Eleanor 9011

Borough of Queens | 65+ | Female
About:  Long-time theatre-goer, new to show-time. I like serious plays, musicals, don't like suspense/violence/depressing endings. I'm partial to works about/by women or LGBT life, but also range farther afield.
Reviews (30)
85
Relevant, Profound, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in social history and/or race in the US. This play sneaks up on you from several directions!

Don't see it if See above, in reverse...

Also The cast and script are very good. Sometimes it's hard to believe the ... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Clever, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy musicals - this is a classic with a love story and a little suspense and great songs.

Don't see it if You're not a sucker for sentiment.

90
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Funny, Delightful

See it if You like ensemble work - this cast creates a little world of people that is so interesting.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals - the music in this one is so creative in expressing the story and characters. I Love Tesoro's work.

90
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if It won't bother you if you get the characters mixed up a lot.

Don't see it if You're not interested in great singing, great songs, and a lot of clever staging.

Also This is one of those quintessential Broadway! shows that just is irres... Read more Read less

51
Couldn't hear the lyrics, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like clever song and lyrics and aren't terribly put off if many of the lyrics can't be understood (especially in the first act).

Don't see it if You can't stand not being able to understand the words.

Also This is a great show at bottom, but somehow the singers are being allo... Read more Read less

86
One Green Bottle
East Village
Great acting, Clever

See it if You like Japanese esthetics (music, staging), you like somewhat zany, clever and very skillful and precise staging and movement

Don't see it if You don't like physical theater or work of mixed cultures.

Also The three gender-bending actors are very very good at what they do, I ... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if A real crackerjack of a musical - great singing, interesting characters, fantastic scenery and effects.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals, with edgy bits and flamboyant costumes, stay away!

85
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Riveting, Clever, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if Meet two interesting people and see them get to know each other

Don't see it if You don't like mild accent and local slang in this import from Dublin

Also Lovely mix of drama and comedy, very well done and absorbing, not at a... Read more Read less

65
Larry
Soho/Tribeca
Resonant, Slow, Quirky

See it if Interesting take on masculinity - she shows us an over-the-top worst case. Some clever language here, refreshingly rural? low-class?

Don't see it if You're not interested in gender issues.

75
During previews
Relevant, Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like to see interactions among women that show us at a point in history that helps us understand where we are now.

Don't see it if Not heavy on plot, but lots of character interaction and imaginative setting

77
Ludwig and Bertie
East Village
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Good acting and interesting topic, one out of control genius and another fatherly mentor.

Don't see it if If you don't like a lot of talking, or get impatient with short scenes and lots of furniture moving.

Also I think the scenery is over-wrought, less furniture and more action!

90
Profound, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like rap already, or you're interested in "What is consciousness?" You like to be challenged by complex issues.

Don't see it if You don't want to be challenged by complex issues, and charmed by a very clever guy!

Also This is a wonderful experience - rhymes and sophisticated discussion o... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Ambivalent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like unusual, unpredictable, and ambiguous plays.

Don't see it if You don't like some nudity.

Also I really liked this play, although there were moments when I wished it... Read more Read less

60
Unfolding
Midtown W
Slow, Confusing, Clever

See it if The puppets and scenery were very charming and innovative. People less narrative-focused than me will probably like it.

Don't see it if You like clarity of plot and are frustrated when you have no idea what is happening.

87
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like inventive staging, good acting, fantastic set and costumes.

Don't see it if You're expecting a great story.

Also I liked this. A little slow getting started, but I decided to stop wor... Read more Read less

92
Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in climate change and/or you like rap commentary on the world around us.

Don't see it if If you really hate rap (and you've tried it when you could understand every word) or if you are a die-hard climate denier.

Also I never heard rap when I could understand every word, by a charming Ca... Read more Read less

92
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like an imaginative and expertly realized play, and you won't mind that there are no men in the cast!

Don't see it if You bristle at woman-oriented stuff, or find Greek myths irrelevant to modern life.

Also I loved this, sorry that was the last performance, but glad I squeaked... Read more Read less

90
A Second Birth
Upper W Side
Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You are interested in other cultures, or in gender issues, or the possibility of becoming the other gender.

Don't see it if You are not interested in any of the above.

Also A fascinating exploration of a custom of gender-switching; the ending ... Read more Read less

85
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You like family dramas with background of political violence. Richly detailed.

Don't see it if You don't like many-layered plots and many characters.

Also absorbing and richly detailed family drama with strong notes of terror... Read more Read less

90
Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Masterful

See it if You like something a little unusual, but surprisingly easy to appreciate - a Japanese form of comedy performed by a white American!

Don't see it if You prefer seeing the usual, not the unusual.

75
City of No Illusions
East Village
Clever, Cliched, Quirky

See it if You are interested in immigration issues, or just like a rather simple show with an interesting variety of actors and characters.

Don't see it if You want something deep that will keep you thinking.

Also The music is nice - there is a 3-piece girl ensemble that plays music.... Read more Read less

88
Generation NYZ
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if If you like to hear about young people's lives today, from the people themselves.

Don't see it if You find young people too underdeveloped to be interesting.

Also Although it is scripted and well-rehearsed, the stories of this divers... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You are interested in the position of women in society and in law You like a clever but ultimately serious and thought-provoking show

Don't see it if You're looking for something fluffy and easy to forget

Also Very unusual show, with several twists and turns, good acting, excelle... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great acting

See it if An amusing musical, with lots of Jewish humor, and multiple clever characters. Good music.

Don't see it if It's a little slow getting going (though there is a sneaky pre-opening part of the show you should note).

Also I particularly liked the various roles played by the company (5 - 3 yo... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Profound, Intelligent

See it if It's very well done, but therefore sad. If you have some experience with alzheimers, you will appreciate this. I found it pretty realistic

Don't see it if If you don't want to think about senility, this is not for you. Also, it doesn't have any solutions.

Also I cared for my mother during her Alzheimer's. This is fairly realistic... Read more Read less

90
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Profound, Shocking

See it if If you are ready for a truly original and shocking story, though a bit macabre. Very well done.

Don't see it if If you want a light gay story, this is not it.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if A pleasant musical with a plot that features and legitimatizes LGBT lives in a rather silly but lovable way.

Don't see it if If you are not comfortable with alternative sexualities, you will feel out of place here.

85
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if If you are a woman and/or a feminist, you will like this. It is about a famous woman, and how she earned her fame, and how she managed it.

Don't see it if If you're not interested in feminism or its history, this will probably bore you.

Also This show has very unusual staging. It's in a small theater, and the s... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you like original musicals, or if you're canadian, or if you like a show built up from real people's experiences.

Don't see it if you want a very simple plot and cartoon characters - these are real people and there are a lot of them, so you have to pay attention.

Also This is about what happened in Newfoundland on 9/11 when many planes s... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if These are by two well-known women playwrights. Serious plays, good acting, in a small theatre. Rather suspenseful.

Don't see it if If you're not interested in small cast, serious plays.

Also I was interested to see these plays by two women playwrights whose oth... Read more Read less