Michelle888

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  I enjoy absurd, need more of this in NYC!
Reviews (75)
98
During previews
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Masterful, Great acting, Funny, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if you like musicals that make laugh and cry, and think about life but not in a totally depressing way

Don't see it if you hate really-well written plays!

Also Wow wow wow!!! Haven't enjoyed a show this much for a really long time... Read more Read less

82
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Quirky, Fluffy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a light comedy about a group of felons trying to run a sandwich place while dealing with their abusive boss

Don't see it if you expect a thought-provoking layered play with a lot of subtext

Also The acting of most actors was great, Lynn Nottage decided to go for so... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Disappointing, Dated, Banal, Cliched

See it if you love Alanis Morissette and family dramas

Don't see it if you don't like melodramas, you don't want to see a rape scene

Also overly didactic show, felt bad for the actors who had to follow throug... Read more Read less

90
Refreshing, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like modern adaptations of Shakespears comedies

Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional Shakespeare play and don't like it when words are added to the original text

Also Great staging, fun adaptation to this not-so-great play. They really d... Read more Read less

92
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Insightful, Funny

See it if you like family dramedies, if you enjoyed the writer's American Hero, if you like plays about family and relationships

Don't see it if old age depresses you, if you have a problem with same sex sexual acts on stage

Also The acting was a little exaggerated sometimes, but I love everything t... Read more Read less

100
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Masterful, Absorbing, Exquisite

See it if if you love the play, love Shange, and want to see a new version of it with new music and some extra poems by Shange and sign language

Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional, linear play. if you are easily offended by jokes about white people... you're there to listen

Also heart breaking experience, exquisite movement of all actors, lady in b... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Make Believe
Midtown W
Intelligent, Fluffy, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you want to see an interesting way of telling a story about dysfunctioning family and how the kids carry the wounds to adulthood

Don't see it if you don't like child actors as main characters, looking for big dramatic moments

Also After American Hero I was looking forward to see what Bess Wohl does n... Read more Read less

90
In the Green
Upper W Side
Masterful, Refreshing, Resonant, Great music, Ambitious

See it if you want to see something different, you like getting out of your comfort zone. If you like almost entirely sang-through shows

Don't see it if you are looking for a drama/musical with a traditional plot line

Also The music and use of looper is captivating, the show has a feel of a f... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Indulgent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you've seen 3 sisters many times and want to see a different, contemporary take but still very much in the spirit of Chekhov .

Don't see it if gay jokes bother you, you don't like self aware / meta theatre type of references

Also Just like in The Pain of my Belligerence, something Feiffer is very go... Read more Read less

81
Little Women
West Village
Intelligent, Fluffy, Dated, Delightful

See it if you'd like to see the classic story in a very similar way to how it is told in the original novel with a diverse cast

Don't see it if if you're hoping for an interesting, edgy take on the original story.

Also Hamill takes the character of Jo a step forward with her non-binary/tr... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Great staging, Overrated, Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you like Sam Shepard. I think the production does justice to his writing. If you like family tragedies.

Don't see it if you don't like slow pace and long speeches. if you are easily disgusted by dirt and food being thrown all over the place and on the actors.

Also The play makes it clear how social mobility is practically impossible ... Read more Read less

40
Pointless, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if you'd like to see some interesting staging and lighting towards the end of the play and don't care so much about the content

Don't see it if you want to see a play that has a point or a message to it. this is just an American dude telling us all about his travels

Also it seems like the performer is trying to say something about immigrati... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Masterful, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want to watch something that starts as a comedy but then gets a dark twist

Don't see it if you hate patriarchy so much and you encounter enough douchebags in reel life that you just can't stand to have them on stage as well

88
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Confusing

See it if if you want to see a tale placed in Africa about a protagonist that's being loathed for her beauty, discussion of appearance in our society

Don't see it if you don't like heavy accents

Also There is a beautiful musical number in the middle. the singer is pheno... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Mies Julie
East Village
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense

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
Dated, Disappointing, Stupid, Ridicules, Offensive

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
Noura
Midtown W
Cliched, Confusing, Bad writing

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
Wild Goose Dreams
East Village
Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging, Quirky

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
Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

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

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
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite

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
Rent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Great staging

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
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Ambitious, Funny, Relevant

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
Edgy, Intense, Masterful, Must see, Great acting

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
Singlet
Brooklyn
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

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

85
Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a thought provoking comedy about racial issues and identity politics

Don't see it if you have a problem with simulated sex and nudity

Also At times it felt like O. Harris wrote certain moments just for the pur... Read more Read less

50
Selling Kabul
Midtown W
Fluffy, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you like family melodramas, long dialogues and plot twists in the form of new information that is being revealed rather than action on stage

Don't see it if you expect to learn something about the history of the conflict in the area and the American involvement in it

Also Poor actors, they had to endure with all this melodrama and forced emo... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Letters Of Suresh
Midtown W
Clever, Slow, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you like to see people from different American communities (Japanese, Indian) tell a story

Don't see it if you don't like long monologues and plays that jump back and forth in time

Also Joseph is a wonderful writer, perhaps he wrote this for COVID and the ... Read more Read less

84
Sanctuary City
West Village
Relevant, Resonant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you like stories about immigration and the impossible reality of kids to immigrants with no papers in the US

Don't see it if you're looking for a light, fun show

Also Majok's writing is fantastic, the directing/acting is melodramatic at ... Read more Read less

75
Refreshing, Funny, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a coming of age play of girls talking about politics and puberty

Don't see it if you don'e like very fast talking, characters talking over each other

Also I liked most of the play, the acting could be stronger. I think the re... Read more Read less

70
Wives
Midtown W
Slow, Fluffy, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you'd like to see historical matters told from the point of view of the women (wives) of the time.

Don't see it if you're expecting a complete, coherent, experience. This feels more like work in progress.

Also The idea is good but the execution is disappointing. The writer has id... Read more Read less

70
Fluffy, Indulgent, Intense, Slow

See it if you like soap opera, melodramatic, type of writing and acting. If you're interested in learning about racial issues in Chicago of the 30's

Don't see it if you're looking for a comedy. If you don'e like a plot that goes back and forth.

Also I thought the play had a good start, mixing the events and going back ... Read more Read less

65
Burn This
Midtown W
Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if you are a fan of Keri Russel or Adam Driver

Don't see it if you want to see a new take of a somewhat dated play.

Also I am honestly not clear on why this play was selected for a revival. T... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Absorbing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like to see a straightforward production of Hamlet with some great actors and some that aren't

Don't see it if you're looking for something innovative and different than Hamlet you've seen thus far

Also Hamlet, Ophelia's father and the Hamlet's father's ghost were excellen... Read more Read less

85
Fluffy, Overrated, Refreshing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like a comedy that feels like an episode of the office - race, gender and class issues

Don't see it if you'd have hard time watching essentially one scene for 90 minutes

Also I love The Mad Ones and Lila Neugebauer's work, that's why I was a lit... Read more Read less

85
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great staging, Edgy, Funny

See it if you want to challenge about how you judge people who stay in an abusive relationship

Don't see it if you don't want to see violence against women, fat-shaming, racism, chauvinism, mansplaining

Also the play is not easy to watch but I think Feiffer is saying something ... Read more Read less

66
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Confusing, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you want to see a musical about how people are bribed in order to shut down unions. if you have patient because it's quite slow

Don't see it if you want a light, entertaining musical. this one isn't meant to make you feel good

79
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Resonant, Fluffy, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a modern adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya about enduring life even though it usually never goes the way we want it to

Don't see it if you don't like Chekhov's humor

Also I was a little disappointed. Posner is a good writer and I felt like m... Read more Read less

70
God Said This
West Village
Resonant, Intelligent, Nothing special

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
Nassim
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Clever, Entertaining

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
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Confusing, Entertaining, Great acting, Fluffy

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
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

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
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Thought-provoking, Intense, Refreshing, Overrated

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
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

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
Fireflies
Chelsea
Melodramatic, Intense, Indulgent

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
Little Rock
East Village
Cliched, Great music, Fluffy, Resonant

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
Dated, Slow, Overrated

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
Fairview
Brooklyn
Thought-provoking, Intense, Funny, Exquisite, Great writing

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
The Great Leap
Chelsea
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Intense

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
Fruit Trilogy
West Village
Ambitious, Intense, Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking

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