lynn 48

New York City | 50-64 | Female
About:  I am a Brooklyn born lover of the arts and consider myself fortunate to live in NYC and I see as many affordable shows as I can. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (57)
Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if A current hot topic discussed, dissected and weighed for an hour. Little ”theatre” more drumming down on healthcare.

Don't see it if Looking for high drama, entertaining theater this is not for you!

Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Funny, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if If you enjoy ‘reality’ styled theater. Characters talk to the audience adding humor and intimate moments throughout. Nice direction.

Don't see it if This is a non-traditional show. This show tries too hard to be different. A little boring at times.

Fluffy, Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if An intimate take on a well known play is what you are looking for. Great singing, good acting fun-filled performance.

Don't see it if Looking for a well funded production. This is very small, audience shares space with performers.

During previews
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if A woman is blindsided by husbands involvement with child pornography and how it affected the family. Riveting, heartbreaking told w/ humor.

Don't see it if An account of child pornography, a man arrested for engaging in it and the toll it took on his family as told by the wife.

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if Great humor and conviction. Serious subject handled brilliantly with fabulous performance.

Don't see it if Quirky humor and specific ailments trouble you. Otherwise a must see.

My Brilliant Divorce
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Dizzying

See it if A fan of Gilbert will be happy, she's creative and funny.

Don't see it if Expecting riviting as well as humorous play. Not either, stage bare leaving what is present over used and mundane. Story can be tiresome.

I Of the Storm
West Village
Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Slow

See it if One man show, with a philosophical theme, political ideology is what you seek. Relavent timing today.

Don't see it if A dizzying, often confusing, indulgent boring show on the shoulders of one man. Too much material for 90 minute show. Decent acting.

During previews
Upper W Side
Excruciating, Slow, Indulgent, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if A comedic one man show in a lovely theater is on your wish list.

Don't see it if A one man show, confusing, indulgent, ivy league whining drags this performance down a slow and lonely path.

Great singing, Great staging, Raunchy, Resonant, Slow

See it if like one woman musical. Great singing. Short production.

Don't see it if want substantial content, dialogue and comprehensive story line.

Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if Unconvential theater using staging and audience as tools in the performance. Great acting, great direction,

Don't see it if Looking for convential linear performance. Often confusing and with a/c turned off during performance hand held fans and cold water issued.

Clever, Great staging, Masterful, Exquisite, Must see

See it if A clever, absorbing performance with brilliant direction, staging and acting. A modern take on a classic makes you want to see it again.

Don't see it if looking for a more traditional slower paced performance. Nothing traditional here.

Confusing, Disappointing, Funny, Slow, Profound

See it if Small, methodic (to a dizzying degree) is your thing. Familiar with The Seagull.

Don't see it if Linear, decisive theater is expected. Not familiar with The Seagull, by Chekov.

Great acting, Romantic, Slow, Great staging, Intense

See it if ...if you like love stories, slow thoughtful performance with brilliant (Broadway quality) acting.

Don't see it if ...if a very slow-paced story is not what interestes you. A sleeping man in front row was indicative of the pace but brilliant acting.

The Assignment
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if You enjoy small theater, intimate setting with talented actors, of which there are two. Sensitive material told in honest performance.

Don't see it if Intimate, sensitive material handled with emotionally charged performances is not what you are looking for.

¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Masterful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Opera, absorbing, humous show bringing great theater in a small arena appeals to you.

Don't see it if Opera, reading subtitles is not appealing. Love story, a bit confusing story line.

West Village
Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Ambitious

See it if if you like multi-layered non-linear fantasy theater.

Don't see it if you want a straight forward dramatic experience. Too ambitious and confusing script makes experience unpleasant.

During previews
Chess Match No. 5
Midtown W
Funny, Great staging, Slow, Intelligent, Dizzying

See it if Avant-garde piece using chess as metaphor for living. Great lighting, 50's vibe with humor.

Don't see it if Non-linear, quirky piece. Slow, meant to be thoughtful, often painful.

During previews
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if Singular narrative, one performer, historical material. Simple, often sleepy narration but educational and pertinent today.

Don't see it if You require action, duality, character build up, plot etc. this is a one act one man one story piece.

During previews
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if A brilliant show, powerful, moving and I'll say it again, brilliant show. Benjamin Evett performance worthy of a Tony, no doubt.

Don't see it if Subject relating to old verse, literary man show.

Lonely Planet
East Village
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound

See it if brilliant writing, great acting, intense drama, two actors with smart material, sensitive subject matter.

Don't see it if Looking for big staging lots of action, fun easy going story.

In the Room
Funny, Great acting, Must see, Cliched, Great staging

See it if a funny drama with GREAT acting, simple but apropos staging and good script are your thing.

Don't see it if A bit cliche of a play is not your thing.

A Taste of Honey
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Must see, Great staging

See it if comedic, witty, Irish period piece is of interest. Fantastic acting with beautiful instrumental accompaniment adds to the brilliant writing

Don't see it if You want something quirky or current.

Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You enjot serious subject matter, clever writing, excellent acting.

Don't see it if You desire funny light-hearted material. Elaborate staging, movement.

During previews
The Encounter
Midtown W
Clever, Riveting, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant

See it if Genre-bending performance using ear plugs for out of this world audio stimulation in this one man show. Clever, mind-blowing.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional story telling. Don't see if uncomfortable with audio stimulation using ear plugs for surreal experience.

During previews
The Good Earth
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Loud, Sleepy

See it if You enjoy a compelling story, good acting, don't mind slow going, don't mind loud noise.

Don't see it if Mind loud noise, slow moving, little to no set, little action.

The Bigot
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if You enjoy true Theater with talent. Good acting, funny yet poignant. Nice setting.

Don't see it if A gay couple troubles you. The play centers around an older man who is a bigot. Lightly sarcastic racially.

During previews
Proof of Love
West Village
Great acting, Funny, Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if An enjoyable and poignant performance. One woman show about quenching a burning desire for the truth in a strained marriage.

Don't see it if A one character play without much staging or action. It’s about soul searching and communication within relationships told through one woman

The Maids
Riveting, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A small production in size and a brilliant one in talent. Absorbing performance. Prize worthy.

Don't see it if Intimate setting is not your thing. A play within a play might not be your preference .

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

See it if A classic Sam Shepard play with family issues, money, success and jealousy carry two brothers from one hell to another.

Don't see it if not interested in dialogue-centric performances with in your face emotionalal paralysis. Tight structure with two main players.

Hurricane Party
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting, Profound

See it if Great acting, an insightful look at the downtrodden under difficult circumstances and the poignant results of drug use.

Don't see it if Not interested in mature racy content. Two or more story’s happening at once (on stage at same time)

During previews
So Long Boulder City
Greenwich V
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if A one "woman" show, funny and a parody of life in La La Land is a must see. Hillarious. Great performance.

Don't see it if Drag or one performer shows not your thing? Skip this, otherwise DO NOT MISS IT!

Blood Boundary
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Resonant, Relevant, Masterful

See it if performance captures a horrific time in American history. Brilliant acting by Neil Brown as the racist antagonist. Hats off to playwright.

Don't see it if A quick study of the incident (timing) is advised otherwise may confuse. Simple staging and average acting with a couple of exemptions.

Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Must see, Relevant

See it if A must see for progressives to come together and plan working to make tRump a one term president. Funny, smart and necessary!

Don't see it if You voted for tRump.

The Itch
West Village
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Indulgent

See it if with all due respect for the cast who try to bring depth to this intended (?) profound drama, it lacks any supportive words by me.

Don't see it if This performance just lacks any of the tenets of theater we have come to admire. Sorry I don't like to be negative, it is what it is.

During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Riveting, Masterful

See it if A gripping account of family values, love, and tragedy as they all collide one afternoon in Texas is enticing to you. Brilliant!

Don't see it if A serious, heart-wrenching story is not for you. This performance is not without controversy.

Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if classic theater, well directed, wonderfully performed in a brilliant basement theater. Fun and a must see.

Don't see it if You mind an amateur-like staging (basement) Really the only thing I can think of and it was not at all an issue.

Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Riveting, Must see

See it if you enjoy laughing at life's struggles. Great acting, great screenplay, all around fun and relevant performance.

Don't see it if . Don't see if sex, alcohol and grieving are not want you are in for. Not for a young audience. Drama yes, but with a lot of laughs.

Miss Julie
Midtown W
Great acting, Slow, Romantic, Delightful, Intense

See it if ...If you appreciate great acting. Acting is outstanding.

Don't see it if ...a very slow, tortured love story is not your thing. Play could be 30 minutes shorter and nothing would be left out.

Child's Play
East Village
Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Riveting, Relevant

See it if great acting and story telling make choosing what to see easier. Great production, craft, performances and costumes.

Don't see it if you are looking for large production or for a less serious or light hearted look at therapy.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Funny

See it if You enjoy literature, science and religion discussed with intelligence and irony. Humorous and well presented, good actor/playwright.

Don't see it if One man show, slow and cerebral is not your thing. This is not a variety show but rather a close look at a writers beliefs.

Loose Ends
Great staging, Banal, Entertaining, Resonant, Slow

See it if Life's decision making always challenges you and never quite comes to a conclusion. Good acting, great staging.

Don't see it if A three hour story following a self indulgent couple isn't your thing.

During previews
Sundown, Yellow Moon
Upper W Side
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound

See it if a well written play performed by gifted actors is of interest. Soul-searching by the young and the aging, heart warming and heart aching.

Don't see it if you desire a thriller with lots of action. Don't see it if young coming of age-ish material not your thing.

During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Dizzying

See it if Loud band with no staging, no theater acting, just rock music is what you want.

Don't see it if Looking for a theatrical performance. This is a rock show. Loud music very disappointing.

East Village
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Great staging, Funny

See it if Balancing parenting, work relationship grabs you. Nice set, friendly warm theater environment.

Don't see it if Acting and dialogue are important to you. Slow, stagnant play but one performer stands out and worth seeing.

Delightful, Entertaining, Cliched, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy lots of singing, little other dialogue. Great staging, great acting, fabulous singing!

Don't see it if Too much singing and cliched humor .

During previews
Arthur and Esther
Great writing, Profound, Masterful, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You enjoy difficult material told with humor and sympathy. Good acting, great writing. Recommended.

Don't see it if You like very linear, straightforward story telling. prefer interacting rather than two stories told at once.

During previews
One Flea Spare
East Village
Confusing, Slow, Great acting, Intelligent, Indulgent

See it if For a historical, intelligent piece with humor and desperation during the plague.

Don't see it if Slow moving, hard to follow and simple staging are not to your liking.

Storage Locker
East Village
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Ambitious, Great staging, Edgy

See it if You enjoy ambitious yet tight performance. Mixed media, symbolism and philosophical message.

Don't see it if You care about serious, skilled acting.

East Village
Absorbing, Riveting, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if Coming of age story with wonderful performances and solid scripting. Material is provocative and handled well.

Don't see it if you find teen drama trite regardless performances. Script that could use a tweak here and there.

Midtown W
Edgy, Relevant, Slow, Original, Ambitious

See it if You want a drama based on current affairs, very serious matter. Good acting, good writing.

Don't see it if You do not want an intense, low energy show. Acting was respectable but at least one performer lacked all skills.