Gerardo 3

Manhattan | 50-64 | Male
About:  Argentine born, New York based actor and director. Works mostly at the Spanish Repertory Theatre, aka Repertorio Español performing plays in Spanish.
Reviews (73)
85
Refreshing, Great singing, Delightful
May 6th, 2022

See it if You like Bob Dylan music. If you want to see a different type of musical.

Don't see it if If you want to see an uplifting musical play. Although the music and the singing are beautiful, the story is sad, but nicely told.

95
Intelligent, Great singing, Enchanting, Clever
November 13th, 2021

See it if you like smart musicals where director uses minimal resources to to successfully tell a touching story. A very diverse and energetic cast.

Don't see it if you want to see big Broadway paraphernalia, or special theatrical effects.

90
Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
October 24th, 2021

See it if you like out of the box dramas

Don't see it if you're looking for something spectacular in Broadway terms. Or a shallow play.

90
During previews
Gnit
Brooklyn
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Clever
March 9th, 2020

See it if you want to see a smart production telling the whole story of Peer Gynt with a fun twist.

Don't see it if you want to see a realistic staging of the original Peer Gynt.

75
During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Slow, Intelligent, Clever
February 3rd, 2020

See it if you want to see a respectful production that will tell the story through a skillful actress and an actor/musician.

Don't see it if you don't like slow-paced storytelling shows. "Narraturgy" instead of dramaturgy combined with low production values can be hard to follow.

90
Where Are We Now
East Village
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
December 16th, 2019

See it if you like the music of David Bowie and enjoy Cabaret shows with a great interpreter.

Don't see it if you want to see an expensive musical or a big show. This is an intimate show with an extremely talented performer.

85
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Raunchy, Great singing, Funny, Enchanting, Entertaining
November 21st, 2019

See it if You want to enjoy a wonderful, entertaining evening full of great dancing and singing and circus acts.

Don't see it if you expect a linear plot and story, or if you're offended by partial nudity and the smell of incense bothers you.,

90
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining
November 4th, 2019

See it if you enjoy Tennessee Williams' plays. This production is very respectful of the writer. Main characters are wonderfully acted.

Don't see it if you have no patience for longer plays (it's 3 acts), or if you expect a modern or more conceptual staging.

Also Actors should serve the writer in these type of stagings. Trying to be... Read more Read less

75
When It Happens to You
East Village
Cliched, Profound, Great staging
October 21st, 2019

See it if you don't care about being narrated a story, yet relevant, instead of being fully acted.

Don't see it if you expect a play that enacts the facts instead of telling them. The title is relevant since we always think that this happens to others.

Also I might be reading a little too much into it, but it didn't go unnotic... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
October 17th, 2019

See it if you want to enjoy a wonderful and funny story about the Dominican diaspora in the United States appealing to all Latinx, and Americans.

Don't see it if you don't care about relevant theatre based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

80
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
October 14th, 2019

See it if you want to experience something fun and entertaining, well done. A fun night-out.

Don't see it if you expect a deep message or a theatre show. This is burlesque to the max. Well executed.

60
During previews
The Worth of Water
Soho/Tribeca
Funny, Insipid, Banal
October 7th, 2019

See it if you want to see well-intentioned, yet undertrained, actors, coping with a poorly written play.

Don't see it if you want to see something relevant, and well-staged.

90
Smiley
Gramercy
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
June 17th, 2019

See it if you like fast-paced non-stop gay comedy that makes you realize that actually love is love.

Don't see it if your mind is still in the 18th Century.

80
During previews
Great acting, Profound, Resonant
January 31st, 2019

See it if you like well staged political dramas. Great lighting, too.

Don't see it if you are looking for a lot of action and don't like long monologues. Also if you get too confused with few actors playing multiple roles.

85
During previews
Slave Play
East Village
Great acting, Ambitious, Refreshing, Daring
November 26th, 2018

See it if you want to see something completely different and new, a type of play like no other.

Don't see it if you expect a linear story and a simple plot. It will make you think and divide opinions.

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense
November 19th, 2018

See it if you want to see great acting. Although the story is set at a particular political time and place, it's about humanity in extreme situations.

Don't see it if you can't stand plays based on dialogues and no action or setting changes.

80
Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Confusing
September 17th, 2018

See it if you like surrealistic plays, non-linear plots. And if you are tired of talking heads theatre that look more like a movie than theatre.

Don't see it if you can't stand something different. You need to follow a traditional storyline and are incapable of putting the pieces together by yourself

89
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing
September 17th, 2018

See it if you want to have 2 hours of great fun, although the second piece is the weakest one the other two are worth it.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play with a deep message and meaning. This is like a refined and well written sit-com. Fun and enjoyable.

88
During previews
Hurricane Party
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense
September 6th, 2018

See it if you want to see a fast-paced play with wonderful actors. Sayra Player sticks out a little bit more than the rest but it's an even cast.

Don't see it if you don't mind a play that doesn't say something completely new. It was hard to know where it was going.

88
Police Cops
Midtown E
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious
June 18th, 2018

See it if you like physical theatre. 3 actors using very imaginative and creative movements and changes on stage that will tell you a funny story

Don't see it if you're looking for a play with deep content. This is plainly a fun, well-crafted comedy with the only purpose to make you laugh for 1 hour.

96
Exquisita Agonia
Gramercy
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Great staging
June 15th, 2018

See it if you like the writings of Nilo Cruz and his way of not letting you go with the easy way out of a line plot.

Don't see it if you want to see a typical, predictable, story that won't let down your first desires for an anticipated development.

85
During previews
Scissoring
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging
June 4th, 2018

See it if You know you can enjoy a lesbian couple drama with intersections of supernatural characters, and a wonderful direction and stage design.

Don't see it if you expect to be completely surprised with turns and twists or if you're expecting a huge production. They create wonders in a small space.

82
Replay
Midtown E
Clever, Great acting, Great staging
April 30th, 2018

See it if you are willing to enjoy a one-woman show for an hour that is very well acted and staged.

Don't see it if you prefer more production values, big productions, etc. This is a simple, yet moving and well-orchestrated storytelling.

95
Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Enchanting
April 3rd, 2018

See it if you want to see Gabriel García Márquez's favorite novel come alive by a wonderful cast of Spanish speaking actors, with beautiful images.

Don't see it if you're looking for a light entertainment. Although there are fun moments in the play, it is a drama.

85
Three on a Match
East Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Confusing
March 5th, 2018

See it if you want to see a concise play well acted and exquisitely directed, unpretentious and with a deep political and social message.

Don't see it if you want to see big production values, or a long play, or if you don't like some sort of magic or supernatural elements within a story.

88
The Lesson
East Village
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Confusing
February 26th, 2018

See it if you UNDERSTAND Ionesco and the theatre of the absurd. If you're willing to enjoy a play that doesn't make sense in a linear story.

Don't see it if you don't know Ionesco and the theatre of the absurd, and need to understand a story that make sense.

80
During previews
Balls
Midtown E
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Confusing
January 22nd, 2018

See it if you are open to a different type of storytelling and like well designed and executed staging.

Don't see it if you expect a linear storyline and traditional staging.

68
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Ambitious, Confusing
November 13th, 2017

See it if you don't mind very avant guard plays and staging. You don't mind non-linear stories.

Don't see it if you want to see a straightforward play with a clear storyline and such. This is creative and somehow entertaining but hard to grasp.

96
Mud
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see
October 9th, 2017

See it if you enjoy wonderfully acted and masterfully staged-in-a-small-space contemporary plays. Actors are so close you get to feel what they feel.

Don't see it if you want to see an entertaining, light comedy. This powerful story goes deep into human basic needs and shows us our survival mode raw.

90
Macbeth Muet
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent
September 24th, 2017

See it if you are tired of pretentious theater and want a total refreshing view of it can be done with little resources and lots of imagination.

Don't see it if you want to "hear" Shakespeare, or if you want to see high production values.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant
September 18th, 2017

See it if you want to see a fun comedy, unambitious and though not very profound, yet relevant.

Don't see it if you expect great production values (although) there is a pool and it rains onstage... or if you want to see some deep, intellectual work.

85
During previews
Mary Jane
East Village
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Confusing
September 12th, 2017

See it if you want to see really great performances (all of them), great staging and a solid direction.

Don't see it if you don't want see a play that you don't know exactly where it's going. Missing elements that would lead to an end that seems confusing.

95
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging
September 4th, 2017

See it if you want to see an original staging, a well developed, directed and acted play. A theme that could be taboo told in a fun yet respectful way

Don't see it if you're not willing to see a play about a rape told in an entertaining way, which for me was refreshing and more effective for reflection.

86
Charolais
Midtown E
Great acting, Funny, Enchanting
September 4th, 2017

See it if you like one person shows and want to see an unambitious and fun show.

Don't see it if you are turned off by strong accents and particular slang.

75
During previews
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Cliched, Dated
August 13th, 2017

See it if you like Teresa Deevy's work. You enjoy short plays.

Don't see it if you want to see something that will challenge your thoughts and points of view.

75
Unpacking
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Cliched
August 6th, 2017

See it if you want to have some fun and don't have major expectations for the story and the way it is told.

Don't see it if you want to see a professional work. It is refreshing, but the direction is poor and some actors seem to lack training or experience.

60
Great staging, Ambitious, Confusing, Indulgent
July 20th, 2017

See it if you like very, very experimental theatre and have no respect for Arthur Miller.

Don't see it if you like this play and enjoy more conservative staging. Ideas are not bad, they just didn't work with this play.

79
During previews
The Enchantment
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Relevant, Ambitious, Dated
July 3rd, 2017

See it if you would like to know about this writer and don't mind long plays about painful relationships. You want to see Paul Herbig fantastic work.

Don't see it if you are not interested in old plays, and expect something light and easy to enjoy.

70
Clever, Great acting, Confusing, Slow
July 2nd, 2017

See it if you know this play specifically or are interested in seeing the writing in this phase of Williams more in the line of Becket than realism.

Don't see it if you want to see a linear plot, or are expecting a direction that will help you keep your attention through a difficult but beautiful text.

80
Underground
Midtown E
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing
June 19th, 2017

See it if you like unambitious productions that are fun and entertaining, with great actors and a smart but not very well orchestrated staging.

Don't see it if you expect an intellectual play with twists, politically charged, or deep meanings. Although, the play is not shallow at all.

78
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing
May 29th, 2017

See it if you like Chekhov and want to see a committed cast and director willing to tell the story with minimum technical resources.

Don't see it if you expect important production values, or a classic proscenium theatre staging.

75
Bamboo in Bushwick
Staten Island
Relevant, Thought-provoking
April 27th, 2017

See it if you are interested in seeing a different, diverse approach to the gentrification topic.

Don't see it if you expect great direction and staging.

79
Gazoline
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking
April 2nd, 2017

See it if you want to see an adaptation that takes risks to bring a real story closer to our New York reality today.

Don't see it if you like classic stagings.

68
Great writing, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent
March 26th, 2017

See it if you never saw King Lear before and you think that maybe a modern approach to it will ease you into Shakespeare's theater.

Don't see it if you appreciate a good classic staging or at least all actors being on the same page. Mr. Pendleton's great work is not enough to balance all

Also I felt that some actors were doing Shakespeare in the park, like other... Read more Read less

90
Chess Match No. 5
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, And super original.
March 20th, 2017

See it if your are a little tired of kitchen dramas and plays with a linear story and you are open to a different type of show, super well done.

Don't see it if you like regular plays and are not open to enjoying something out of the box. People are going to hate it or love it, and that's good.

85
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Profound
March 13th, 2017

See it if you like Tennessee Williams and a well directed cast of actors playing it.

Don't see it if you're looking for a short play to entertain yourself lightly. It lasts a good 3 hours but the story keeps you interested.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking
March 10th, 2017

See it if you want to experience a provoking play that makes you think about the way black and white "races" really interact in society today.

Don't see it if you're looking for a light entertaining story to pass the time, although it's not hard to watch nor is boring at all.

90
Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Relevant
February 21st, 2017

See it if you would like to know about the relevant story of two prominent Dominican women that changed the way education was imparted for females.

Don't see it if you only want to be entertained, although there are many moments of funny comedy.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Insipid
February 12th, 2017

See it if you want to know about the generational differences between old and young gays and their different struggles.

Don't see it if you want a faster paced play. Don't care about gay issues.

90
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent
January 5th, 2017

See it if you speak Spanish and you want to laugh about our new habits with technology and feel melancholic about life before internet.

Don't see it if you don't speak Spanish. You don't want to laugh hard.