Mary 827967

New York City

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Reviews (15)
83
Quirky, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like inventive takes on classic theater (in this case, The Three Sisters) and appreciate creativity.

Don't see it if You like big productions or straight-forward presentations of classic plays.

Also Four excellent women actors give a new take on this Chekov play that h... Read more Read less

83
Touching and funny

See it if You enjoy one-actor shows with moving stories.

Don't see it if You don’t like one-actor shows

82
Sincere, Sweet, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy light cabaret with an ethnic bent. Original songs about the performer and his Jewish ancestors.

Don't see it if You are looking for something deep, or do not like all-sung shows.

Also At least passing familiarity with common (in NYC) Yiddish and Jewish h... Read more Read less

37
During previews
Quirky, Disappointing, Slow, Relevant

See it if You like political theater. Deals with climate change, power, dishonesty and authoritarianism. Not quite didactic, but a slog.

Don't see it if Like crisp shows that move along. It is slow-paced and repetitive, strives for humor but not much there.

Also One of the three actors, playing The Announcer, was excellent. The oth... Read more Read less

78
Great staging, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are open to creative takes on Shakespeare and enjoy laughing

Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare straight up, or get restless if a play is long - this nearly two hours with no intermission

Also A talented and spirited cast combined with lively direction made for a... Read more Read less

78
Overstuffed, Relevant, Intense, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You liked the Richard Wright novel, or appreciate repertory companies that take on challenging work. Tackles important issues of race.

Don't see it if You want your protagonists to be heroes. Lead is much less sympathetic than his counterpart in the recent HBO adaptation of the novel.

87
Intelligent, Funny, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great acting

See it if You want a play that will have you thinking the next day

Don't see it if You want a quick pace. The King first act us mostly exposition

90
Funny, Creative, moving,

See it if Creative, cleverly staged, moving. Addresses immigration but not preachy. Writing sophisticated yet accessible to anyone over 10. Go see it!

Don't see it if Haters with closed minds may not like it (but would benefit from seeing it).

95
Dana H.
Gramercy
Intense, Riveting, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If you like powerful acting in an essentially one-woman show.

Don't see it if You don’t like one-actor shows or disturbing content. This is not light entertainment

Also A very powerful show with mesmerizing performance. You could have hear... Read more Read less

75
Refreshing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You appreciate fun and low-key Shakespeare productions, good but spare.

Don't see it if You only like fully staged productions of Shakespeare with full costumes and sets, or expect traditionally trained Shakespearean actors.

Also This show has an enthusiastic cast of young actors covering multiple r... Read more Read less

73
Amusing, Dated, Cliched, Relevant

See it if You like Borscht Belt ethnic humor mostly intended (title notwithstanding) for a Jewish audience.

Don't see it if Like your comedy very sharp and witty

Also Blaker is a pleasant fellow, not given to stinging humor, and clean.So... Read more Read less

93
Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if Spoofs of classic cinema with just enough overacting to make them side-splittingly funny. Talented cast, clever staging, witty lines.

Don't see it if You don’t like camp. This is Charles Busch at his cross-dressing, vamp-y best.

Also This fast-paced show made the most of the small Cherry Lane stage with... Read more Read less

72
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Great dancing. distracting staging. some flat performances.

See it if If you love the story and music, appreciate great dancing, like inventive (but to the point of showy) staging.

Don't see it if Stage backdrop of video throughout with lots of cuts occasionally added to scene but became overwhelming and distracting.

Also Lead actor was great, some other performers very good, but other actor... Read more Read less

96
Entertaining, Resonant, Great acting, Great staging, Funny

See it if You like Fiddler, you’ll love this well-acted, fun and poignant version. Don’t be deterred by the Yiddish - it adds to the production.

Don't see it if You are really bothered by subtitles, although if you know the score you barely need to refer to them.

80
Entertaining, Slow, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you like excellent acting even if the direction isn’t at the same level, or if you are interested in Irish history

Don't see it if If you like face-paced shows you will find this slow