Heidi 6281

Brooklyn | 50-64 | Female
About:  I love to be challenged and surprised by theater.
Reviews (116)
85
Wish You Were Here
Midtown W
Intelligent, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Funny
May 19th, 2022

See it if You are interested in the universality of women's experiences, deep friendships, honest conversations, exploring difficult decisions

Don't see it if You need big things to happen at the theater, frank talk among women embarrasses you, you want politics in plays that take place in Iran

85
Minimalism, Clever, Refreshing, Magical, Strange
April 24th, 2022

See it if You love to see two people sing and act a world, you like beautiful singing, you are enchanted by expert storytelling

Don't see it if You don't like minimalist staging, stories told partly through song, magical realism

86
Hart Island
West Village
Edgy, Great staging, Great writing, Intense, Absorbing
April 15th, 2022

See it if You want to be challenged to think and feel at the same time, love something edgy and different

Don't see it if You need a straightforward narrative, don't like text that is more like poetry than dialogue, need to be made happy at the theater

65
During previews
Acrobatic, Entertaining, Cliched, Ambitious, Fluffy
April 3rd, 2022

See it if You'd like low-tech, small-scale Cirque de Soleil; this was your favorite book as a kid

Don't see it if You were thinking it would tell the story of The Little Prince; you prefer traditional theater forms (play or musical)

70
Man Cave
East Village
Spooky, Quirky, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Ambitious
March 18th, 2022

See it if You like the issues of feminism, immigration, identity, violence discussed in a way that doesn't beat you over the head

Don't see it if You are easily scared or spooked, you like light fare with no political content

85
English
Chelsea
Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking
March 9th, 2022

See it if you're interested in issues of identity, immigration from a personal perspective, and don't want to be beaten up with political polemics

Don't see it if you prefer your plays to be overtly political or offer easy answers

78
Tambo & Bones
Midtown W
Refreshing, Relevant, Funny, Dizzying, Clever
February 25th, 2022

See it if You want to be challenged by ideas about race, think about it in different ways, understand that there are no easy answers

Don't see it if You hate rap music, prefer dogma when it comes to questions about race, need easy answers, can't bear to hear the N-word

54
During previews
Shhhhh
Chelsea
Ambitious, Angry, Explicit, Thought-provoking, Confusing
January 30th, 2022

See it if You dislike men, or are ambivalent about men or are ambivalent about having sex with men, or want to think more about how you feel about men

Don't see it if You are offended by very explicit discussions about sex, you need a play with a clear plot

78
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Weird, Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Clever
January 15th, 2022

See it if You like a weird, mostly funny play that touches on relevant social themes but not in a dogmatic way

Don't see it if You don't like it when all the loose ends are not tied up and some things are left unexplained when the play ends

90
Selling Kabul
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Relevant, Riveting, Thought-provoking
December 7th, 2021

See it if You are interested in any story about how humans cope, each in their own way, with fear, repression, and a scarcity of hope.

Don't see it if You want something very light. Or, conversely, if you were hoping for a play that is very political. This one is deeply personal.

23
Flat, Cliched, Great staging, Banal, Disappointing
November 29th, 2021

See it if Interesting staging and good singing are enough. Or if you want to see how an amazingly good idea can be turned into an amazingly bad show

Don't see it if You want to see a good show. This one starts with a bad book, and then there's just no saving it.

74
Preparedness
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Clever
November 27th, 2021

See it if You're up for a night of funny, smart theater that pokes your mind

Don't see it if You need to see plays about issues of the day

87
Gnit
Brooklyn
Funny, Great staging, Great writing, Quirky, Thought-provoking
November 19th, 2021

See it if You are into theater of the absurd, you like to think at the theater, you love how words can be used so deliciously

Don't see it if You prefer naturalistic plays with a straightforward story line, you don't want to be challenged to ponder as you are walking out

86
During previews
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Refreshing, Quirky, Great music, Clever, Absorbing
November 17th, 2021

See it if You like your musicals slightly off-kilter and are okay with a mix of funny and dark

Don't see it if You hate plays with music, or prefer your musicals all fluffy and happy

84
Relevant, Edgy, Great music, Great staging, Entertaining
November 1st, 2021

See it if You loved Talking Heads, love David Byrne, are an old (or young rocker), want to hear how fresh truly original rock music can sound

Don't see it if You hate Talking Heads/David Byrne, want a show with a storyline, prefer shows with lots of sets and costumes

73
Persuasion
East Village
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging, Clever
November 1st, 2021

See it if You know Jane Austen and would like to see an interesting and imaginative, pared-down take on her rich novel

Don't see it if You need a lot of action, or are unfamiliar with the story

70
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing
September 24th, 2021

See it if You are interesting in tour de force acting, absorbing writing, and you're okay with no discernable plot

Don't see it if You prefer traditional plot-driven theater

80
BLINDNESS
Gramercy
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Clever, Absorbing
June 7th, 2021

See it if You are ok with exploring the extremes of where a pandemic might take our world, you like immersive theater

Don't see it if No live actors is a deal-breaker, you are easily scared–especially by total darkness

78
A Dozen Dreams
Financial
Inventive, Intelligent, Immersive, Ambitious, Absorbing
June 7th, 2021

See it if You like to explore a dozen different ideas and don't need a throughplot

Don't see it if You can't stand up for 80 minutes, you need a coherent plot, you're not okay with some episodes being very poetic/conceptual

42
The Karamazovs
West Village
Confusing, Slow, Earnest, Over-reaching, Disappointing
March 11th, 2020

See it if You want to see very earnest actors do their very best with muddled material

Don't see it if You need clarity; this picked one thread out of the book (which is OK) but then badly frayed its edges

90
The Headlands
Upper W Side
Riveting, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious
March 5th, 2020

See it if You love a good noir detective story; you love a well-written, nuanced drama with a fresh take on family secrets

Don't see it if you like big staging, big casts, music; need a happy ending

89
Incantata
Chelsea
Intense, Literate, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing
February 27th, 2020

See it if you love the poetry of words. A very sad, very beautiful, very loving elegy for the poet's wife, brought to life in a harrowing way

Don't see it if you hate poetry, prefer conventional theater with a clear plot line, don't like sad pieces

56
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Predictable, Great acting
February 16th, 2020

See it if You want to see a truthful play about old people that is not about death or dementia, you enjoy seeing two old pros rise above the material

Don't see it if You were really expecting snappy dialogue, or a bold exploration of thoughtful themes

72
Timon of Athens
Brooklyn
Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting
February 3rd, 2020

See it if Thoughtful, intelligent, brilliant staging/direction/acting is enough to make up for the fact that this is not a great play

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare; you want the classic, poetic, soul-shaking Shakespeare plays

85
The Thin Place
Midtown W
Edgy, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
January 30th, 2020

See it if You like to be challenged and want to leave the theater thinking

Don't see it if You prefer all mysteries to be resolved before the play's end

74
Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing
January 30th, 2020

See it if You like a show that seems deceptively simple, and presents complex and resonant ideas without beating you over the head with them

Don't see it if You prefer ideas to be presented in a more in-your-face matter

98
Orpheus & Eurydice
Soho/Tribeca
Must see, Deeply moving, Great performers, Innovative, Fresh
December 15th, 2019

See it if You want something different from the same old thing, love fresh takes on old tales, wonderful music, intimate theater in small spaces

Don't see it if You don't like small-scale intimate theater, folk music, non-linear plots, unconventional storytelling

69
During previews
Needs trimming, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Long
November 22nd, 2019

See it if You are interested in thoughtful explorations of how homelessness arises

Don't see it if You were hoping for a more well-rounded, multi-faceted, nuanced exploration of this issue

26
During previews
Great staging, Self-conscious, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing
November 20th, 2019

See it if Impenetrable 20th century experimental period pieces interest you; you're interested in how a large audience can be moved around seamlessly

Don't see it if You need to understand what you are seeing, you want the play to make sense or that you can make sense of the play

91
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Fun, Sexy, Quirky, Raunchy, Delightful
November 16th, 2019

See it if you love burlesque, artful acrobatics, and are in the mood for some over-21 fun

Don't see it if the idea of a Sugarplum Fairy striptease offends you

77
Ambitious, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant
October 28th, 2019

See it if You are interested in understanding all sides of the current political and social divide

Don't see it if You don't want to hear people discussing issues from a conservative perspective

79
During previews
Molly Sweeney
Midtown W
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing
October 14th, 2019

See it if The words are the thing when you see a play; there's not much here besides those amazing words

Don't see it if you like a play with a conventional plot and staging; 2 hours of characters just facing the audience and talking seems boring to you

94
Why?
Brooklyn
Quirky, Profound, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing
September 29th, 2019

See it if You ask existential and social questions about theater, perspective, control, truth

Don't see it if You prefer a linear plot--this is a kind of staged essay about theater; a lot of ideas in one piece seems confusing to you

70
Lulu XX
East Village
Unusual, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Clever
September 29th, 2019

See it if You are interested in new ways of exploring and deconstructing how women have been presented/stereotyped in the media

Don't see it if You only like theater with a linear plot, feminist issues/perspectives don't interest you

48
Sunday
Chelsea
Awkward, Unsuccessful, Pretentious, Disappointing, Ambitious
September 27th, 2019

See it if you are interested in exploring millennial angst

Don't see it if you prefer a play in which the characters present the essentials, rather than a narrator

Also What would have been a good short story is is shoehorned into a play t... Read more Read less

77
The Talmud
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Refreshing, Quirky
September 16th, 2019

See it if you are interested in the Talmud, kung-fu, and a completely believable idea of how they might converge; you want to be surprised by theater

Don't see it if You prefer a conventional play with a linear plot, you don't like mash-ups of different traditions

97
Midsummer: A Banquet
Greenwich V
Great acting, Great staging, Enchanting, Funny, Clever
August 16th, 2019

See it if You like Shakespeare, laughing, eating, wine, theater that happens all around you

Don't see it if You prefer your Shakespeare conventionally staged, you don't like food

76
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Weird, Dizzying, Intelligent
August 1st, 2019

See it if You are a fan of how Tom Stoppard plays with language in the most delicious and thought-provoking ways, or slab, plank, cube

Don't see it if You don't like unconventional theater or nontraditional narratives or Shakespeare, or almost Leamington Spa

98
Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Refreshing
July 26th, 2019

See it if You love Fiddler and want to experience it with fresh ears; you never saw it and just love great musicals

Don't see it if you hate musicals; you must have a show with a happy ending

80
Absorbing, Intense, Immersive, Literate, Intelligent
July 20th, 2019

See it if You're interested in an uber literate play that explores the roles of women in among the 19th century "enlightened" classes

Don't see it if You don't know who Mary Wollstonecraft was, you don't get 19th century literary references, you expect a show about Frankenstein

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great singing
July 7th, 2019

See it if You love quiet musicals, are interested in exploring the personal fallout of the civil rights violence of the 1960s

Don't see it if You prefer big, glitzy, happy musicals

90
Intelligent, Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing
July 7th, 2019

See it if you are impressed by the bravery of one man revealing his darkest truths in an unusual way

Don't see it if you prefer light theater, ensemble cast, difficult familial subject matter makes you uncomfortable

77
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Funny, Intelligent, Raunchy, Quirky, Thought-provoking
July 2nd, 2019

See it if You like a musical that's the anti-Broadway musical, you like to think about questions of race and homosexuality in a broadminded way

Don't see it if You want a more traditional musical, prefer political polemics, R rated material offends you

56
Relativity
Brooklyn
Disappointing, So-so acting, Quirky, Intelligent, Clever
June 8th, 2019

See it if You are willing to hang in there and let the plot reveal itself and come together over the course of 3 acts.

Don't see it if You need traditional linear storytelling or great acting.

Also This is a really clever, intriguing script that, unfortunately, was pr... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Brave
May 28th, 2019

See it if You love a good drama that examines essential human issues is a way that's not heavy-handed

Don't see it if Nudity/sex onstage offends you; you prefer light plays/comedies

91
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Fun, Gender-bending, Sensuous, Quirky, Delightful
May 12th, 2019

See it if You like burlesque reviews, you have a wicked sense of humor, you appreciate acrobatics and other physical delights

Don't see it if Scantily clad men and women disturb you, you prefer a cohesive plot, you don't like acrobatics, you don't like a seedy nightclub atmosphere

65
Weird, Meaningless, Intense, Great acting, Confusing
May 3rd, 2019

See it if You love great performers having a game go at very challenging material

Don't see it if you dislike abstract theater with no discernable plot

86
Riveting, Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing
April 15th, 2019

See it if You like fresh takes on The Bard that are still respectful of the material and use their alternate view to delve deeper into universal theme

Don't see it if You like only period performance of Shakespeare, you don't like Shakespeare

92
Project X
Queens
Insightful, Profound, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting
April 3rd, 2019

See it if You know that nothing works without a great script, you love the way good theater forces you to feel things and think about relationships

Don't see it if You want a fun night of light fare, you don't want to schlep to Long Island City

80
Refreshing, Quirky, Intelligent, Funny, Clever
March 27th, 2019

See it if you are tickled by science, like to think, like unusual stand-up comedy

Don't see it if you prefer a play with a plot, you were really expecting a rap show, you don't want to be intellectually challenged at the theater