Matt 9207

Brooklyn

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Reviews (12)
88
A Peregrine Falls
East Village
Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever

See it if you want a play that challenges the conventions by breaking the fourth wall, and confronts very real contemporary problems.

Don't see it if you want just comedy, though there is humor, nor is there any romance.

85
Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in a philosophical debate done through the humorous minds of dogs. Spanish with English supertitles.

Don't see it if you want a standard love interest, comedy. There is humor, but no love interest whatsoever.

70
Public Servant
Midtown W
Resonant, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Clever

See it if you want to see a new play that emphasizes realism and how a city alderman interacts with daughter and citizen grievance. Funny but serious

Don't see it if you want a play that makes you laugh a lot or takes life light heartedly. Sets are clever but minimal. It's not showy.

80
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Entertaining, Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Clever

See it if you want to learn some history of one African-American women; like a one character centered play; want a mix of serious and funny.

Don't see it if You're not into history at all, aren't interested in race relations, aren't interested in women playing professional baseball.

95
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Refreshing, Masterful, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are a regular theater goer and want to see the ultimate spoof of the Bard and theatrical customs. Audience and actors share the stage.

Don't see it if you are not familiar with Shakespeare; you don't see a lot of legitimate as opposed to musical theater; don't want to see a drunk actor.

85
Relevant, Disappointing, Overrated, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You haven't read the novel and gain some insight to 1930s Southerns views on race. Mixes humor with seriousness.

Don't see it if You're expecting something beyond the novel. It closely follows it. Does it well, but not the whole new take as billed.

88
Intelligent, Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a drama that looks at the dilemmas race brings to a murder investigation. It's a thinking person's play.

Don't see it if you want something light with love interest (there's none) or closure with the ending.

80
Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see one of the classic tragedies of American 20th C. theater. Be prepared to think about it to fully understand it.

Don't see it if you don't like depressing work, or struggle with the various American accents (they're heavy enough to make it difficult to follow).

88
Hilarious, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if Loves classic musicals and enjoys when they are slightly updated to match contemporary attitudes. Lots of well done dance with the songs.

Don't see it if you want to see a perfect rendering of the original. Lyrics and staging have been slightly updated for contemporary attitudes.

88
Stomp
East Village
Refreshing, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if want to see a "play" with a theme not a plot based entirely on non-verbal sounds. Wear earplugs.

Don't see it if you want to see a conventional play. It's an idea show--what you can do with sound.

92
Great staging, Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a terrific musical that deals with something serious. Plenty of humor, but serious in nature. Everything sung.

Don't see it if Want to sit back and just be entertained without thinking. Meant to provoke reflection on one aspect of 9/11.

85
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Relevant, Great writing, Funny, Intelligent, Clever

See it if Has some audience interaction. Meant for experienced theater goers. Captures Chekhov's mix of funny, poignant, and ironic.

Don't see it if If bothered with characters asking audience personal questions (not individuals, but as a whole), or characters with intense emotions.