LaCornista

Union City | 50-64
About:  I enjoy all types of theater, from the most traditional to the most experimental.
Reviews (96)
90
Six
Midtown W
Great costumes, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Enjoy pop music, excellent movement & ensemble work, having fun, interesting lyrics, fully female-driven productions, & tons of rhinestones

Don't see it if You don’t like glitz or pop music, are looking for a full history lesson, don’t like strong female pop vocals, don’t care for a concert-type

Also I didn’t know what to expect from this show, and I was pleasantly surp... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Eye-opening, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You are interested in how a person’s past shapes their future, the burden of carrying secrets, generations bound and impacted by secrets

Don't see it if You don’t like nonlinear shows or wouldn’t be interested in learning some things that impacted Cambodian culture, or this era of violence

Also I was a little on the young side during the period depicted and, even ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Where We Stand
Upper W Side
Poetic, Great writing, Profound, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You are unafraid to fully engage in the storytelling/interactive experience, enjoy a soloit’s who makes you feel there is >1 person on stage

Don't see it if Don’t care for solo shows, cannot follow various characters when seeing only 1, you are shy to immerse yourself in the experience.

89
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Great dancing, Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining, Stylized

See it if You don’t mind modernizations of a classic, are able to focus on the stage action when there is a giant digital screen, love the music

Don't see it if You are a purist and feel classics should not be modified, you are bothered by modernizations incongruously intermingled with original

88
The Hope Hypothesis
East Village
Fast paced, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in plays that are topical and fast paced, driven by quick dialogue to keep the story moving

Don't see it if You need a fancy set and big production, are not interested in seeing depictions of societal changes and distrust that me may be heading to

90
Quirky, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You’re a fan of comedy through stories rather than just stand-up, a fan of TKITH, you like nostalgia, you like behind-the-scenes stories

Don't see it if You’re not a fan if TKITH, are too young to recognize 80s/90s references, don’t like silly, self-deprecating humor

79
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Confusing, Dark

See it if You enjoy modern takes on a classic, you are not bound by the original interpretations of a story, like leaving the theater with questions

Don't see it if You are a traditionalist, you need to clearly understand what’s happening in a show, you do not enjoy diversity in casting

91
Imminently Yours
East Village
Resonant, Relevant, Clever, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are interested in less well known aspects of African American history, cross-generational family dynamics, the value of elder wisdom

Don't see it if Don’t care for stories about families, aren’t interested in African American history, don’t care about family elders

95
During previews
The Great Novel
Soho/Tribeca
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great acting

See it if You like unconventional staging and performance of a straight play, enjoy stories involving family dynamics, enjoy strong acting

Don't see it if You need large productions and to be clearly aware of the time period in which the story is taking place, don't enjoy character-driven play

79
Historical, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in the challenges faced by African American soldiers in WWI, enjoy learning about history in plays based on real events

Don't see it if You need a fully polished production, are not interested in African American history, prefer light plots, are not open to facing some truths

89
Moving, Entertaining, Heartwarming, Surprising, Thought-provoking

See it if You are open to the possibility of the supernatural, you enjoy seeing family dynamics played out inter- and cross-culturally

Don't see it if You are grieving a loss and could be triggered, need big splashy sets, are not interested in cultures that might be different from yours

80
Entertaining, Edgy, Absorbing, Intense, Great acting

See it if You enjoy innovative treatment of classic plays, are not a literary purist, do not need big fancy sets, enjoy performance in intimate spaces

Don't see it if You enjoy classic plays presented only as the playwright intended, cannot reconcile seeing modern settings of classic plays

87
Miracle in Rwanda
Midtown W
Relevant, Eye opening, Absorbing, Powerful, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in an inside view of a human tragedy As experienced by 1 person; if you are unfamiliar with that history and want info

Don't see it if You are not concerned about learning of human rights violations, you do not like 1 actor in all the roles, stories of violence trigger you

90
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You are interested in the struggles of a child striving to rise above his circumstances and maintain the values he learned when younger

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with the results of family dysfunction and child abuse and would be bothered by the lead actors not being children

Also This was cleverly staged. All scenes were present at all times, with s... Read more Read less

85
The Day I Became Black
Soho/Tribeca
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Funny, Absorbing

See it if If you are interested in cultural choices that biracial people sometimes have to face and the impact of color on a person’s treatment

Don't see it if Not interested in racial realities experienced by some in this country and the impact of behaviors/treatment by others

Also You don’t have to be biracial or a person of color to enjoy this show.... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You are interested in the role of women in theater, and the obstacles to be surpassed; great acting and writing; period pieces.

Don't see it if You are not interested in women’s issues or struggles for equality and a voice

95
Clever, Relevant, Hilarious, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You like shows that relate to the awkwardness and cliquishness of youth and the desire to belong or be unnoticed

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in youth culture or sci fi stories

68
Quirky, Entertaining, Buddies, Energetic, Confusing

See it if You like shows with a small cast that genuinely seem like friends, Playa FB of one another, have an interesting concept

Don't see it if You need a fully polished production and don’t like silliness and physical comedy

90
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You enjoy excellent ensemble work on gay themes involving family, futures. And friendship. There was a very clever staging component used.

Don't see it if You are not interested in gay themes and interpersonal struggles.

93
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if You like clever lyrics, physical comedy performed well, having fun at the theater

Don't see it if You need fancy sets, don’t enjoy laughing during a show, need all of the action to take place only on stage

Also I was on the fence about seeing this production. The description didn’... Read more Read less

95
Skintight
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You like stories of family dynamics, interpersonal relationships, issues of sexuality and acceptance

Don't see it if If you’re uncomfortable with depictions of homosexuality, seeing family discord and resolution

79
For a previous production
The Eleventh Hour
Soho/Tribeca
Energetic, Fun, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like offbeat comedies and can use your imagination for some of the settings and characters

Don't see it if If you need a fully staged musical with big numbers, costumes, etc., don’t like using your imagination when people play multiple characters

79
Funny, Energetic, Silly, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like broad comedy, slapstick, can use your imagination

Don't see it if You want a fully scripted show with fancy sets, costumes, and props

Also The Pretend Men troupe clearly enjoyed what they were doing and work w... Read more Read less

90
Yellowman
Brooklyn
Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You like storytelling and are open to learning about and trying to understand some challenges that other cultures might experience.

Don't see it if You don’t like storytelling and plays with a lot of words, you’re offended by occasional strong language, not interested in other cultures

88
Funny, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing, Creative

See it if You like interpersonal/intercultural relationship building, excellent musicians as part of the stage action,

Don't see it if You don’t like multiple stories interwoven, need splashy sets, need to hear only English, prefer traditional musicals,

95
Darling Grenadine
Midtown W
Romantic, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Clever

See it if You’re interested in excellent ensemble work with believable characters portrayed very naturally, whose stories you like to feel invested in

Don't see it if Alcoholism triggers you or you do not care for sentimental plots or can’t imagine things that you can’t see

Also The characters each drew me into their stories. I’d be lying if I said... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Enchanting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in aspects of the black culture in the Harlem Renaissance, fine ensemble work with a strong cast

Don't see it if You can’t focus on details in a dialog-heavy play, where important character info relevant to the plot is provided,

Also I love when a play draws me into the characters and makes me feel inve... Read more Read less

95
Heartwarming, Relevant, Great writing, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like intimate family stories addressing a realistic situation portrayed as though the actors were actually related

Don't see it if You might be triggered by some of the sadder parts of aging, are emotional about an elderly relative or a parent-adult child relationship

92
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in shows based in fact with excellent acting and messages that are still relevant to today’s woman. Like Informative shows

Don't see it if You don’t care about women’s history or struggles of the past that still exist to an extent today, don’t like female-centric/driven shows,

95
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in an absorbing historical plays that deals with culture and family dynamics in a serious manner but with humor also

Don't see it if You are not interested in the subject matter, have issues hearing racial slurs, need a huge production, don’t care about societal commentary

95
Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy plays about race relations and the impact that has on one’s sense of self-worth, enjoy creative use of quick execution of dialog

Don't see it if Racial issues trigger you, you are not interested in the impact of racial perceptions and how they shape a social norms, need slow dialog

91
During previews
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Funny, Quirky, Whimsical, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy ensemble productions with diverse casting; layered love stories; depictions of various cultures, clever lyrics

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in bits of life in different cultures, need fancy sets (but I loved the whimsy of this staging); prefer homogeny

Also I enjoyed this show and cast. My only suggestion is that the sound vol... Read more Read less

79
Thought-provoking, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are interested in behind-the-scenes stories, power dynamics in the entertainment industry, creative staging in an intimate space

Don't see it if You want a big show with lavish sets, aren’t interested in stories of inequities in the non-talent roles involved in TV production

91
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Quirky, Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like fast-paces theater with excellent and committed actors. I wasn’t familiar with the Uncle Vanya plot beforehand

Don't see it if You need a large production or have difficulty keeping up with relationships in a character-driven play

79
Relevant, Intelligent, Epic, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You enjoy Arthur Miller’s plays, are interested in the witch trials and the circumstances that contributed to their happening

Don't see it if Cant sit through plays that are almost 3 h; are bothered by uncomfortable seats, sight lines, room temperature, loud ambient sound

Also The performance space took a little away from my enjoyment of this pro... Read more Read less

90
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You like comedic takes on classic stories, in an intimate venue, watching actors who have great chemistry and timing

Don't see it if You don’t like actors playing multiple roles, need big fancy sets, don’t care for changes being made to established works

98
White Noise
East Village
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy characters who develop over the course of a play and take you places you didn’t expect

Don't see it if You like light fluffy content and re not interested in social realities

78
During previews
Relevant, Intelligent, Intense, Confusing, Great acting

See it if You are interested in the journey some women will take for a man and what of themselves they are willing to sacrifice

Don't see it if You need a linear play where all the pieces fall together immediately. Some things become clearer after the program is provided on exit

75
Girl of Glass
Midtown W
Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Creative, Clever

See it if You like intimate theater experiences that are female driven and presented as vignettes separated by interpretive multimedia elements

Don't see it if You Ike short plays with a straightforward plot and clear sight lines to the stage.

90
ColorStruck
East Village
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Funny

See it if You’re interested in an inside look at an experience of a person of color dealing with race in America. Times have not drastically changed

Don't see it if you are comfortable with how you see race relations and are not interested in the historical elements in relation to current events.

Also The show described experiences to which I’m sure a lot of people of co... Read more Read less

89
India Pale Ale
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Funny, Informative

See it if You have an interest in learning a little about Indian culture and are not triggered by some recent religious tragedies in the news.

Don't see it if You are not interested in seeing a play about a culture that’s not typically visible in mainstream productions.

Also I almost didn’t attend because I wasn’t feeling well. I read the revie... Read more Read less

90
Beep Boop
East Village
Enchanting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Creative

See it if You enjoy physical comedy and relevant depictions of dependence on electronic devices over humans and the loneliness that can result

Don't see it if If you need dialog and fancy sets, and you do not enjoy using your imagination. You don’t like clowns/mimes.

91
Little Rock
East Village
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You are interested in US racial history and segregation. It was eye opening to see the amount of baseless hatred occurring not that long ago

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in that period of history or may be triggered by the violence and hatred that existed (and still does) in the US

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You are interested in shows based in history, learning about the experiences of black women post-slavery, excellent ensemble dynamics

Don't see it if Not interested in a historical experience of black women in the South and color politics, don’t care for hints at the supernatural,

79
Entertaining, Enchanting, Intelligent, Committed, Enjoyable

See it if You like modern music around retelling a of old tales, a cast who were “all in” with their performances, creative use of space for staging

Don't see it if You need fancy sets, perfect singing, don’t care for modern music

79
Great staging, Great dancing, Entertaining, Relevant, Funny

See it if You like shows that strongly feature an ensemble cast, touch on social issues, laminate high school life

Don't see it if You don’t like shows geared toward a younger audience, don’t like having messsges of female empowerment highlighted, need splashy sets

75
Great acting, Intelligent, Slow, Relevant, Touching

See it if You aren’t truggered by the death of a relative and are comfortable seeing some dysfunctional intergenerational family dynamics

Don't see it if You are triggered by the idea of death and illness in a loved one and seeing the inner workings and dysfunctions among the family members

Also This was a long play and felt long to me, a little stagnant on forward... Read more Read less

89
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Atmospheric, Creative

See it if You like storytelling and using imagination to visualize characters and settings. Can follow same actors in different roles and stories

Don't see it if You need a big production and don’t enjoy radio plays or staged readings. Don’t care for Poe’s writing

90
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Insightful

See it if You like character-driven works, with layers that unfold continuously.

Don't see it if You need large sets, are bothered by some swearing, prefer light topics

92
Great staging, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if You like creative staging, storytelling, choreography. Excellent acting, a tight band performing complex music - not all Western tradition

Don't see it if Don’t like nonlinear plots, actors in various roles, need splashy staging and Western traditional musicals, are triggered by 9/11.