Olympea

Manhattan | 18-24 | Female
About:  I love a little bit of everything as long as a story is being told and I take something away with me to remember.
Reviews (22)
74
Killjoy
Gramercy
Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Unsatisfying ending

See it if You enjoy the sci-fi and spy thriller genres.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of psychological thrillers, complicated and toxic interpersonal relationships, flawed protagonists, or unresolved endings.

60
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You like Sondheim's work, or Company in particular.

Don't see it if You're looking for a polished, excellently-executed production of Company. The acting and staging were fairly lacking.

80
Coriolanus
West Village
Ambitious, Polished, Great staging, Too fast-paced for the audience to keep up at times, Relevant

See it if You're a fan of Shakespeare or are new to Shakespeare and are interested in watching a fairly well-done production of one of his plays.

Don't see it if You can't stand Shakespeare in any way, shape, or form, or don't enjoy modernized versions of Shakespeare.

75
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You're interested in gaining perspective on what it means to be a part of the ever-growing community of homeless people in New York City.

Don't see it if You're not interested in current, relevant issues, especially in regards to the homeless population, or don't enjoy the rap genre.

Also Roughly Speaking is extremely ambitious, and extremely important. It's... Read more Read less

80
Fun, Entertaining, Cliched, Dated, Polished

See it if You enjoy the "classic" musical, with music from the era of standards, a romantic storyline, and plenty of great singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You're looking for a fresh storyline, innovative theatre, or subject matter that is relevant, profound, or thought-provoking.

70
Hit the Body Alarm
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Original, Edgy, Intense, A little unfocused

See it if You enjoy the works of James Joyce and John Milton, and/or the themes of righteousness, hell, and imprisonment.

Don't see it if You're sensitive to dramatic prison themes and religious themes dealing with hell, or if you desire a show with strong plot.

45
Disappointing, Slow, Unfocused, Insipid, Did not live up to potential

See it if You enjoy the Holocaust theme and pieces about World War II. Like, really really enjoy them.

Don't see it if You're interested in thought-provoking, original, innovative theatre with great acting and an exciting storyline.

Also This show was very difficult to sit through. The acting was fairly ter... Read more Read less

95
During previews
TOUCH
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant, Profound

See it if You enjoy dramas about people dealing with loss and love, motifs about the stars and cosmos, and simplistic, straightforward storytelling.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to grief, or are interested in pieces that are outrageously original, eclectic, or ambitious.

85
Strong performers, Entertaining, Exquisite, Hilarious, Riveting

See it if You love musical comedies with an array of hilarious characters and antics. The acting and singing were incredible across the board.

Don't see it if You're not fond of the more classic musical with traditional music or romantic comedies.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Epic, Resonant, Must see, Masterful

See it if You like history, shows with diverse casts, mixing of musical genres, and/or incredibly strong performers.

Don't see it if You don't like rap, I guess. Or history. But even if you don't, give this a chance. Seriously.

70
During previews
A little on the slow side, Nostalgic, Quirky, Light-hearted, Endearing

See it if You like shows with talented young singers and dancers that let you take it easy for a couple hours. Great for a Peanuts fan.

Don't see it if You desire a show with a strong plot-line, thought-provoking themes, or good acting.

90
Incredible music, Classic story, Enchanting staging, High energy, Inventive

See it if You enjoy a knock-out score and a classic story with a modern, edgy infusion.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional staging of traditional stories.

70
Made in China
Midtown E
Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy Avenue Q-esque musicals with themes touching on American capitalism and consumerism and human rights.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy dark or raunchy comedy, or puppets.

60
Clumsy, Insipid, Disappointing, Almost great in certain moments, But they did try very hard

See it if You love Shakespeare and really want to see as many productions of his plays as possible.

Don't see it if You love Shakespeare and only want to see excellent productions of his plays, or if you've never been acquainted with Shakespeare.

Also This wasn't the worst show I've ever seen, but so much was left to be ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Othello: The Remix
Midtown W
Ambitious, Original, Hilarious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of the hip-hop and rap genres or are interested in seeing Shakespeare and/or classic theatre rendered in a unique way.

Don't see it if You prefer Shakespeare to be maintained in its original form or aren't a fan of rap.

Also Even if you think you would hate a hip-hop version of Shakespeare this... Read more Read less

70
Funny, Slow, Cliched, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy shows with a lot of Latin influence (e.g. In the Heights) and/or coming-of-age stories about discovering yourself and your roots.

Don't see it if You don't speak Spanish and don't want to read subtitles, or are not interested in shows about Latin communities in New York.

Also Right off the bat, it's important to note that this show was 2 hours a... Read more Read less

95
Chokehold
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if You enjoy contemporary pieces about modern societal topics such as racism, the Black Lives Matter movement, and police brutality.

Don't see it if You're sensitive to issues of race or mentions of current political affairs, or are interested in a fun, lighthearted piece.

Also This show is a staggeringly relevant work that I feel is important for... Read more Read less

40
The Accidental Pervert
West Village
Raunchy, Indulgent, Cliched, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You want to sit through what is basically an attempt at stand-up comedy without the same finesse and sense of purpose.

Don't see it if You value good acting, where the lines are used to further the plot and not thrown away for cheap laughs, and the character actually grows.

80
Rizing
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Surprising, Great writing, Intense

See it if You enjoy pieces with queer characters without themes of homophobia, gay panic, etc. The writing was ambitious and the premise intriguing.

Don't see it if The twisting of religious themes makes you uncomfortable. The acting was questionable for some of the actors.

80
Dated, Cliched, Romantic, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy the classic musical with the romantic leads and traditional music. The costumes were vibrant and the set was enchanting.

Don't see it if You're not into romantic comedies or desire deep, thought-provoking themes. The ending was rather abrupt and a little underwhelming.

70
The Dingdong
Midtown W
Funny, Fun, High-energy, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a laugh for a couple hours. You probably won't be laughing the whole time but there'll be at least a few laughs in there.

Don't see it if You desire a show with a lot of depth or don't care for slapstick, farce-type comedies. Acting abilities greatly varied.

85
Crude
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Raunchy, Tumultuous, Unsettling

See it if You enjoy dark seriocomedies with antihero leads whose choices when dealing with real-life tragedy often produce questionable results.

Don't see it if You don't like contemporary plays with strong language and suggestive adult themes that depict a little more of the dirty side of humanity.