was unn... Read more Read less

18
20th Century Blues
Midtown W
Excruciating, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy cliched moments and self-hating ultra left main characters as well as some one sided political bashing.

Don't see it if You would like politics left out of entertainment and enjoy characters who do not despise themselves.

Also There was only one likable character in this entire play and naturally... Read more Read less

83
Red Roses, Green Gold
West Village
Refreshing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You don't mind an obvious plot, yet appreciate multi-talented musicians and actors.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate music by the Grateful Dead.

70
The Mushroom Cure
East Village
Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate an autobiographical program largely based on drug usage.

Don't see it if You are offended by a drug fueled theme or need any type of scenery or a multi-person program.

73
Koalas are Dicks
East Village
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are open minded to the absurd and enjoy a good laugh along with a fair bit of coarse language.

Don't see it if You are offended by drug use and foul language with a ridiculous plot.

53
High Noon
West Village
Slow, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy an abridged theater interpretation of a classic cowboy movie.

Don't see it if You need a quick paced, fluid production with a strong lead character.