Melinda 7138

New York City

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Reviews (25)
85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Clever

See it if if you are interested in Jewish women's experiences from different countries and gender discrimination within the Jewish community

Don't see it if you aren't interested in a contemporary take on women's connection to their Jewish heritage

80
A Brooklyn Boy
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Quirky

See it if you like one-person shows about the contemporary life and experiences of young people of color.

Don't see it if you are not interesting in themes of social justice and the difficulties of life in today's urban centers. '

80
Absorbing, Intense, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in Dominican history and literature and in the role of women in the nineteenth century and early 20th century.

Don't see it if You are not interested in Spanish language plays ( or plays with subtitles) or dramas that constantly move back and forth in time.

95
Memorare
Greenwich V
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You are interested in race relations, the Catholic Church, and convent life in 1964 in NYC.

Don't see it if You have no interest in seeing how nuns in NYC in 1964 dealt with racism in their own convent.

79
During previews
A Deal
Chelsea
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You are interested in current day issues like immigration, international economic issues, and China.

Don't see it if You are not interested in Asian American issues, family comedy/dramas, and political and economic issues.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy one-actor shows and themes about diversity in the U.S. Zenobia Shroff (recently in The Big Sick) is wonderful.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy one- actor plays with plain sets and few props or plays that explore issues of discrimination.

78
Cost of Living
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Intense

See it if You are interested in issues of disability and care-giving, very human relationships and non-linear narratives.

Don't see it if you feel uncomfortable with frank discussions about adults with disabilities and narratives that are not straightforward,

90
For a previous production
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy one-actor plays focusing on family memories (good times and bad) and enjoy the use of Spanish.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with plays that use many words in other languages than your own and like to see a larger cast.

95
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in Yidddish literature, the history of the theater, and the historical treatment of gay and lesbian characters

Don't see it if You don't like unusual staging, the theme about lesbian characters in plays, or historical Yiddish drama and music.

65
Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting, Slow, Intelligent

See it if You want to explore another take on The Seagull, a classic play by Chekov and see fresh young actors trying very hard.

Don't see it if You like plays with a strong plot.

85
Arlington
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You like to keep up with the new playwrights from other countries (Ireland) and you are interested in dystopian drama and modern dance.

Don't see it if You enjoy conventional drama with a direct narrative line,

90
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan of the original Ibsen and you want to see how a writer creates a play true to the original and cognizant of feminism today.

Don't see it if You're not interested in women's issues.

95
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Must see, Masterful

See it if You like political drama and if you are interested in the Middle East.

Don't see it if You are looking for something light and entertaining.

85
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if If you are interested in today’s issues surrounding undocumented immigrants and mother- daughter relationships, as told in a musical.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a contemporary musical about a Latina mother and her half Latina-half white daughter traveling across the country.

85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You are interested in changing relationships, strong women following their own career path, and media issues related to war and refugees.

Don't see it if Talky plays about couples and controversies about journalists and photographers in international hotspots are not to your taste.

90
Having Our Say
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You are interested in the ordinary, yet extraordinary, lives of two African American centenarians who lived through the late 19th-20th cent.

Don't see it if You are not interested n African American and U.S. history as viewed by two sisters who both lived for over 100 years.

85
20th Century Blues
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in the lives of contemporary women and their attitudes about aging, relationships (gay and straight), work, and family.

Don't see it if You are looking for great drama. These are four comfortable East Coast women reaching age 65, facing crossroads, but not hardships.

69
Blood Boundary
Midtown W
Confusing, Cliched, Disappointing, Relevant, Slow

See it if You are interested in the history of racism in the U.S., plots about family secrets, and Black and Cherokee communities.

Don't see it if You are not interested in exploring ideas about racism and white supremacy at the beginning of the 20th century.

100
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy excellent writing and acting by all four cast members, plays about family relationships, dramas that concern mental illness.

Don't see it if You don't like nonlinear plays, plays that are about mental illness, or academic settings,

69
Disappointing, Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in classic plays that continue to have relevant social and political themes.

Don't see it if You don't like overly didactic or purposive drama or uneven acting ( the lead, Dr. Stockmann, was passionate; others were very stiff).

90
During previews
Expecting Isabel
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in a contemporary couple's relationship and difficulty in conceiving a child and like witty dialogue, and simple staging.

Don't see it if You have no interest in parenthood, the problems of infertility and its treatments, and adoption; you don't like sparse set design.

85
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Romantic

See it if You enjoy plays adapted from classic Russian novels, injected with some humor.

Don't see it if You don't like plays staged in community centers (it was difficult to see the actors when they sat down).

90
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Great acting, Hilarious, Refreshing, Clever, Delightful

See it if You like updated classics with humor and satire. Not quite as original as the playwright's Sense and Sensibility, this is still a romp!

Don't see it if You prefer Masterpiece Classic style English costume dramas.

100
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Intense, Riveting

See it if You like Bobby Canavale and want to see how relevant a play about the working class can be, many years later. Very imaginative staging.

Don't see it if You are not interested in exploring class differences in a different way.

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95
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like strong drama about contemporary topics.

Don't see it if If you are looking for something light and fun.