Ibsensgirl

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  Theatre geek. Art lover. NYC girl. Yeah, that all sounds about right.
Reviews (41)
30
Boring

See it if You want to see a writer/director attempt high-brow art, but fall very short of it. See it if its free. The leads are wonderful!

Don't see it if You have ever seen one of his other works. They are allll the same

100
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You want to know what excellence looks like on the stage. Its funny, absorbing, PERFECTLY written.

Don't see it if You do not like gay themes. You think Angels in America is the only gay-themed play that matters. Bc it IS NOT

57
Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You never saw Falco and Tucci a few years back in these roles. They made stronger choices and had real chemistry.

Don't see it if You're looking for a fresh take on a dated classic. I mean, is it a classic? Because its a two-hander that has been done so often?

Also I saw the movie and the production with Falco and Tucci - both showed ... Read more Read less

81
Burn This
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You don’t need a heady play. It’s pretty much one of his lighter works but Adam Driver is magnificent. He IS the show.

Don't see it if You prefer a more heavy, thought -provoking play.

75
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Ambitious

See it if It is very rare to see a show written by a Shakespearean contemporary that is this easy to understand. Kudos to the director/dramaturg

Don't see it if It is a very collegiate production. Most of the actors are stiff and not really making any interesting choices.

95
Nassim
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Exquisite

See it if You are into conceptual theatre that has a heart of old-fashioned storytelling.

Don't see it if You want a straight and narrow sort-of story and execution

78
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched

See it if You want to see a charming storyteller

Don't see it if This is basically a podcast come to life. One person shows are hard to pull off but he is entertaining!

89
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You like Beckettian drama and understand how theatrical devices work because he flips them over and turns them upside down!

Don't see it if You dont like one man shows where existentialism is the name of the game. It is also only one hour long (for $35)

Also I am actually not a fan of Beckett but this show takes his silly, seem... Read more Read less

65
During previews
The True
Midtown W
Well-written, Boring

See it if You think Edie Falco is a true treasure of an actor. This is a great role for her

Don't see it if The playwright is a great writer- the play and subject matter is boring.

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Phenomenal

See it if You have a beating heart. No one could hate this show. A simple story with exquisite acting. I do not think I could quantify its brill

Don't see it if No reason not to see it. I was nervous because it is SOO popular (and popular to me usually translates to bad- see HAMILTON & BOOK OF MORMO

85
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to see the future of playwriting. Rajiv Joseph knows how to weave a tale. Wonderful.

Don't see it if You can’t follow historical plots, intermingled with family drama

Also The show is so well-written, so thought provoking. Joseph weaves big, ... Read more Read less

41
Delightful, Slow, Banal

See it if You’re a fan of any of the actors. Because there was some great talent. And many of them are known (McGovern, Anna Baryshnikov,etc)

Don't see it if You have to pay more than say, $10

10
During previews
Junk
Upper W Side
Excruciating, Cliched

See it if You wonder what could be more boring than say, a play about dentistry. Or if you’re a finance junkie.

Don't see it if If you’ve seen Wolf of Wall Street or Wall Street, you’ve seen this play. But those movies were (of course) vastly superior.

Also There was absolutely nothing new explored in this play. Same old clich... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if You like family dramas

Don't see it if Hmmm- you get hung up on perfect accents. The cast is uneven in its acting and it's accents. You don't like quick scenes

Also It was first previews, so the pacing was off. They were sprinting thro... Read more Read less

67
Fulfillment Center
Midtown W
Great acting, Quirky, Slow

See it if You love characters that aren't always depicted onstage (yay! Diversity!).

Don't see it if You don't like writers like Annie Baker. This writer is Baker-light (not as good). It's slow and has almost no purpose. And moves nowhere.

86
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You love Ibsen and want to see how his work has influenced and changed our ideas about love, marriage & women.

Don't see it if You get hung up on traditional staging.

50
Cost of Living
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Slow

See it if You like small stories of lives that aren't always depicted on the stage.

Don't see it if You have to pay a lot of money. Lol. It's not worth it.

70
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Relevant, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You haven't heard we're living in the time of 1984. Lol

Don't see it if You need to connect with characters. I didn't really care about anyone on stage. And ummm...I probably should have.

100
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great writing, Profound, Quirky

See it if If you want to see a master storyteller.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of (seemingly unconnected) monologues.

80
Delightful, Ambitious, Refreshing

See it if You believe in the power of humanity.

Don't see it if You think theatre should be more than just a cry fest. Lol

4
For a previous production
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if I'm not a fan of farce, so maybe not the show for me. But it was so overblown and ridiculous, I left @ the interval. Soooo disappointing.

Don't see it if You have taste

85
During previews
The New Englanders
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like a well-written story with great acting. It is a pretty familiar story, but done in an absorbing way.

Don't see it if You dont like gay themed shows. This show breaks no new ground, but its very well done!

90
Profound, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an amazing story done by a downtown type of storyteller, Cale makes the 85 minutes just fly by.

Don't see it if You dont like one-person shows or need a legitimate Broadway type of show.

6
Caroline's Kitchen
Midtown E
Indulgent, Insipid, Cliched

See it if You have absolutely nothing else to do. I’m telling you, schedule a night time root canal, pay your taxes, do anything to avoid.

Don't see it if You speak English well.

88
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like real-world relationships and the complications that arise. The playwright/actor of the piece is so incredibly talented. Go!

Don't see it if You do not like realistic theatre

75
During previews
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if You do not need a straight narrative. And you want to see Guare work out his angst that everyone only knows him for "Six Degrees..."

Don't see it if See above...

25
Disappointing

See it if You like O’Casey. The Irish Rep tries so hard to revive Irish classics.

Don't see it if You’re hoping to see a well-acted production and are expecting the amazing kind of Friel script!

41
Cliched, Disappointing

See it if Ummmm....if you like all the actors (because I do!) but the script is so boring and goes absolutely nowhere. And I LOVE Lonergan. Sad

Don't see it if Do not trust the critics on this one!! Overrated, boring and banal

100
During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if You yearn for good theatre in the vein of Brian Friel. Just an overall excellent show!

Don't see it if You want fluff

95
Entertaining, Exquisite, Dated

See it if You love O'Neill classics. And Denzel is one of the greatest stage actors alive! Although the play itself is dated and really long, its 100

Don't see it if You dont like classic O'Neill. It is dated. And the staging is moldy

95
During previews
Girls & Boys
West Village
Absorbing, Exquisite, Well written

See it if You love Dennis Kelly (who is more known in the U.K. than here). He is a lot like Lonergan, mixing the grotesque with the funny.

Don't see it if It is a one-woman show. Mulligan is a good actor, but I dont think she can carry a one-woman. The piece is great -she's not at transitions

75
The Home Place
Chelsea
Great writing

See it if You love Friel when he’s feeling his Chekhov.

Don't see it if You don’t like Friel when he’s feeling his chekhovian oats

Also There is a reason why this show isn’t done often. It’s not Friels best... Read more Read less

86
During previews
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if You want to see what happens when great writing, great direction and great acting come together.

Don't see it if You don’t like full frontal nudity. You don’t like the 4th wall broken.

Also Taymor lightly directs a phenomenal production with an outstanding cas... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Clever, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Overrated, Dizzying

See it if You're curious how they can bring a huge movie to the stage. And you like to look at ridiculously hot men :). The staging is magnificent!

Don't see it if You haven't seen the movie. I hadn't before seeing the play so I was completely lost. Completely.

85
Pipeline
Upper W Side
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if If you like good writing and acting. Each scene could probably be its own play. :)

Don't see it if Well...it sorta wrapped up in a (not so nice) bow.

15
During previews
Arcadia (PTP)
Chelsea
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if You like Stoppard schooling you on exciting topics like math and gardens. 🙄

Don't see it if Just don't see it. Save your time. Save your money.

69
During previews
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Slow

See it if You don't mind plays with very little meat on its proverbial bones. Not a broadway caliber play. But they did the best they could.

Don't see it if You have to pay over $25.

85
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Confusing, Delightful, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You are already aware of Sondheims brilliance.

Don't see it if You like lyric-heavy shows, verging on operatic

20
Indecent
Midtown W
Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like group naps. :) I expected so much from the show because of so many rave reviews. It bored me to tears

Don't see it if Just don't.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You're a fan of Sam Gold. He is innovative (sometimes to a fault) but I love his work. We all know Glass Menagerie. And he plays into that.

Don't see it if You like your Williams classicly staged

80
If I Forget
Midtown W
Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You like intelligent debate

Don't see it if You're sick of family dramas