Joan 6124

New York City | 50-64 | Female
About:  I love the experience of a good story.
Reviews (19)
90
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Profound

See it if you want to experience the struggle between a mother and her son. Michael Urie is brilliant!

Don't see it if You do not like adrama that will make you cry, laugh and think deeply about parents and children and their expectatins of each other.

85
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to experience a story about a character falling from a position of power and how she struggles with her new role in society

Don't see it if You do not like broad over the top very funny dialogue and extreme characters struggling with the human condition.

100
Spill
Midtown W
Riveting, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if Examination of Deepwater Horizon oil spill through excellent writing, acting, direction. A MUST SEE!

Don't see it if You do not want to encounter the aftermath of an environmental disaster

82
Loose Ends
Chelsea
Clever, Great writing, Relevant, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like good acting, directing, scenic elements- story about sexual politics in 1970's America.

Don't see it if a story about a woman who has to choose between having a career or a family

78
Everybody
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if a clever, delightful reworking of the Everyman play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Don't see it if you don't like old plays reconfigured

64
Chess Match No. 5
Midtown W
Great acting, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you want to see the excellent acting of Will Bond & Ellen Lauren

Don't see it if you think you are going to learn about John Cage

91
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Relevant, Riveting

See it if SWEAT is fantastic ! The writing is outstanding. Lynn Nottage is a master at writing stories that are relevant for audiences living today

Don't see it if If you do not like stories that deal with the plight of the working class in USA

75
Quirky, Intense, Confusing, Clever

See it if You like epic, political theater with high energy performances.

Don't see it if If you don't like fast paced, bigger than life performances and themes that relate to the presidential election

91
The Encounter
Midtown W
Resonant, Profound, Must see, Intelligent, Exquisite

See it if You like non-typical, engaging storytelling where the sound is a major component in telling the tale.

Don't see it if You like conventional storytelling.

90
During previews
Coriolanus
West Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Intense, Riveting

See it if You want to experience excellent acting, stunning design and fabulous directing

Don't see it if If you do not like intelligent absorbing theater

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Exquisite, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You want to understand the family dynamics between parents and children. And if you want to be entertained. Brilliant acting!

Don't see it if If you do not want to feel deeply the heartbreak of seeing a loved one suffer.

91
Then She Fell
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if You want to be fully engaged in the events of the Alice story.

Don't see it if If you do not want to move through out the evening, following the characters and their adventures.

79
Haram! Iran!
Chelsea
Absorbing, Relevant, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if good solid acting in a riveting, sad true story about 2 Iranian teens accused of being gay

Don't see it if see a coming of age story of boys coming of age in present day homophobic Iran

79
Angry Young Man
Chelsea
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a great cast playing many characters. Bravo to director & actors

Don't see it if you don't want to see a story about the sad and vicious treatment of an immigrant

80
Fade
West Village
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if a witty, thought provoking play about sexual office politics

Don't see it if you want to see how women have to deal with the insensitive treatment of male co-workers

75
Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a deconstruction of the Glass Menagerie. Bravo to director for his re-invisioning of GM.

Don't see it if full set and southern accents.

90
During previews
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if Oslo is an intelligent, absorbing play with excellent direction, acting design.

Don't see it if If you not like plays that are longer than 90 minutes.

95
Wilderness
Lower E Side
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if If you like beautiful staging, wonderful acting and a very relevant story about upper middle class kids.

Don't see it if If you do not want to see how parents struggle with broken teens and their journey to wholeness.

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You like musical theater. The singing, dancing and music is absorbing and entertaining.

Don't see it if Broad and imaginative take on Shakespeare and the times he inhabited.