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Linda 22

Port Washington | 65+ | Female
About:  I am a semi-retired and spend 90% of my free time at the theater. I have been an avid theatergoer since my childhood. My favorite plays are intense dramas both on and off Broadway. I also attend operas and ballets, but less frequently. Some say I am obsessed. LOL
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Preview 299518
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Talented playwright, Cliched, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like an easy to follow plot, are interested in Latinx culture, family drama, the TV industry, challenges to make ends meet.

Don't see it if You expect a great classic, Like changing sets and large casts, Do not like soap operas.

Also Tanya Saracho,the playwright, writes about what she knows best, her ow... Read more Read less

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Absorbing, Dizzying, Confusing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like Cate Blanchett on stage and Chekhov plays. There is a large cast and lots of intertwined plots. Expect many twists and turns.

Don't see it if You have no patience for Chekhov. Dislike profanity, heavy drinking, and sex. Cannot interpret Austrlian- British accents.

Also Cate and costar Mr. Roxburgh are the center of the action in a cast of... Read more Read less

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Masterful, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see how Wilson captures the mood of a group of the underclass working men - struggling to survive with dignity .

Don't see it if You have no heart. Dislike conversational plays. Do not care about struggles and others' problems and self-esteem.

Also August Wilson is one of the greatest 20TH century playwrights He captu... Read more Read less

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During previews
Yen
Intense, Hopeless, Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You like plays about the sad underbelly of the worst of the lowest class of Brits & their struggles to stay sane & alive. A dog is involved

Don't see it if You are turned off by porn, raunchy references, violence, crime, drugs, dysfunctional families, poverty ....,,

Also Yen is so realistic that at times it is even difficult to watch. The c... Read more Read less

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During previews
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Slow, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You like 1933 British manners plays. This is a couples drama that leaves you with something to discuss on the way home. Max Von Essen

Don't see it if You expect an action play. This is the Mint Theatre's production and the story needs time to unfold. Dislike 2 intermissions.

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Masterful, Riveting, Edgy, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like modern versions of Shakespearean tragedies played with an edge by great actors Craig & Oyelowo;superb cast in intimate setting

Don't see it if You are a traditionalist;dislike the Bard's play tweaked to show the versatility of his work brought into modern times

Also Some people mock big movie actors as overpaid and pampered. As a membe... Read more Read less

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Edgy, Great acting, Great singing, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like unusual theatrical experiences, and Scottish storytelling by talented musician/actor/singers; You are part of the action

Don't see it if You do not like taverns and being close to the performers; Have no sense of adventure; Cannot participate in the fun for one night

Also This story needs an imagination and audience participation. You are gi... Read more Read less

Preview rsz the babylon line
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Refreshing, Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in suburban lives and who is taking night school writing classes to pass the time; Josh Radnor is the teacher.

Don't see it if you do not care about suburbia and their trivial problems;you have never ridden on the LIRR;stereotypes bother you

Also This play has a lot of cliches in it. It mentions a lot of stereotypes... Read more Read less

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Predictable, Great acting, Disappointing, Cliched, Slow

See it if You like plays about relationships and written by Nicky Silver;all areas are covered - reluctant brides, mother conflicts, two time periods

Don't see it if You expect to laugh a lot and want the characters to be unpredictable;dialogue & situations seemed forced and boring

Also The actors in the play are great; the problem is the plot which is som... Read more Read less

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Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of the Gabriel family series and need closure; to watch masterful actors follow everyday life during uncertain times.

Don't see it if You need fast action, costumes, sound effects; Have no idea who the Gabriel family is and dislike too much quiet conversation in a play.

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Thought-provoking, Relevant, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are interested in the racial divide that was present in South Africa in the early 1950's;parents are not always blood relatives

Don't see it if You are not interested in Fugard plays and find them dated; expect a lot of action onstage; do not like a lot of dialogue

Also This play is from the early 1950's and has been presented many times. ... Read more Read less

Preview vietgone
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Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Edgy, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see a brilliant play about the uphill climb faced by the Vietnamese who emigrated to the U.S. at the end of the war;with music

Don't see it if You are easily offended by offensive language and sexual acts; do not like rap or cartoonish action

Also Vietgone Is a love story and also a true one about the problems that t... Read more Read less

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Resonant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if to see a great cast unfold a story that invokes your emotions in many different ways. Jason Sudeikis is is terrific as the inspiring teacher

Don't see it if You expect a full scale Broadway production. An exact replica of the movie version.

Also This is Jason Sudeikis first play that I have seen and he nails it. Th... Read more Read less

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Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are open to hear about the problems the country faces about race relations and the education system.;Anna Deavere Smith plays 19 charac

Don't see it if You do not like feeling lectured to and have made up your mind about the prison v education problem; Dislike watching the Freddie Grey case

Also This is a problem that exists since the days of the Civil Rights March... Read more Read less

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Dated, Dizzying, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You love dramas from the 1920's with an awesome cast. The timing is impeccable with rapid dialogue that is performed flawlessly. Star power

Don't see it if You dislike the 1920's era; Smoking bothers you; You are tired of ensemble casts; You have trouble following fast-paced dialogue

Also Nathan Lane... Read more Read less

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Kid friendly, Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like interactive theater;show keeps all ages of children engaged in solving a mystery; 2 actors cleverly change persona;sound effects

Don't see it if You expect elaborate sets and Disney perfection;you do not find children's excitement endearing

Also With a few props and two actors portraying all of the characters, this... Read more Read less

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For a previous production
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Are interested in the changing workforce & influence of unions. Real life depiction of a blue collar town and loss of dignity and jobs.

Don't see it if You like fast action and happy endings. Dislike foul language, drug and alcohol use and violence.

Also This is an important play to see, written by Lynn Nottage, who also wr... Read more Read less

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Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like realism & the actor speaks directly to the audience laying his emotions bare;David Hyde Pierce;twists and turns

Don't see it if You dislike sad plots about real life occurrences; You dislike long monologues

Also This story is about people who live alone.... Read more Read less

Preview coriolanus
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Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are a Shakespeare fan -Patrick Page, Lisa Harrow, Steve Spinnella a rare cast -in a modern version of a story about power, hubris,family

Don't see it if You expect elaborate sets, traditional costumes, comfortable seating for hours. Cannot keep up with the bard's language.

Also This production at the Barrow Theater feels like a full scale producti... Read more Read less

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Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like to watch something unusual and generally clever. One actor as many characters with quick changes of costume, setting and persona.

Don't see it if You expect an elaborate stage show and perfection. You dislike one woman shows. You like everything to be politically correct.

Also Some of the vignettes are too long.... Read more Read less

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During previews
Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like intrigue and watching a person's life unravel after a war experience that is both horrific and unforgettable. Rachel Weisz!

Don't see it if You cannot relive the horrors of war. Are upset by mental illness and loose sexual behavior. Violence towards women upsets you.

Also Rachel Weisz's performance is not to be missed. Corey Stoll is amazing... Read more Read less

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During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You must witness a great ground- breaking musical from a time when homosexuality was not widely accepted nor understood. Amazing cast!!

Don't see it if Homosexuality in the past, present, or future makes you feel uncomfortable. Simulated sexual acts.

Also Disappointing because I did not feel the electricity from the cast. Ce... Read more Read less

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Clever, Resonant, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You were ever in Elementary school and fell in love with your teacher. You found some of your subjects boring.U r a teacher.

Don't see it if You dislike one woman shows. You forgot how to laugh.

Also Micaela Blei he's a natural performer. She can command the attention o... Read more Read less

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Intelligent, Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You do not mind an abridged version of a classic Shakespeare play performed by actors in modern dress. Many familiar soliloquies included.

Don't see it if You are a classicist. Hate muti-roles Need elaborate sets Cannot sit for a continuous 1 hour 45 minutes

Also Chukwudi Iwuji is a passionate and fierce Hamlet. Director MacGregor i... Read more Read less

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During previews
Witty, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are a Horton Foote fan or someone who likes coversational plays. To see masterful performances. The title says it all.

Don't see it if You cannot pay attention to quick patter. You do not like plays that take time to unravel the story. You do not like plays from the 1920s.

Also Halle Foote and Harriet Harris are meant to be on stage together. I ho... Read more Read less

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During previews
Quirky, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Confusing

See it if You are a Matthew Broderick fan and see every play he is in. Know what to expect from Wallace Shawn. Are prepared to think a lot.

Don't see it if You do not like to leave the theater feeling that you wasted 100 minutes. Dislike long monologues. Like straightforward plays.

Also I will echo the other Show Score writers' opinions that there is a dee... Read more Read less

Preview beautyqueen2
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Masterful, Intense, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like Irish plays that take your emotions on a roller coaster ride;mother-daughter drama at its best;exquisite cast from the Druids

Don't see it if You expect an action-packed play and dislike listening to dialogue spoken in a strong Irish accent; Dislike violence and elder abuse

Also As you probably read, Marie Mullen, who played the role of the daughte... Read more Read less

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Great characters, Nostalgic, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like true story musicals like Jersey Boys. Loved the movie, Nick Cordero, stand out performances by actors as young & old Colagero.

Don't see it if You disliked Jersey Boys, Wiseguys, The Godfather. Never heard of the Bronx LOL There is violence, bad language, gambling, etc.

Also Check out the cast online. Everyone is a star. The character actors ar... Read more Read less

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During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You like realistic plays about families formed by unrelated people. It is set on the streets under the fort in Old San Juan. Respect is key

Don't see it if You are offended by profanity, drug use, and sexual talk. This is not a pleasant story.

Also This play is very realistic and the characters are well defined. The a... Read more Read less

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Epic, Riveting, Edgy, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like spectacle musicals with fantastic choreography,singing,staging,actors, musicians,staging,audience involvement,Josh Groban ...,,,

Don't see it if You like a quiet evening at the theatre

Also This is a transformational spectacle that is not to be missed. The Imp... Read more Read less

Preview final
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Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Riveting, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You are a baby boomer who could never figure your parents out; wondered why some siblings were so different;like changing sets

Don't see it if You dislike changing sets;2 intermissions:drug and alcohol use; 60's 70's 80's;parents as the villains

Also The background music had people in the audience singing along;The nigh... Read more Read less

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During previews
Relevant, Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love NYC;a cappella;intertwining stories of people trying to succeed;love stories;LGBT;family values;friendships;chance meetings

Don't see it if You know nothing about the NYC subway system; have never been in love; are averse to same sex relationships;are close minded

Also This is a feel good production. Our audience was on its feet at the en... Read more Read less

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Must see, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love musicals, Sutton Foster and an ensemble of great dancers & singers; revival about dance hall hostesses trying to make it in life

Don't see it if you expect a grand scale musical with elaborate sets & production numbers;

Also This production is amazing for the adaption to the small stage area th... Read more Read less

Preview rsz ride the cyclone
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Clever, Unique, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like quirky musicals and young energetic actors;are not offended by death as the basis for a series of flashbacks into life & humor

Don't see it if You expect an elaborate set, costumes, memorable songs and inoffensive lyrics;are a puritan;lock your teens in at night

Also Cyclone is an incredible play about death and teenage life. Each chara... Read more Read less

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During previews
Heartwarming, Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like plays based on true stories with appropriate songs and music;Tony Shaloub; a happy surprising Israeli-Egyptian relationship

Don't see it if You expect big production numbers;solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict;perfection

Also This play is based on a movie. Tony Shaloub and the entire cast mesh i... Read more Read less

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Resonant, Quirky, Masterful, Confusing, Great acting

See it if You like plays that make you think, and afterwards you discuss them with friends to figure them out;about the rise of Afro-American heritage

Don't see it if You are easily confused and do not like dialogue that seems nonsensical;expect a conventional storyline

Also This is a masterful play with a large cast of amazing actors who portr... Read more Read less

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Great writing, Quirky, Slow, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like any production of Chekhov;are open to new interpretations; to see Diane Lane, John Glover and Joel Gray with a diverse cast

Don't see it if You expect a traditional production;this is a streamlined version with only two acts

Also The party scene is the best one!... Read more Read less

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Happy, Quirky, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like to see a silly play and be happy! The cast is energetic and the storyline is ridiculous, but the actors and the audience loved it!!

Don't see it if You want the original play and dislike a classic being changed with current lines to fit today's circumstances;are a prude

Also Steven Epp's performance as the Servant is outstanding. The critics ma... Read more Read less

Preview kingdom
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Thought-provoking, Relevant, Quirky, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like current topics of internet dating,obesity,online deception,self-esteem;to watch a great ensemble cast;storyline with twists & turns

Don't see it if You dislike small venues; like a fast paced story; had a bad experience with online dating;are uncomfortable with limited online sex talk

Also This play is very relevant and appeals to both older and younger theat... Read more Read less

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Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You are interested in behind the scenes process of playwrights;how real lives & feelings interfere in their creative thoughts & interactions

Don't see it if You do not like short scenes and quick cuts into new ones;quirky characters annoy you;you are not nterested in people's feelings

Also In The Room is a very unique play by Lawrence Dial. The actors cast we... Read more Read less

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During previews
Energetic, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You know who the Black Panther party is and their relevance to the 60's revolution; you love controversy;great cast of all ages

Don't see it if You dislike hip hop; Are on the side of law and order; Are tired of the liberals always being right even if innocent citizens are killed

Also If you are at the Public Theater this week and did not vote for the lo... Read more Read less

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Dated, Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like old fashioned musicals & sweet love stories. The choreography is wonderful & the cast is super talented. Bryce Pinkham Corbin Bleu

Don't see it if You want a modern story and do not like Irving Berlin - but who doesn't? You do not like the past.

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Wandering, Disappointing, Slow, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if You believe in after-life. You like stories about marital strife. This is a two character play with both on stage at once. Sometimes weird.

Don't see it if You get upset about death and suicide Cheating husbands and wives are against your value system.

Also If not in front row, I would have left early.

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Thought-provoking, Quirky, Clever, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You are a Gurney fan and like one act plays. Ajax is the weaker of the two, but Squash holds your attention as a relevant story.

Don't see it if Brief nudity and sexuality in both plays would disturb you.

Also Ajax is set up in a classroom with a teacher student scenario. The act... Read more Read less

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Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent, Absorbing

See it if You like one woman shows in which a character plays many people with different nationalities. Interested in the future and social issues.

Don't see it if You are offended by sexual references. Have a short attention span. Dislike one actor shows,

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Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You Are an Ibsen fan and like plays with only dialogue and little action. How much will you give up to defend your beliefs of what is right?

Don't see it if You like action. You fall asleep during long monologues. Your mind is made up and cannot be changed.

Also This has been adapted from an Ibsen play into a 90 minute version.... Read more Read less

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During previews
Great writing, Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You love to laugh as Performer/Writer Monica Piper unravels her life story in 1 1/2 hours of great storytelling.Everyone can relate.

Don't see it if You dislike solo auto-bio shows and some Jewish tinged humor. You refuse to be happy.

Also Monica wrote for many comedy shows including Roseanne, Mad About You, ... Read more Read less

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During previews
Delightful, Romantic, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like well acted British comedies with lots of silly scenes, performed by an enthusiastic cast that includes John Rothman&Cynthia Darlow

Don't see it if You expect elaborate scenery Perfect British accents Fantastic costumes Hate talk about society's class differences

Also This play is great fun! Richard Thieriot, as the errant son, is a stan... Read more Read less

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Resonant, Thought-provoking, Dated, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You like plays about social injustice in 1950s working class England. About a mother-daughter conflict in a fight to survive situation.

Don't see it if You cannot watch violence against women. Are depressed. Do not like dismal situations.

Also This play was written by a female playwright, Shelagh Delaney, in the ... Read more Read less

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During previews
Absorbing, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of monologues, Masterful performance and absorbing storyline. This is the story of a forbidden love gone awry. Ups and downs.

Don't see it if You are concerned about following the norm. Do not like monologues. Do not like 50 minute plays. Hate taboo subject matter.

Also There are a lot of sexual references.... Read more Read less