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 (60)
80
During previews
Great acting, Profound, Resonant

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.

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

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.

89
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

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
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious

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.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

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.

95
Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Enchanting

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.

88
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Confusing

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.

68
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Ambitious, Confusing

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.

90
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

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
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Confusing

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.

86
Great acting, Funny, Enchanting

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
Entertaining, Cliched

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.

79
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Ambitious, Dated

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.

80
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing

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.

75
Relevant, Thought-provoking

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.

68
Great writing, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

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

85
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Profound

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.

90
Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Relevant

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.

90
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent

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.

85
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you don't mind no production values at all as long as it is creative and entertaining nonetheless. If you enjoy a fresh look at Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you expect big production values, with lights, costumes, etc. Or if you want to see a classical staging of Shakespeare.

88
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you like Ibsen; you enjoy a beautiful story told with professionalism and respect; you enjoy period plays well acted and well directed.

Don't see it if you expect big production values or a big theater; or you're looking for a modern adaptation or something experimental.

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you enjoy live Latino music with great singing and an awesome band.

Don't see it if you expect a musical theater play. This is more like a concert with a concept behind.

81
Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You love great live Latino music.

Don't see it if you expect a musical theater play. This is more like a concert, but a great concert of Latino music.

70
Entertaining, Great writing, Disappointing

See it if You like Strindberg and good live cello music score.

Don't see it if you want to see high production values and great acting.

78
Clever, Delightful, Original, Funny

See it if You want to enjoy a relaxed moment of good unpretentious theater with good acting and a good direction.

Don't see it if you expect great production values, looking for quick shallow entertainment.

85
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Refreshing, Daring

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.

80
Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Confusing

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

88
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense

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.

96
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Great staging

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.

82
Clever, Great acting, Great staging

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.

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Confusing

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.

80
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Confusing

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.

96
Mud
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

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.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant

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.

95
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

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.

75
During previews
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Cliched, Dated

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.

60
Great staging, Ambitious, Confusing, Indulgent

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.

70
Clever, Great acting, Confusing, Slow

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.

78
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing

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.

79
Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

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.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, And super original.

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.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking

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.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Insipid

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.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy the movie and like to see a stage version, well done and well acted.

Don't see it if you are not into military dramas, or are tired of very realistic staging.

79
Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if you don't mind modern staging of Shakespeare (too modern, maybe). You are tired of regular stagings and appreciate honest efforts to change.

Don't see it if you want to see a classical production with costumes and all and if you don't mind a direction that is all over the place (sometimes works).

68
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Ambitious, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like visual plays with light and projection effects and don't care very much about a story line. And want to see 2 beautiful dancers.

Don't see it if you like to see a story developing. Or if you want to see a typical play. It is more like an abstract movie interlaced with music and dance.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Dated

See it if You want to see great acting, a good script, and a lovely band of 3 playing live music.

Don't see it if you expect a very realistic direction, or want to see a short play.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny

See it if You like urban music, hip hop, salsa, etc. in a loving family story.

Don't see it if just see it!

86
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see something unpretentious and fun and original.

Don't see it if You want to see something typical in theater, a classic kitchen drama.

60
Cliched, Fluffy

See it if You're not very demanding when it comes to theatre shows.

Don't see it if You have high expectations in terms of acting, singing, production values, etc.