Francesca T 7214

New York City | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (39)
During previews

See it if You’re 20-something and having existential questions.

Don't see it if You’re looking for an audible, coherent play — which isn’t to say there’s no talent here.

Thought-provoking, Quirky, Resonant, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You’re an intelligent human and might be interested in a compelling personal story delivered via monologue and beautiful music.

Don't see it if You hate any story that involves crime, homosexuality, or a troubling childhood.

Happy Talk
Midtown W
Resonant, Intense, Great acting

See it if You enjoy tracking terrific careers — Eisenberg, Sarandon and Ireland. Tales of unhappy lives don't depress you.

Don't see it if Plays that address the shallow delusions that underlie many lives depress you.

Midtown W
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy intense, well-acted, two-personnel plays about major U.S. issues. The issue here is GUN VIOLENCE and its aftermath.

Don't see it if Lighthearted shows are what you prefer.

Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Must see, Refreshing, Clever, Ambitious, Masterful

See it if You know and like Vanya and appreciate a playwright who can build a new, beautiful thing onthat sound foundation. And you will laugh,

Don't see it if You only like musicals, have never heard of Uncle Vanya or loathe terrific acting.

During previews
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Riveting, Masterful, Profound

See it if You care about brutality and its opposite and want to be deeply moved. Based on the truths of Vilna, a WW Ghetto, and truths of today.

Don't see it if If profound and provocative truths don’t appeal or you don’t like great writing, acting or history. Note: this is for ALL humankind..

During previews
Blue Ridge
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Imperfect

See it if You know the luminous actress, Marin Ireland or like stories about broken people trying to mend — in this case in a half-way house.

Don't see it if Plays that are too fast-paced AND heavily accented stress you stress you.

Gloria: A Life
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if You know little about Gloria Steinem or the Women’s Movement that began in the 1960s or enjoy a biographical perfirmance of an important per

Don't see it if You reas Gloria’s memoir “On The Road.” Much of the performance is taken from that .

During previews
Riveting, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Engaging

See it if Excellent acting and a fresh, vivid translation of a great classic appeal. The goal? To engage younger people in great theatre. Kudos!

Don't see it if You enjoy paying big bucks for good theatre or hate theatre in the round.

During previews
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Riveting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if A great solo perfoformance appeals despite a miserable subject — being a young soldier in an always miserable war.

Don't see it if You have a hard time with accents, in this case Irish.

Buffalo Buffalo
Clever, Quirky, Energetic

See it if You want to see and encourage emerging talent and enjoy short one -act plays.

Don't see it if You you dislike modern takes on issues.

The Property
Midtown W
Dated, Insipid, "a" for effort

See it if you are interested in the hard work of playwrighting, in this case by a doctor. The theme is messy family relations.

Don't see it if you like only first-rate scripts.

Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Relevant

See it if all things British and timely appeal. This tale covers politics, sex, romance and class in the 20s — not different from today.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span and hate slightly corny, soap operay drama.

During previews
The Fourth Wall
Midtown W
Relevant, Dated

See it if Looking into WASP life appeals. Gurney is THE master. This play departs a bit by delving into relevant political and feminist issues.

Don't see it if Slo-mo dramas put you to sleep.

Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You know who Joyce, Lenin and Tolstoy are and you love masterful, poetic, lightening-speed, histrionic plays. There's none like this one

Don't see it if You go to the theatre to sit back and relax and barely have to listen.

During previews
Clever, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like dramatic observations about life's absurdities and its final event —death. It's superbly acted, has some humor and needs editing

Don't see it if You hate thinking about living or dying well. These are the rough themes.

During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You like three hour tales about dysfunctional familes and dying. You adore Lois Smith and don't mind a disappointing role.

Don't see it if You've seen plenty of long plays about dysfunctional families and dying.

Babette’s Feast
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if you enjoyed the movie, enjoy fresh takes takes on famiar tales, enjoy great diction, costuming, stage choreography, and magical experiences

Don't see it if you prefer the comfort of very familiar stories told in very familiar ways.

Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you like a storyline based on reality and big issues, e.g., murder, homophobia, death, widowhood, creativity, self-acceptance, set to music

Don't see it if You are disengaged from social issues and hate their being delivered musically.

During previews
Great acting, Riveting, Must see, Intense, Exquisite

See it if You are reflective, enjoy great writing and acting, and are willng to think about old age.

Don't see it if You only like light entertainment.

During previews
Energetic, manic,, Quirky, Clever

See it if Zany, high-energy, youthful, comedic, inventive plays and productions appeal.

Don't see it if The Three Sisters by Chekhov is a play you hold dear. I don’t think he’d approve of these distortions, but he might laugh.

Intelligent, Great writing, Exquisite

See it if You get James Joyce and have some knowledge of Molly Bloom’s soliloquy. This is a one woman show, a soliloquy, a monologue.

Don't see it if You don’t know James Joyce, Molly Bloom’s soliloquy or have a hard time with an Irish accent.

During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You admire Sam Shepard, serious modern tales laced with humor, and great acting and staging. It’s a first-rate production!

Don't see it if Tales of uniquely American sorrow and woe have no appeal,

Fiercely Independent

See it if You like attempts to study troubled relationships you like glacially paced dramas.

Don't see it if If you like a play supposed to be about one thing - giving up tech for a day to work on a relationship - but isn’t.

During previews
Clever, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Quirky

See it if You love the play, enjoy attempts at contemporization and admire Ruth Wilson and Glenda Jackson.

Don't see it if If unnecessary, uncomfortable attempts at cleverness irk you.

Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in modern times, the bad side of marketing, marital ups and downs, the seedy side of art marketing and a good script.

Don't see it if You think it will be more about science than human vulnerabilities.

Life x3
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You like rapid-fire dialogue a la Pinter, intense relationship dramas, and sets designed to perfectly fit small space.

Don't see it if You hate on-stage arguments fueled by alcohol.

Days to Come
Midtown W
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Dated, Great staging

See it if You like Lillian Hellman, are interested in the development of playwrights and/or period (1930s) plays.

Don't see it if Somewhat contrived dialogue drives you nuts or slow-paced is not you.

During previews
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Modern

See it if relationship stories and the difficulties of relationships appeal — especially the communications component among young adults.

Don't see it if good young actors or a fresh story line, even a bit over- scripted one, bugs you.

East Village
Intelligent, Great writing, Ambitious, Slow

See it if You know who Pushkin is, can be riveted by a take told in iambic pentameter, applaud highly creative work and can tolerate imperfection.

Don't see it if A slow pace and sleepy delivery makes you snooze, you're VERY annoyed by sometimes hard to understand lines, or you can't bring a sweater.

Girls & Boys
West Village
Great acting, Riveting, Excruciating, Intense

See it if you love Carey Mulligan's work, monologues and perfect set design.

Don't see it if you dislike tales of human misery and treatises on male power and violence, This show is the opposite of pretty, except for Carey Mulligan.

During previews
Must see, Relevant, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if enjoy a fast-paced, near brilliant, often comedic, semi-tragic script about the American male. There's no one like this pjaywright.

Don't see it if you hate really loud music. There's 20 minutes of it before curtainrise. It's deliberate. You can escape to the lounge before showtime.

Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You care about the "money is destiny" issue in America and enjoy a four star drama delivered by five star actors on a five star set.

Don't see it if You like corny, reality TV entertainment.

Exquisite, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You are moved by Tchaikovsky or are curious about him and his work. This is a gorgeous concert wrapped around a tragic tale of homophobia.

Don't see it if You dislike classical music, great young musicians, a fine tenor voice, an excellent ballet dancer, good acting and a tragic tale.

Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You enjoy small plays about big subjects, like survival after trauma and happiness, super sets and super choreography, though no dancing.

Don't see it if Actors are Japanese with occasional hard-to-grasp lines.

West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you're looking for a first-rate, original script about a big topic — how equal access to higher education does and doesn't work. Funny, too

Don't see it if musicals are your favorite genre or contemporary tales are not you.

Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if You want to be transported by an ephemeral, exquisite, and expressive actress, Marin Ireland. The play is a low-key prelude to Streetcar.

Don't see it if You prefer fast-paced, happy tales.

Clever, Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy adventurous theatre. The perserverance, detail-mindedness and commitment needed to make an ordinary tale extraordinary is unique.

Don't see it if you dislike small (2 dozen) audiences, out-of-the-box storytelling or having to pay serious attention.

Later Life
Midtown W
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if the frigidity of WASP life interests you. Gurney's the master and this play captures the frozennes and compare it. The set is five-star.

Don't see it if you want to be emotionally moved, despise close-ups of suburban home parties or don't like it when one actor plays multiple roles.