Michelle888

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  I enjoy absurd, need more of this in NYC!
Reviews (64)
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

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

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
Confusing, Dated, Absorbing, Romantic, Resonant

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
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Quirky

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
The Lucky Ones
East Village
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Must see, Masterful

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
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Romantic, Quirky, Intense, Refreshing, Resonant

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

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

70
This Is Modern Art
East Village
Fluffy, Relevant, Confusing, Original topic, Educational

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
Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow, Tiring, Intelligent

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
Ambitious, Cliched, Fluffy, Masterful, Surprising

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
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Clever, Intelligent, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

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

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
Clever, Absorbing, Intense, Profound, Intelligent

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