Elisa 9119

Brooklyn | Female
About:  Literary and Music Enthusiast in both European and American Cultures.
Reviews (36)
85
Make Believe
Midtown W
Absorbing, Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Mesmerizing play on how irresp parents affect children.The story is very movin but well perform by the whol cast esp by4 amazing talent kids

Don't see it if you don't like to dig into your own childhood.

79
Refreshing, Entertaining, Confusing, Funny

See it if you want to be immersed in a different "Tempest",performed by passionate young actors on a minimalist stage, at the sound of grt rock music.

Don't see it if If you are not familiar with Shakespeare's Tempest, you will not be able to understand this version,especially at the very beginning.

Also Given the age of the actors and the great... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Funny, Absorbing, Masterful

See it if Life of petite bourgeoisie in Russia in 1850s;Chekov's deconstructed story abt dispossession of the spirit&home; grt acting&grt directing.

Don't see it if you prefer the classic play.

Also Impressive how the intimate stage in the first act changes into a mean... Read more Read less

89
Relevant, Great staging, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if you like to experience a grt prod with talented actors in gorgeous period clothing&a story abt the danger of love& true nature of humanity.

Don't see it if you are not interested in 18th cent. French literature;you don't like to think how relevant the story still is.Reading the book would help.

95
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Relevant

See it if Havel's trilogy on dissident Czech Vaneck,Pinter's New World Order&Beckett'Catastrophe are still relevant on morality&tiranny.Grt act&set

Don't see it if you don't like absurdist playwrights who are often mirrors/molders, reflecting /changing history&instilling "passion" into new playwrights.

Also Kudos to PTP, director Richard Romagnoli ... Read more Read less

84
In the Penal Colony
East Village
Intense, Resonant, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you are interested in a new adaptation of Kafka's short story,encompassing the Black Am experience; outstanding acting,coregraphy&athletics

Don't see it if Even if racism is not your fav.subject, there is more reason to enjoy this show as "a metaphor of society",following Theatre of the Absurd

90
Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you enjoy a play with great actors ;kudos to Griffin Sharps as Caliban;great singing, wonderful kids in the chorus:a novelty in a Skspr play

Don't see it if you feel the set is too bare even if Skspr would have never used any scenery to depict the island.

Also Prospero, fleeing injustice and corruption,... Read more Read less

90
Great staging, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like Carole King.Fine cast- especially Vanessa Carlton as Carole- great writing, exciting music & singing.

Don't see it if you do not like Carole King 's music.

Also If you have seen Jersey Boys you can... Read more Read less

90
Burn This
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate a play that lights your fire and keeps you warm.

Don't see it if you get offended by some insensitive language.

Also Similar character traits between Adam... Read more Read less

80
The Comedian's Tragedy
Soho/Tribeca
Confusing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy kind of vaudeville played by great actors esp. G.Lowery & M. Amendt. You want to learn more about Greek mythology & literature.

Don't see it if you don't want to be reminded of present chaos as well as lack of moral values.

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Profound

See it if you wish to see how some people made the best of 9/11.

Don't see it if you find it difficult to deal with the fact of 9/11.

Also -True story of locals in Newfoundland... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you can enjoy a tragedy told as a comedy by three amazing actors.

Don't see it if you expect a very structured play.

Also Heidi Shreck, a superb playwright and performer,asks a thought- provok... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great writing, Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want an interesting plot with an unexpected ending.The MINT is very good @ retelling historical past.

Don't see it if you expect a happy ending or a modern day show.This is a play from Irland past.

Also The language is typical Irish but it is not... Read more Read less

90
Refreshing, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to live again, through talented acrobats, a lost world of simplicity or, introduce it to your child. you enjoy a smart production .

Don't see it if you like a traditional circus with animals and clowns

90
Mac Beth
West Village
Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want to learn that the horrible consequences of Macbeth"s ambition are not limited to him and his time..you want a smart production.

Don't see it if you have not read the play or you want to keep your language simple.

90
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like Denzel Washington, the most lauded stage and screeen actor of his generation. If you like Eugene O'Neill"s plays.

Don't see it if You do not like serious American theater.... Honestly, I cannot think of anything I did not like!

91
Must see, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like Elaine May. The story is moving as well as funny.

Don't see it if You don't like Elaine May.... Honestly, I cannot think of a reason not to like her !!

95
Great acting, Exquisite, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love the greatest of all : Shakespeare and Jackson !!!

Don't see it if You have problem with the Shakespearian language.

95
Must see, Enchanting, Masterful, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if The BioMusical has it all:interest charact you want to know more abt,exquisit voices ,dancing,grt costu/set& illuminating story.BRAVISSIMI

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Motown,nor wish to leave the theater with high energy & humming the great songs.

97
Profound, Great acting, Intense, Exquisite

See it if Two men share emotional stories abt their wives,children,parents creating strong connection with the audience. Grt acting,writing,directing

Don't see it if you don't like Tom Sturbridge, JACK GULLYENHALL nor if you don't like moving stories /monologues.

Also Jack and Tom were amazing during and after the show at an interesting ... Read more Read less

95
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Exquisite, Must see

See it if Grt adaptation of Neorealist masterpiece made famous by Sofia/Marcello:dramatic funny story perform by grt actors in artistic Carib set.

Don't see it if you don't appriciate reading subtitles while viewing.

Also Filomena realizes that times have changed-post WWII.She cannot romanti... Read more Read less

88
Hannah Senesh
Financial
Great singing, Great acting, Relevant, Profound

See it if A true story about a brave passionate Jewish younglady,a WWII resistance fighter,performed by a talented actress on a minimalist stage.

Don't see it if you are not interested in humanity or just you don't like monologues.

79
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Relevant, Funny

See it if Show about NYC immigrant issues treated in a fun way.Central to the story is the quest of Am Dream& need of recog.Talented actors&musicians.

Don't see it if you expect a straightforward story which may need some reworking or a glamorous show.This is an unpretentious mus com with a strong message.

95
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if you appreciate a brilliant show that is extremely relevant to present times; excellent cast, especially the great Steven Skybell as Tevye.

Don't see it if you do not like subtitles.

95
During previews
Mojada
East Village
Great staging, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Profound

See it if you want to see '"Medea" perfectly adapted to present time;need to understand immigrants'struggles. A moving story perfomed by great actors

Don't see it if you do not want to cry. You are unfamiliar with Euripides' "Medea".

86
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Great hits, good acting & fun from beg to end;hard not to sing along or sit still..

Don't see it if you do not like the 1960' s music.

Also I also saw the 2016 B'way production.... Read more Read less

90
Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to find out how two "lunatics" expose their vulnerabilities while Le Clair the "Lune " adds vibes both to the lovers and audience

Don't see it if you feel offended by a metaphoric nudity.

Also Similar character traits between great ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Reborning
Soho/Tribeca
Funny, Intense, Profound, Absorbing

See it if you want to investigate what role grief and trauma play in people's identity. Kudos to the 3 good actors & director Lori Triolo .

Don't see it if you don't want to deal with a mother losing her child & making strange choices while grieving.

66
Smiley
Gramercy
Great acting, Funny, Cliched

See it if you enjoy a mockery using cliche' of gay men life;you like fast-paced panter, witty at times,delivered by good actors.

Don't see it if you expect a deeper love relationship.

89
Profound, Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love humanity,have experience in mental illness & are looking x answers; you appreciate a great cast &learn more about Hasidic culture.

Don't see it if you experience mental illness or you are not strong enough to deal with the story.

Also The story is about a young Hasidic man with schzophrenia and an older ... Read more Read less

70
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you apprecate the great acting of Nathan Lane,Kristine Nielsen and Julie White.

Don't see it if you are offended to see Shakespeare highly misrapresented .

Also -Extremely ODD sense of humor... Read more Read less

80
Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like to see female victims turn their table over their villain.

Don't see it if you are offended to see Shakespeare misrepresented.

86
Great writing, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to know more about your heritage and appreciate engaging plays.

Don't see it if you do not like Arthur Miller's plays or to climb too many stairs...

90
Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like Glenda Jackson and an unforgettable performance. I love Glenda and I will see her again if she comes back to B'way.

Don't see it if You do not like Glenda.....

90
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You apprecate great acting as welll as wonderful music.

Don't see it if You are into old classic theater.

94
All My Sons
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if See All My Sons if you like high level acting and want to know more about American culture and great American literature.

Don't see it if Do not see All My Sons if you usually like light fun shows.