Estella B

Buffalo | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (57)
90
During previews
Hope
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Intense, Intelligent

See it if You want to experience a powerful and intensely personal solo performance that deals with the ramifications of child abuse.

Don't see it if You’re looking for light upbeat entertainment. You don’t want to confronted with the topic of sexual abuse

75
Life Among the Aryans
Lower E Side
Ambitious, Funny, Cliched, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy absurd political satire. The current political climate scared the hell out of you. Support community theater.

Don't see it if Be need a polished tight production. Can’t abide amateur actors (who forget their lines at times)

100
Mlima's Tale
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Profound

See it if You enjoy seeing talented actors performing different roles. Are interested in the illegal ivory trade.

Don't see it if Prefer upbeat plays. This is not light entertainment.

100
A Brooklyn Boy
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You would enjoy seeing a very talented young man perform the roles of several people while telling his story through monologue/song/dance.

Don't see it if You need comfortable seating. Folding chairs are crammed into this tiny space and at times to was impossible to see the performer.

78
Diaspora
West Village
Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Raunchy, Funny

See it if You're interested in the exploration of Jewish-American identity. You like millennials.

Don't see it if If profanity and sexual dialogue upsets you. Dislike millennials.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if You enjoy a hilarious solo preformance thick with catty humor.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with gay stereotypes.

79
Enrico IV, A monologue
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Funny, Confusing

See it if You would enjoy a monologue by a gifted actor. You're a fan of Pirandello's work.

Don't see it if You have difficulty using your imagination. Dislike single performer shows with minimal sets.

79
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in the immigrant experience and how different ethnic groups live together.

Don't see it if Don't enjoy dialogue driven works with minimal staging.

78
Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Great writing, Slow

See it if You are concerned about issues of race and betrayal.

Don't see it if You need a solid plot.

78
During previews
Stuffed
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Cliched, Clever, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy standup. You and/or a friend/family member has dealt with weight and food issues.

Don't see it if You dislike Lisa Lampinelli's style. You need a plot.

100
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant, Must see

See it if If you're losing faith in the human capacity for kindness. This uplifting performance may be the remedy.

Don't see it if It is still difficult for you to deal with material related to the September 11th attacks.

90
False Stars
East Village
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You find the complexity of different relationships interesting.

Don't see it if Are upset by the depiction of differences in gender and sexual identities.

78
Lost and Guided
East Village
Absorbing, Slow, Great staging, Profound, Relevant

See it if You are interested in the human costs of the conflict in Syria.

Don't see it if Depictions of violence and torture would overwhelm you.

91
The Workshop
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy witty dialogue laced with references to famous playwrights in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if Prefer elaborate staging with music/dancing.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Quirky

See it if You're a Shakespeare fan and don't mind an abridged version, modern dress and a mostly bare set

Don't see it if Shakespeare isn't your cup of tea or you prefer it classically staged

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Dated, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You love Klezmer music! Are interested in a musical version of the immigrant experience of the Jews of Eastern Europe.

Don't see it if You're looking for a more Fiddler experience. Don't enjoy listening to Yiddish. Hate reading supertitles.

85
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Romantic, Great acting

See it if You enjoy immersive theater and have a long attention span

Don't see it if You can't sit through almost 3 hours of theater.

90
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy a modern humor-infused version of a Greek tragedy performed by young artists.

Don't see it if You prefer classical plays performed in origin form.

88
Lost/Not Found
WaHi/Inwood
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy exploring the effects of social/economic class differences and the lengths that some may go to improve their lives.

Don't see it if You prefer upbeat works with happy endings.

86
Bamboo in Bushwick
Staten Island
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You've lived in a neighborhood before during and after its gentrification. Enjoy bilingual performances.

Don't see it if You hate reading supertitles. Don't like plays with social themes.

90
When It's You
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy a single actor telling an intricate story that starts out funny and becomes increasingly heartbreaking.

Don't see it if You dislike monologues and minimal staging. You need visuals when hearing a story.

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Ambitious, Profound

See it if You enjoy profound dramas of individuals caught up in historic events and appreciate multilingual/multicultural storytelling.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with not understanding every word of the dialogue and prefer happy endings.

90
From Silence
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant

See it if Enjoy great acting

Don't see it if You are upset by Holocaust related material.

95
Arthur and Esther
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy witty dialogue and dark humor

Don't see it if The idea of suicide and death upsets you

73
Yokes Night
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Dizzying

See it if Enjoy Irish humor

Don't see it if You prefer happy endings.

60
Fruit Trilogy
West Village
Great singing, Intelligent, Slow, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if You are interested in the subject of sexual violence from the perspective of the victim. Love the female body in all forms.

Don't see it if You are offended by middle aged female bodies.

81
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Profound

See it if You enjoy fast-fire witty cutting dialogue.

Don't see it if You are disturbed by the topic of death.

90
Feeding the Dragon
West Village
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy storytelling by a talented performer.

Don't see it if Don’t enjoy memoirs or monologues

81
As Is
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Indulgent

See it if You’d like to learn what it was like during the early days of the epidemic

Don't see it if You are offended by homosexual sexual references

80
The Home Place
Chelsea
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Profound, Dated

See it if Enjoy historical drama. Are a Chekhov fan.

Don't see it if You prefer fast paced plays. Knowing the historical context helps.

90
During previews
De Novo
East Village
Must see, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if Want to learn about the plight of unaccompanied minors fleeing violence in Central America.

Don't see it if You want to be entertained. This is a powerful and heart rendering story.

90
During previews
Hundred Days
East Village
Entertaining, Great singing, Profound, Romantic, Intense

See it if You enjoy great singing, genre busting music and an offbeat love story. This band is amazing! Original.

Don't see it if You don't like punk/folk/country music. You prefer traditional musicals.

78
Absorbing, Raunchy, Edgy, Dated, Intense

See it if You are interested in the personal histories of people considered marginal by society. You enjoy exotic dancing.

Don't see it if Vulgar language and nudity disturbs you. You're not interested in a stripper/prostitute telling her story.

90
Mud
East Village
Great writing, Great acting, Intense, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in the rarely told stories of people affected by extreme poverty and lack of education. Like intimate spaces

Don't see it if Are offended by profanity, violence and sexual content. Prefer light fare.

100
In a Little Room
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You would enjoy an intelligent dialogue-driven performance by a small talented cast in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You prefer an action driven performance. You dislike plays dealing with subject of death.

Also Great theater! Intimate yet comfortable.

80
Cradle Two Grave
East Village
Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Absorbing, Edgy

See it if You are interested in the experience of having or loving someone who has BPD.

Don't see it if You are very sensitive about portrayals of mental illness. Trigger alert! This is hard-hitting and very sad.

79
Heartless Bastard
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if You'd enjoy a lighthearted funny take on a serious subject (organ transplant) with zany characters.

Don't see it if You feel that needing a heart transplant isn't a laughing matter or risqué scenes offend you

95
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You're a fan of famous Broadway musicals and enjoy amazing singing talent.

Don't see it if You need a plot and dialogue. This is pretty much all music and singing.

98
Indecent
Midtown W
Great acting, Must see, Profound, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You have an interest in the rise of literary Yiddish in the late 19th century and the experience of early 20th century immigrant Jews.

Don't see it if You're looking for a typical musical with a happy ending. You are upset by scenes set in a ghetto or camp.

100
For a previous production
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You like witty political satire. You're a fan of Randy Rainbow. You're wondering why you still haven't woken up from this nightmare

Don't see it if You voted for Trump and think everything is great!

85
In a Word
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if You enjoy great acting and witty dialogue. You have parented a special needs child.

Don't see it if You can't abide a comedic take on a heart breaking subject: child abduction.

88
Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy plays that deal with themes of depression and "stuck" people unable to move on.

Don't see it if You're upset by sexual talk, the "F" word and absurdity.

90
During previews
Reprise
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Edgy, Funny

See it if You'd enjoy a story of unrequited love and longing. You like witty dialogue and exploring the deeper issues behind our actions.

Don't see it if Are offended by blunt talk of sex and sexual acts. Want to avoid any staging of violence.

85
Seven Spots on the Sun
West Village
Great acting, Profound, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if Care about the legacy of war and torture. You're interested in the themes of guilt revenge and forgiveness.

Don't see it if You don't want to see scenes of torture and other violence. You don't at least have a small understanding of Spanish.

73
Perversion
West Village
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if If you enjoy absurdist comedy and have some tolerance for confusion

Don't see it if You prefer straightforward plays and realistic scenarios

95
Sub-Basement
West Village
Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great acting

See it if You enjoy great dialogue and a touch of magic in a quirky production.

Don't see it if You prefer straightforward storytelling and dislike dreamlike settings.

92
During previews
Chess Match No. 5
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy witty intellectual plays.

Don't see it if You prefer lighthearted shows.

97
Ambitious, Entertaining, Riveting, Romantic, Masterful

See it if You love traditional Indian dance but don't mind a modern twist. Love seeing amazing dance talent.

Don't see it if You don't like your classics messed with. You're annoyed by "getting the man in the end cures everything" endings

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy famous stories told from another perspective. Are familiar with "the sound of music"

Don't see it if Are upset by nazi portrayals and the dangers of homophobia under their regime.

71
Funny, Great acting, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if Like symbolism

Don't see it if You like well fleshed out characters. A plot.