Emily A Helmer

The Bronx | 25-34

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Reviews (16)
67
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Indulgent, Great acting, Entertaining, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if You like well acted Shakespeare with a twist.

Don't see it if You have never seen/read Macbeth before or you are extremely sensitive to gore.

Also MacBeth does many things well; fantastic direction, terrific performan... Read more Read less

88
Sincerity Forever
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Absurdist comedy and breaking the fourth wall are your kind of thing

Don't see it if Social commentary or racist clothing/jargon upset you.

75
Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate Shakespeare; certainly worth the viewing.

Don't see it if Gender-swapped casting upsets you or double-casting (there’s a lot) confuses you.

Also Able-y performed overall, though some actors would be better suited fo... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Reborning
Soho/Tribeca
Great writing, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like a good script, direction and cast. The play shifts from unnerving, moving and hilarious fluidly, and the subject is well handled.

Don't see it if Violence or dolls scare you. In one part a violent act towards a child is described, which may be upsetting. Otherwise, go see it!

50
Dying City
Midtown W
Indulgent, Intelligent, Excruciating, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy two-handers.

Don't see it if You’re spending a lot of money. It’s alright, but the writing isn’t very good. The direction is alright, and the acting is so-so.

66
Great staging, Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You appreciate crude humor and Nathan Lane.

Don't see it if If you’re expecting something profound at the end. The play is entertaining at parts but that’s about it.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see

See it if You're tired of seeing bad renditions of Chekhov. Or if you've never even seen Chekhov. It was extremely accessible and truly funny.

Don't see it if You hate theatre in the round; it doesn't add much to the play and occasionally the sight lines can get bad depending on your seating.

81
Venus
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great acting, Edgy, Confusing, Quirky

See it if You're into historical pieces with touches of absurdism.

Don't see it if Simulated nudity scares you. It could also be a bit triggering for those who are victims of sexual abuse.

87
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if Existential, comedic writing appeals to you. And if you like a terrifically strong cast and lighting/set design.

Don't see it if You don’t like Will Eno’s style of writing.

77
Relevant, Slow, Great staging, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if You know the play and want to see a capable Richard.

Don't see it if You haven’t seen Richard III before/excruciating cuts frustrate you.

Also The actor playing Richard is quite capable and gives a strong performa... Read more Read less

55
Great staging, Romantic, Slow, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if You like Shakespeare and decent direction.

Don't see it if Excessive pauses aren’t your thing.

Also The production is decently directed and most of the main cast holds th... Read more Read less

50
Barabbas
East Village
Indulgent, Slow, Excruciating, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You like the actors, though the direction does them very little favors.

Don't see it if Prison cliches annoy you; Corrupt guards, prison jailbird who quotes the Bible every 5 minutes, somebody has to die at the end.

85
Great acting, Funny, Enchanting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You want to give old English plays a chance/want to see a solid outdoor production.

Don't see it if You don’t like sitting in the grass. There’s also movement between acts which may be a concern for people who can’t walk or move easily.

65
The Low Road
East Village
Disappointing, Ambitious, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You enjoy historical, comedic plays with extravagant, gorgeous design.

Don't see it if Heavy-handed political commentary isn't your thing.

60
Banal, Dated, Great acting, Great singing, Slow

See it if You're a fan of men's choirs and anecdotes from World War I.

Don't see it if You prefer more story to your musicals or are offended by lackluster costume and design.

95
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You like realism

Don't see it if Obscene language offends you