Ka NYC

Brooklyn | Female
About:  I'm a theater artist and therefore an avid theatre goer. It's a passion, pursuit, fun and games.
Reviews (27)
60
Fairview
Brooklyn
Great acting, Great staging, Indulgent, Resonant, Clever

See it if a deconstructive theatre piece on racism with great production values and intellect floats your boat

Don't see it if you feel like the choir being preached to at Theater for a New Audience, a rarefied expensive place for the so-called "woke".

Also While all Caucasians need to be aware of our white privilege and need ... Read more Read less

100
Resonant, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You know from grief, relish a poetic and complex take on this multi-faceted emotion.

Don't see it if You want a sentimental sob story.

70
During previews
Great writing, Great staging

See it if you like all things Shepard, the world he explores, the power of his language.

Don't see it if You're just not interested in fucked-up people from fly-over country.

85
Perp
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love simple, gentle stories with surprises.

Don't see it if You're into experimental theatre or look for great depth.

20
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You can go with the flow of a hodge-podge of elements that touch on relevant issues and styles but don't explore any.

Don't see it if If the above drives you crazy and you wonder if PH simply wanted to tick ALL the boxes, find the next hot Yale graduate and produce whatever

50
Maverick
East Village
Clever, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You are into Orson Welles, his later life.

Don't see it if you're bothered by a script that doesn't really knows what it's aiming for.

52
Clever, Great acting, Ambitious, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You like a clever, fun, silly and topical romp through today's PC tropes overlaying clearly dated material.

Don't see it if If you seek a well thought-out deconstruction of King Kong and cringe at self-seriousness.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You like immersive theater, enjoy powerful imagery and free association.

Don't see it if If you expect to follow a linear story, hate being immersed and/or on your feet, and were hoping you'd really "get" Clarice Lispector.

53
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if You're curious about deconstructive takes on classic material, love Bedlam's way of really owning the language & their particular aesthetic.

Don't see it if You get triggered by ideas that are primarily clever and just wish this amazing company had done the 2 pieces in rep instead of mashing them

Also Where the two pieces really amalgamate is the passion in its most grea... Read more Read less

71
Entertaining

See it if ... you like classic musicals and enjoy revivals of more rarely seen fare.

Don't see it if ... you want a new interpretitive grasp of an old chestnut rather than a museum piece.

46
Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like things set in the Middle Ages dealing with obscure interesting historical figures.

Don't see it if You like in-depth exploration of a subject or character, or if you like a piece to stick to one clear genre. Unfocussed in aim and scope.

50
A Blanket of Dust
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Great staging, Indulgent, Relentless

See it if You're into the 9/11 conspiracy theories.

Don't see it if You don't buy into them, and if 90 minutes of relentlessness is too long. The original Antigone is only 60 min.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Epic

See it if you are interested in the big questions of our world, history, society, and dig an intellectual journey.

Don't see it if you want a relatable protagonist whose journey you can travel watch, with some laughs and some tears.

Also It's about the long, slow progress of history. How much blood, passion... Read more Read less

82
Three on a Match
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like political parables and magic realism.

Don't see it if You like Naturalism and light comedy.

80
During previews
Public Servant
Midtown W
Intelligent, Resonant, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you are interested in the real world of small politics and when slogans clash with life.

Don't see it if You are interested in avantgarde theatre, light comedy or big messages.

90
Refuge
Gramercy
Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in some unknown piece of history that has great relevance today, and enjoy a great ensemble of actors.

Don't see it if You are done with anything connected to the Holocaust and the thought of a second language on stage makes you run for the hills.

50
Strangers in the World
West Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Clever

See it if you go for radically ambitious projects, good production values and impact.

Don't see it if You can't deal with the relentless circling around despair, delusion and fears.

65
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Overrated

See it if You enjoy ubernaturalistic sets, family stories, are vaguely interested in Irish history.

Don't see it if You'd really like to know more about The Troubles, resent indulging in all Irish stereotypes and loved, adored the mythic power of Jerusalem

95
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if You're interested in the history of our land and society.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a history lesson, regardless of the top quality of its delivery.

30
The Bohemians
East Village
Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if You like one-note watered-down Neil Simon.

Don't see it if you like comedy of today.

Also All of those 100 score have to be family or close friends. It feels li... Read more Read less

52
Natural Shocks
Upper W Side
Cliched, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You want to see an engaging performer tick all the hot topic boxes: diversity, domestic violence, guns, mass shootings, gay affair.

Don't see it if You want theatre that makes you think, questions preconceived beliefs rather than reinforcing what you already agree with.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You love musicals and are open to a new take on old chestnuts.

Don't see it if You want to see the musical you starred in High School in.

85
Remnant
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if The subject matter of hurt and loss is something you are willing to dwell on, when you like shows that go beneath the surface.

Don't see it if you need a well-made play to be able to relate to complicated subjects.

74
Ambitious, Clever, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You like musicals that tackle complex, important subject matters.

Don't see it if You like fluff.

30
The Property
Midtown W
Great acting, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You like suburban family stories as dysfunctional and pointless like your own.

Don't see it if You expect a narrative with characters that are developed.

75
Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if A riff on WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, not a parody, more like a deconstruction on the themes, with amazing actors and a clever script.

Don't see it if you like linear narrative with a developmental arc.

85
The Chekhov Dreams
Midtown W
Absorbing, Romantic, Intelligent

See it if You like romance with intellect.

Don't see it if Like political docudramas.