Maximilian 6225

New York City | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (43)
During previews
Sanctuary City
West Village
Great writing, Intense, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy plays like Pass Over or Betrayal that employ non-linear time frame and frenetic broken up repetitive dialogue.

Don't see it if You have epilepsy and get seizures from lights. First half has frenetic and constant light changes. There is no intermission for 2hrs.

Nature & Purpose
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if You want to see actor recreate performance artist Burden’s stunts. You enjoy performances with video backdrops.

Don't see it if If you are not willing to endure something experimental.

Teenage Dick
East Village
Riveting, Profound, Provocative, Visceral, Intense

See it if you enjoy John Hughes movies, film Election, or Dear Evan Hansen, and Richard III. want to support diversity and inclusion in the theater.

Don't see it if you looking for a traditional Shakespeare. This is a modern update with contemporary language and more humor.

Red Hills
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You enjoy immersive theater and are willing to walk from one room into another. Also if you enjoy political theater.

Don't see it if You do not like any of the above

Philosophical, Political, Multimedia

See it if you are interested in juxtaposition of film and text. Want a backstage pass on how voice recording narration for documentary works.

Don't see it if You are expecting linear play with action and conflict. This is dialogue and philosophical based. Spoken word performances put you to sleep.

Also There is spoken word rapping performance midway that neither contribut... Read more Read less

Midtown E
Ambitious, Great staging, Poor character development, Lacks narrative plot

See it if you are intrigued by staging and seeing choreographed movement on stage resembling tennis match.

Don't see it if You are seeking depth in characters and plot.

During previews
Ambitious, Topical, Immersive

See it if you are open to contemporary interpretation of historical events in courtroom setting where audience represents jury.

Don't see it if Contemporary language and slightly disjointed structure will impact your experience of witnessing history and great acting.

Also Appeals to high school audience and above.

Banal, Insipid, Slow, Lacks enough cohesion, Overrated

See it if you enjoy stand up comedians and topical material. It is not very raunchy or crude so families may attend.

Don't see it if You are expecting a real history lesson. It’s very cursory. If you easily get offended by crude, bodily or ethnic humor.

Also Avoid sitting in front rows of orchestra if you do not want to become ... Read more Read less

During previews
Hold These Truths
East Village
Universal, Relevant, Topical, Family friendly, Uplifting

See it if you’re a newbie to history of Japanese American discrimination during WWII and enjoy one man shows. Recommended for school groups.

Don't see it if You like ensemble shows or something that is deadly serious and devoid of any light handed moments.

Also Much lighter in tone than I anticipated which results in greater unive... Read more Read less

The Mad Ones
Midtown E
Melodic score, Cliched, Lacks narrative focus, Repetitive, Great singing

See it if you enjoy shows about teenagers dealing with grief. you are willing to enjoy songs that are repetitive as there is no central narrative

Don't see it if you are expecting a unified story with songs that move narrative forward.

Upper W Side
Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if Enjoy anti heroes and complex plots and are familiar with economic terms.

Don't see it if You’re expecting masterpiece like Disgraced l.

Absorbing, Timeless language, Unusual and unappealing staging, Mixed bag of actors (some more gifted than others), Uncomfortable seating

See it if you are enamored and familiar by Greek classic theater and ok with unconventional staging and music. willing to accept limited resources.

Don't see it if you require mobility (no elevator to church balcony) or are uncomfortable in sliding chairs.If you are expecting more than college level pro

Uncommon Sense
East Village
Great staging and lighting, Universal story, Absorbing, Gripping, Profound

See it if you know someone on the autism spectrum or want to become familiar with it

Don't see it if you are not open minded

East Village
Absorbing, Dated, Slow, Ambitious, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy history plays without emphasis on history, but more slice of life approach.

Don't see it if You get easily bored as it runs 2 hrs without intermission,

During previews
Unconventional, Ambitious, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see musical that breaks all conventional rules of Broadway with songs in Arabic, subtitles on stage, Arabic instruments. Short

Don't see it if Want to see conventional musical.

A Piece of My Heart
East Village
Visceral, Raw, Riveting, Engaging, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of series China Beach, are a veteran, historian, someone eager to witness chapter in Vietnam history not frequently explored

Don't see it if you have post traumatic stress disorder as there are moments and sound effects that recreate war explosions. you want something light.

Also You will probably enjoy it if you enjoy shows based on oral history ac... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Gripping, Profound, Enlightening, Powerful, Intense

See it if You enjoy gritty powerful performances and plays dealing with all walks of life, economic issues and race relations.

Don't see it if You want an escape from reality.

Also Reminiscent of play Good People and August Wilson's works as well as a... Read more Read less

The Assignment
Midtown W
Excellent lead performance by actress, simplistic plot, very powerful and engaging, contemporary relevant

See it if You enjoy intimate theater with contemporary relevant and topical themes (gun violence) without being political.

Don't see it if You are expecting a narrative epic with large ensemble cast.

During previews
Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Original

See it if you want to see a star in the making. Quijada brilliantly bares his soul and delivers a masterful spoken word performance in one man show.

Don't see it if you are expecting an ensemble performance.

For a previous production
We Live by the Sea
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Engaging, Unconventional, Topical

See it if you want to experience unconventional slice of life approach to dealing with autism. This narrative approach may be confusing to some viewer

Don't see it if you are expecting conventional play or musical. The music is enchanting and haunting. Be prepared for actress to tap your shoes when enter.

Timely, Relevant, Historical, Engaging, Great chemistry

See it if you are drawn to contemporary or historical civil rights history.

Don't see it if you are not in the mood for engaging your intellect.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great singing

See it if love joyful, soulful shows like Nashville or folk music movies or show like Once or if you like Gospel, spiritual, New Orleans, orchestral.

Don't see it if you are not willing to suspend disbelief as there is no set (only musicians and singers on stage) who transport you along with narrator.

Queen of Hearts
Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You want to be transported down the Rabbit Hole through inspiring trapeze acts, ballet, opera, burlesque. Staging and costumes are amazing.

Don't see it if You are offended by nudity or are looking for a coherent narrative or traditional stage musical.

1969: The Second Man
East Village
Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You are looking for an inventive concert experience with cool effect (film of moon landing projected on drum kit).

Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional musical as this piece has a very loose structure. Book narrative is practically nonexistent.

During previews
Great singing, Great melodic arrangements

See it if The blue grass and folk pop music is absorbing. Story motivations of protagonists could be more clear, but overall worthy story.

Don't see it if poverty, white privilege, blue grass music turn you off.

During previews
Dutch Masters
East Village
Absorbing, Unpredictable, Edge of seat

See it if You enjoy unexpected thrills and two person plays.

Don't see it if You want a light night at the theater or musical

Having Our Say
Upper W Side
Memoir, Slice of life, Historical civil rights

See it if you enjoy slice of life vignette memoir plays, intimate settings, feeling like you are part of action, one or two people memory plays.

Don't see it if you are expecting plot driven play with conflict.

During previews
Harriet's Return
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want a captivating and enthralling performance and learn about historical pioneer.

Don't see it if You do not like one woman shows or historical material

During previews
Absorbing, Intense, Suspensful, Thriller

See it if you are intrigued by provocative title, enjoy gripping thrillers with strong female characters and family dramas with dark secrets

Don't see it if you are expecting a light comedy. You get confused easily with some action taking place off set.

Also Since play deals with technology to some extent and online hooking up,... Read more Read less

Greenwich V
Great acting, Must see, Profound, Riveting, Intense

See it if You enjoy plays like Doubt with ethical issues presented in religious setting.

Don't see it if You are in the mood for a lighthearted musical.

Also Musical interludes are sometimes distracting and other times add to th... Read more Read less

During previews
Downtown Race Riot
Midtown W
Absorbing, Gripping, Intense, Great acting, Profound

See it if You enjoy historical dramas that shed light on today’s problems.

Don't see it if You are looking for fluff and escapist shows.

Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Universal, Timeless, Heartbreaking, Poignant, Profound

See it if You enjoy chicken soup for the soul or self help books or social work. You want to experience whirlwind of emotions from despair to hope

Don't see it if You are sensitive to issues such as rape, child abuse, transgendered acceptance. Be aware that there is subway vibration heard throughout.

Also See it if you enjoy monologue driven plays with call and response inte... Read more Read less

During previews
Joyful, Elaborate staging, Universal, Clever, Funny

See it if you're in mood for a feel good musical the whole family will love. you like witty banter and excellent pop score. you are not a fan of show

Don't see it if you prefer thought provoking issue driven plays. you are expecting typical Disney musical. This has more depth.

During previews
Midtown W
Slow, Great staging, Intense, Confusing, Dated

See it if you know story of Billy Kid or enjoy plays with ghosts.

Don't see it if you are expecting conventional historical play or are unfamiliar with this figure.

Ambitious, Gripping, Relevant, Resonant, Intense

See it if You enjoy ripped from headline stories with unique angle and point of view, focusing on cop rather than victim.

Don't see it if You easily get bored by court room dramas as best part is last half hour.

M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Disappointing, Intense, Slow, Poor staging, Great acting

See it if You are not familiar with story or want to see great acting. Chinese opera scenes are well done with costumes.

Don't see it if You will feel let down by Julie Taymor’s tamed down staging or squeamish to full frontal male nudity.

The Mecca Tales
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Profound, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy unconventional theater, women’s stories, and learning more about Muslim experience. It deals with universal themes.

Don't see it if You are intolerant to Muslims.

For a previous production
Engaging, Enlightening, Participatory, Absorbing

See it if you want to bond with your fellow theatergoer about shared experience of seeing show Come From Away.

Don't see it if want to engage in a conversation and share your feedback. It is an engaging give and take conversation rather than a lecture.

During previews
Building the Wall
Midtown W
Riveting, Resonant, Absorbing, Profound, Contemporary

See it if you like crime dramas with protagonist whose motivation is political (terrorism and immigration) If you enjoy procedural interrogation scene

Don't see it if You are not a fan of two person shows with minimal set scenery. Despite references to current president, play is not as political as one

Also would assume. Title is symbolic of invisible barriers society places o... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if are in mood for a deeply dramatic period piece with contemporary relevance and extraordinary acting.

Don't see it if you want a lighthearted musical experience.

Quirky, Hilarious, Current, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like quirky characters and hilarious situations or if you think Law and Order would make great musical. Foodies are welcome!

Don't see it if you are snob against Brooklyn hipsters or hate bubblegum pop musicals with 60's rock n roll vibe (drums, piano, electric guitar).

Also Don't see it if food humor ain't your thing. Perhaps if you are a Jim ... Read more Read less

During previews
Eye-opening, Profound, Engaging, Unexpected, Great chemistry

See it if you are fan of groundbreaking theater with unpredictability or politically active and want to spark an engaging dialogue about race relation

Don't see it if you are prude to explicit nudity, expect predictable formulaic plays, or want to interact with cast.

Intelligent, Entertaining, Confusing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you enjoy historical plays and great chemistry between the leads.

Don't see it if are not a fan of historical plays.