Michelle888

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  I enjoy absurd, need more of this in NYC!
Reviews (48)
70
Nothing special, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you are into family dramas with interesting relationships but no big surprises

Don't see it if cancer and chemo are sensitive topics for you. Also alcoholism and fertility challenges

Also It's a very sweet and honest family drama, but I expected something mo... Read more Read less

77
Entertaining, Clever, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you'd like to see something different, be surprised. if you want to learn about Iran and the Farsi language.

Don't see it if you're looking to see a play. this is more like an experiment and a Farsi lesson.

Also the idea is quit brilliant. I has dome issues with the way it was exec... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Fluffy, Great acting, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if you're interested in a play about a southern halfway house, looking to see a comedic drama

Don't see it if you don't like it when characters speak really fast, don't like long expositions before something actually happens

Also There are a lot of good things happening in the show: great acting, in... Read more Read less

92
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see something extremely relatable and real. Most of us knew a family member who became senile at some point.

Don't see it if you are very sensitive to topics such as old age, Alzheimer

Also Great show, fantastic acting, the lead actress is phenomenal. Literall... Read more Read less

86
Overrated, Refreshing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a version of Joan of Arc that focuses and the characters who's stories we usually don't hear. Social classes and faith

Don't see it if you're looking for a fun, light evening and don't want to see something about war, tortures, death and corruption of the church.

Also I was a little confused by the writing. She mixes high and low languag... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you love Brecht. You want to see great interpretation of the gangster character by a wonderful actor. If you need a reminder to vote...

Don't see it if you can't sit through a play that doesn't have fancy set and that is ultimately not there to entertain you but rather to educate.

Also It's always great to see Brecht and to be reminded of his epic theater... Read more Read less

75
Indulgent, Intense, Melodramatic

See it if you want to see a 2 character show about segregation in the South of the 60's.

Don't see it if you're looking for a comedy, if you're sensitive to boom sounds, sharp objects, abortions.

Also The first half I thought was well done. But as the plot unfolds the pl... Read more Read less

75
Resonant, Fluffy, Great music, Cliched

See it if you want a nice way to learn some history, if you want a show to take high school to learn about racial issues

Don't see it if you're looking for something with unique point of view or with unusual staging and performance

65
During previews
Overrated, Slow, Dated

See it if if you like periodic pieces and interested in a modern House of Bernarda Alba

Don't see it if you have hard time with long speeches, slow pace drama and phatos

Also I was so waiting to see it and was really disappointed when I finally ... Read more Read less

90
Great writing, Exquisite, Funny, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a white person who wants to be put a mirror in front of your face. literally.

Don't see it if you don't like Caryl Churchill style of theater (Brecht, Absurd etc.)

Also It takes a moment or two to realize what exactly it is that you're see... Read more Read less

90
Intense, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like a good story that is well written about recent historic events

Don't see it if you're looking for a fancy production with big scenic design

Also The only thing I felt like could be stronger was the acting. Sometimes... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you want to be provoked by ideas about the "new woman" in your face.

Don't see it if you have problem with nudity, are not a feminist, and prefer linear drama type of writing

Also 3 short plays that have the theme of women's body women owning their b... Read more Read less

85
Great singing, Great acting, Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if if you want to see something refreshing, unusual interpretation of classic play and hear (modern) Greek!

Don't see it if you have issue with nudity, also if you don't want to see a 2 hours play w/n intermission.

85
Resonant, Romantic, Absorbing, Dated, Confusing

See it if you want to get a taste of what it's like to be deaf, to communicate with the world so differently than what hearing people are used to

Don't see it if you have hard time multitasking btw stage and titles, and if you're looking for a fun pure entertainment, this is quit heavy

Also The play was written before social media era and a lot of it deals wit... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like absurd theater and mixed genres, biblical and historical references.

Don't see it if you don't like long, text-heavy plays, heightened language and long political discussions. and have a problem with christ jokes.

95
During previews
Masterful, Must see, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you wan to hear wonderful, edgy, music with a heart braking story about growing up in a commune-like home with hippie parents.

Don't see it if you're looking for a Disney-style musical

Also An intimate invitation to get to know Abigail Benson and her very unus... Read more Read less

81
Resonant, Refreshing, Intense, Quirky, Romantic

See it if you want to see a show about immigration and the history of NYC's residents

Don't see it if you don't like to be surprised, don't like pathos at the climax of the show

Also I liked how they the playwright ties the destiny of the Italian immigr... Read more Read less

80
Intelligent, Profound, Overrated, Slow, Confusing

See it if you care about racial issues and seeing a contemporary play that doesn't take place in ny for a change

Don't see it if you're looking for something light and fun, this gets very dark, also didn't love the acting

34
Fluffy, Slow, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if you really want to see something about the history of Israel/Zionism

Don't see it if you're looking for an interesting, engaging way to learn history. this is quite boring

88
Hilarious, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if you like The Flea's work - over the top, surprising, never a dull moment. Play about a really bad breakup and really bad advices you get

Don't see it if you are going with your parents, going on a date, don't like bad language and simulated sex on stage

96
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see "normal sized" people on stage, an amazing actress/character with down syndrome, beautiful and human play.

Don't see it if you for some weird reason don't like Lindsey Ferrentino's plays. She's the best young playwright around.

85
Intense, Slow, Relevant, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if you are interested in a refreshing take on the immigration experience in NYC. Finally a play about the issue from women's perspective

Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment

Also I saw the 2nd preview, the actors and director still had things to wor... Read more Read less

90
Intelligent, Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you are a theater lover and a regular theater goer. it has a lot of inside jokes that thespians would appreciate.

Don't see it if you are not interested n history, history of theater, meta-theater, morality plays.

Also the second act is a modern morality play in which the playwright, port... Read more Read less

100
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Must see, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you are interested in social change, social justice, Decolonization, want to hear original xhosa tunes from South Africa.

Don't see it if you'd rather not think about racial issues, protests, politics and academy.

83
During previews
Intense, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Yael Farber's work, want to see a modern South African adaptation of Strindberg

Don't see it if you have a problem with partial nudity, sharp objects, racial issues discussed in a brutally honest way, you don't like heavy accents

Also it was interesting to watch in the context for the #meto era. the whit... Read more Read less

10
For a previous production
Offensive, Ridicules, Stupid, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you want to see something boring, not funny, racist, misogynistic, childish with no point or message at all

Don't see it if you value your time and money

Also I would have left during intermission if it wasn't a date with a good ... Read more Read less

68
Bad writing, Confusing, Cliched

See it if you really want to see something about Iraqi refugees and their identity crisis after living in the US for sometime

Don't see it if you want to see good directing and writing. Unfortunately this is not the case.

Also I was excited about the show, the topic is interesting and relevant. I... Read more Read less

88
Quirky, Great staging, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you are curious about North Korea, conflict within the American-Korean community. if you want to see quit unusual set design and staging

Don't see it if you don't like fast pace talking, American slang, lots of social media and technology references. don't like translation on stage

Also I liked how a play about North Korea can be funny at times and have so... Read more Read less

82
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you are interested in sexuality, LGBTQ relationships, transgender identity.

Don't see it if if you don't like speeches and almost no action at all

Also I'd give this play 100 for the writing. This is fresh and interesting,... Read more Read less

96
Relevant, Intense, Thought-provoking, Must see, Hilarious

See it if you want to see a satire about the genocide of the Natives, Veganism, white-male-privilage, PC culture. Written by a Native American.

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor!

Also This show is THE BEST thing on Off Broadway wight now. Didn't stop lau... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you like theater. If you love to learn a little history. If you enjoy the contemplations of an actor when preparing a role.

Don't see it if you don't like fast heightened language. If you don't know anything at all about Shakespeare and about Sarah Bernhardt.

Also I'd say this one is definitely more enjoyable if you are familiar with... Read more Read less

90
Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you love the music and want to see it performed by great singers and dancers.

Don't see it if HIV/AIDS is a very sensitive topic for you

78
Relevant, Funny, Ambitious

See it if you're interested in a discussion about privileges within the gay community, gender issues, racial and class issues. Appreciate a good laugh

Don't see it if you support Trump? the characters are devastated to see him elected

Also The first half I thought was good. Didn't really like where the plot w... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Great acting, Must see, Masterful, Intense, Edgy

See it if you want to see a modern version of waiting for Godot, masterful writing, never a dull moment act of gut wrenching critic on racist America

Don't see it if you don't like profanity, if you have a problem with the N word

Also This writer is going places, she does an amazing job flushing out each... Read more Read less

92
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see GOOD fringe theater

Don't see it if you need to understand what's going on on stage at all times

70
Educational, Original topic, Confusing, Relevant, Fluffy

See it if you want to learn about history and purpose of graffiti , interested in theater that is based on true events

Don't see it if you're expecting a big, coherent production

Also It's refreshing to learn about modern history through stage production... Read more Read less

70
Intelligent, Tiring, Slow, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you are very interested in the history of the character and want to see an unusual interpretation of the her by an interesting actress

Don't see it if you're looking for a lot of plot twists. the speeches are quit long and repetitive

85
Surprising, Masterful, Fluffy, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you want to experience something unusual, and if you're looking for a chance to explore Bushwick's artistic scene

Don't see it if you're looking to see something with deep meaningful message, and if you have a problem with nudity

Also felt like the potential of the wonderful dancers wasn't used to its fu... Read more Read less

85
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you like the clever writing of Lindsey Ferrentino. I had high expectations because everything she writes is gold and she delivered but..

Don't see it if gun control is a sensitive topic for you

Also The acting/staging was a little bit of a disappointment for me. maybe ... Read more Read less

100
Great writing, Must see, Profound, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you loved the vagina monologues and want to see a master in the art of one person show.

Don't see it if you're pregnant or very sensitive to graphic descriptions of what happens to victims in war zones

Also Ensler talks about cancer, life, death and everything in between in a ... Read more Read less

92
Intelligent, Profound, Intense, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you are interested in WWII history and want to see good actors in action.

Don't see it if you get bored from talks about politics, Nazis, and don't like gun shots in the theater

90
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you like to be provoked about racial issues when it comes to collage admissions and white male privilege

Don't see it if your'e a republican? a joke about that got most laughs and claps... also if you think it's weird that all the cast is white

65
Indulgent, Slow, Refreshing, Masterful, Ambitious

See it if you like immersive theater, like electronic music, want to see a very unusual set and use of technology in scenic design

Don't see it if don't like one man shows, don't care for Sci-Fy style content

93
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in Europe's history, politics, social change movements, human rights activities.

Don't see it if you don't like political shows. also if you can't sit through 3 hours show

86
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Refreshing, Relevant, Intense

See it if you are interested in what's it like to be a muslim in England today. Questions about faith, moral and society.

Don't see it if you don't like family dramas

90
Intense, Resonant, Relevant, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if you want to hear about what it's like to grow up in Bedstuy, about choices, and what's it like to a dark skinned person in NYC

Don't see it if you don't like intimate one man shows

64
Slow, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you are interested in Jewish life in SF in the 80's

Don't see it if you're looking for thought provoking, relevant, daring play about LGBTQ rights

95
During previews
Great staging, Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You love Edward Albee and somewhat existential content, and if you want to see a very unusual, beautiful, scenic design

Don't see it if You go to theater to see something with a lot of plot changes and action