Mel 8274

New York City

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Reviews (12)
Nature & Purpose
Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you respect imaginative undertakings and enjoy very good ensemble performances.

Don't see it if you like linear scripts and traditional staging. Also, if VERY LOUD nonsense syllables are distressing.

Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant

See it if you appreciate excellent acting. The interaction among the characters is seamless and riveting. Each actor totally inhabits his/her role.

Don't see it if you don't like political or emotional themes. At times it is a bit hard to follow as there is a lot going on.

Also I already have a ticket to see it a second time before it closes.

Fool For Love
Midtown W
Raunchy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like to be drawn cleverly into the lives of people on the fringe through very good acting, in a very small, intimate venue.

Don't see it if you are easily offended and/or like more traditional storytelling.

Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like: Wonderful acting - the cast is in complete command of the material. Hilarious one-liners that you won't see coming. IDEAS.

Don't see it if You cannot follow dizzyingly rapid dialogue.

During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you appreciate writing that is beyond wonderful: for three hours, there is nothing superfluous.

Don't see it if you cannot understand an Irish brogue or you cannot sit for 3 hours.

Also The play is topical because it is a reminder of the poison that is cre... Read more Read less

Clever, Funny, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you appreciate seeing women explore their own worth. It is in your face, but never offensive.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to frank language and unconventional staging.

Clever, Funny, Intense, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if you remember Nichols & May. May delivers hilarity and pathos in equal measure and does not miss a line. The entire cast is excellent.

Don't see it if you do not care for the subject of the effects of dementia on a family.

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you like clever writing, performed by an actor who nails his part, and a child who performs with the chops of an adult.

Don't see it if you don't like child actors or small productions that make you think.

Also Richard Masur was perfect as Bernard. We saw Eve Johnson, the alternat... Read more Read less

Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Resonant, Funny

See it if you like a play with a point of view, particularly one which addresses the universal need for love and acceptance. If you like to laugh.

Don't see it if raunchiness and sexual language offend you.

Also If the show had consisted of the second act preceded by 1/2 of the 1st... Read more Read less

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

See it if The acting is superb and due to inspired editing, you can actually follow the story line. The sight lines are excellent from any seat.

Don't see it if The miking is inadequate and, as it is in the round(ish), when the actors are facing away from you you cannot hear them.

Also If you go, please get the hearing devices. We were hurried into the th... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Quirky, Delightful

See it if you like joyful, colorful and well performed musical theater.

Don't see it if you cannot follow action in more than one area of the stage.

Ambitious, Banal, Confusing, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you would like the opportunity to hear Amy Beach's music

Don't see it if you are expecting a coherent production.