Jess ica

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  Theater enthusiast, born and raised in NYC.
Reviews (27)
91
Must see, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Profound

See it if This is the most important piece of immersive theatre I have seen. You are forced to participate in history and it will resonate.

Don't see it if There may be a few kinks to work out..it’s still in previews, but I can’t wait to see this again. Should be mandatory for everyone to go.

Also Wow, I really hope this work goes far and reaches many.

87
During previews
Reparations
Brooklyn
Resonant, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if Enjoy great writing tackling tough topics of race/sexual abuse. Plot twist slaps you in the face, in a good way.

Don't see it if You are not comfortable with race and sexual abuse being addressed. Audience is more vocal than most theaters. Some scenes dragged a bit.

Also The Billie Holiday theater puts on masterful productions, Reparations ... Read more Read less

69
Hitler's Tasters
West Village
Ambitious, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing

See it if Please see"Also".

Don't see it if Please see "Also".

Also The premise is the draw. When I heard they included cell phones, I was... Read more Read less

89
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if Thoroughly entertaining and refreshing. Could not stop laughing throughout. Staging is impressive. I would see this again.

Don't see it if This is a good time. If you are looking for a typical bway musical, this is not it.

90
Yellowman
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Resonant

See it if Incredible acting that keeps you engaged throughout. An important story, that is still resonant today.

Don't see it if Bare-bones staging that consists of 2 chairs. The acting and story is so well done that you really don't need much more.

90
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if want to see an A+ performance by Yusef Miller. An important story, that starts off puzzling, lends an eerie poeticism,keeps you captivated.

Don't see it if you cant handle tough racial subject matter.

91
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see an important historical story told in a clever way. The acting was terrific and there is great use of staging.

Don't see it if Just see it.

Also I would see this again and again.

82
During previews
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You like plays with decent performances that give you a bit piece of history and delves into the importance of music.

Don't see it if You want elaborate stage production and story.

Also This first half of the play was charming, and I have to say I did enjo... Read more Read less

90
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if want a spectacular bway production that is entertaining throughout. Costumes, staging, voices all come together for a fantastic show.

Don't see it if You’re in the mood for a small, intimate, relaxing night out.

82
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if You like plot twists and big names. The staging was great.

Don't see it if You don’t want to hear topical political jokes.

Also It was a bit monotone until about half way through. I did enjoy the tw... Read more Read less

91
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if Want to see a heartfelt musical, that will have you dancing in your seat. It’s one of the most joyous shows I’ve seen in a very long time.

Don't see it if You don’t want to have a good time.

65
Thought-provoking, Slow, Dizzying, Intense, Funny

See it if You enjoy one man plays that speak to the adversities faced in the inner cities, stories of gang violence and the effects on families.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy house music, one man playing multiple characters, sensitive to themes of violence.

Also This play has heart, but it can be slow at times and some of the comed... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Cardinal
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You’re a fan of Chlumsky and enjoy entertaining plays that don’t go too deep. Endearing characters throughout.

Don't see it if You only like heavy plays with masterful plots.

65
Sheila
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intense, Great acting, Slow

See it if You enjoy minimalistic sets, intimate settings, thought provoking themes which may leave you with more questions than answers.

Don't see it if Don't like small budget plays, which seem experimental in nature. Don't have an open mind.

89
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an amazing talent in Washington & be engaged in his seamless transition of stories being told from both sides of the riots.

Don't see it if This is a one man play with minimal but smart staging. Worth seeing even if you are in the mood for a more elaborate production.

85
The Enigmatist
Chelsea
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you enjoy puzzles and slight of hand magic tricks. Intimate space at a great venue. Good buildup to some impressive tricks. Fun experience.

Don't see it if you are not in the mood to think and put effort into figuring out puzzles.

82
Great singing, Great staging, Clever, Enchanting, Fluffy

See it if You love the movie, Disney, and whimsical musicals. Special effects through use of lighting was impressive.

Don't see it if Felt a bit sluggish throughout the first half, the disney magic doesn't really kick in until the 2nd act.

90
During previews
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Intense, Edgy

See it if I’m trying to figure out what the hell I just saw, in a good way. I’ve never experienced a play quite like this... see “also” section.

Don't see it if Sit in the corner if you’re prudish or afraid of fake toilet water, fake blood, and towels covered in fake poo being thrown around.

Also This is not for the faint of heart or youngins. From the start of the ... Read more Read less

60
The Lesson
East Village
Slow, Intense, Excruciating, Banal

See it if You like short plays. The venue is great, I would love to see a different production there.

Don't see it if Although this was only an hour they probably could have cut another 20 minutes out. It was hard to sit through the actual lesson.

86
During previews
Clever, Relevant, Intense, Great staging, Great acting

See it if This is a character piece, great acting, minimal staging. Very stylized. Very much enjoyed this play and the juxtaposition of the 2 acts.

Don't see it if You don't like minimalistic sets. Stories that don't have much of a plot. I'd still give it a chance.

80
The Bench
East Village
Great acting, Dizzying, Intense

See it if You like plays where 1 man plays multiple people. Dives a bit into the lives and conversations of homeless people.

Don't see it if Easily confused or agitated by the back and forth of one man having quick whipped conversations with himself playing multiple people

Also A good piece to check out, and a great conversation starter. Definitel... Read more Read less

88
During previews
A Brooklyn Boy
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if A story of a young man overcoming obstacles he is drawn to from a young age. This is a great performance by an incredible young talent.

Don't see it if You don’t like one man plays about overcoming adversity. Small intimate setting.

Also Steven Prescod is a talent whose name I will be looking out for!

91
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Resonant, Must see

See it if talented young cast, will have you laughing out loud & pulling on your heart strings, refreshing take on classic theme that resonates

Don't see it if No good reason not to see this play.

91
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You love to see a great actor at work. Crudup did an amazing job. I was on the edge of my seat, Harry had my attention from start to finish

Don't see it if No good reason not to see this unless you detest one man performances, and no set. Don’t let that stop you though!

94
Trial
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Must see, Riveting

See it if You want a great story that keeps you on the edge of your seat, phenomenal acting and a play that you will cont to think about long after.

Don't see it if Even if you don’t like small intimate theatres, with little to no set... see it any way.

75
During previews
Confusing, Absorbing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Dizzying

See it if Enjoy short plays with imaginative staging and strong performances.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy plays that are unusual.

Also This play felt like a dream you just woke up from and are trying to pu... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Edgy, Riveting

See it if You like great acting,plot twists.,Intimate theatre settings, good staging and casting.

Don't see it if You only like big productions or don’t like topical themes.