Opines o Mine

Westfield | 50-64 | Female
About:  Theater is magic.
Reviews (30)
See You
West Village
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You don't mind being uncomfortable in order to get the message. It is difficult to watch but great acting in difficult piece.

Don't see it if You want a linear story. You just want to be entertained.

The Exes
Midtown W
Overrated, Slow, Insipid, Banal, Cliched

See it if You know someone in the cast.

Don't see it if You want to see something amusing. It’s not funny and boring. Acting is disappointing. The good reviews are obviously shills.

Little Gem
Slow, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like the complexity of Irish family life and women's stories. I liked the convention of 3 interwoven monologues. Marsha Mason was great!

Don't see it if You want something very complex. Any sort of accent throws you. (BTW Much easier to understand than Ferryman! )


See it if You feel the need to see something new. The play needs a lot of work. Has a couple of great moments but it doesn't make up for the flaws.

Don't see it if You want to see something of quality.

Toni Stone
Midtown W
Great writing, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Loved it. Powerhouse lead April Mathis. She's amazing. A difficult subject handled very well. Much more than about baseball.

Don't see it if You want something fluffy. This was very entertaining, but not fluff. Some serious stuff is thrown in but you get more laughs than medicine.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if If you like science explained in entertaining ways. If you enjoy seeing theater delivered in unexpected or unusual ways. Very different!

Don't see it if You really don't like rap. Otherwise, it's a fun, absorbing evening.

During previews
Intelligent, Intense, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if See it if you like Sam Shepard plays Very well acted. Great Set! Explores dysfunctional families dealing with addiction and poverty.

Don't see it if You want to see something uplifting. You will not leave feeling hopeful about the human condition.

Quirky, Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You just want to see Glenda Jackson as anything. You like seeing Shakespeare in modern dress.

Don't see it if I could understand every word, but the production choices confused me. Staging was too chaotic and distracted from outstanding performances

Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if If liked Orphans and want to see what this playwright has been up to. The play moves and I was absorbed. But...

Don't see it if You want some realism. You don't like preachy characters. Predicable charactiers.

The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Confusing, Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if If Irish accents are easy for you to understand. If you like big family dramas set against a historical backdrop.

Don't see it if If you don't understand thick Irish accents. The writing I could understand was great, but I really had trouble.

During previews
Good Friday
Absorbing, Riveting, Intense

See it if It’s an intense story with a lot of violence. I found myself really absorbed in the plot and it moved quickly.

Don't see it if Gender studies mystifies you and stage violence or blood is too much for you. The acting is uneven.

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You like theater that is off the beaten path. Strong performances. Appreciate a story that is not purely linear.

Don't see it if You want to relax and be entertained. This is an exciting piece of theater, well staged. But it’s intense.

Get the Boat
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Profound

See it if You like a show with societal implications. Aren’t afraid of a think piece.

Don't see it if You don’t like human drama. This one made me think. And was very well acted.

Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if You want to see amazing acting. And a thoughtful piece of theater.

Don't see it if You want a night of fluff.

During previews

See it if you love Ethan Hawks.

Don't see it if You want to see a great play all around. Dano is missing something.

During previews
Must see, Relevant, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if When it was over you could hear silence and WOWs because the performance is so powerful and intense. The intersection of race & Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light evening. It's intense and it stays with you. If shows about race bother you. If you don't like great acting.

Also Everyone once in a while you see something so good you think, this sho... Read more Read less

Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Good writing and acting, disturbing subject, dysfunctional family drama

See it if An important topic that rarely gets attention in the theater. Starts slow but the family scenes are great. Impressive young playwright/actor

Don't see it if Emotional dysfunctional family dramas are not your thing.

During previews
Midsummer: A Banquet
Greenwich V
Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want to see Shakespeare come alive in a unique and well conceived production. This is live theater up close. And fun to boot!

Don't see it if You don’t like classics or you are not an adventurous theater goer.

Relevant, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if You really loved the book and movie and want to see a newer take on the story. We had an understudy for a major role.

Don't see it if You just want a fluffy show. Or if you want something edgy. It's still a retelling of the story made a little more modern.

Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Quirky, Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy unique takes on the classics. This was so much fun. If you don't know Chekov just read a synopsis so it makes more sense.

Don't see it if If you want something spoonfed.

Also This is one of the best things I've seen in a long time. Really funny ... Read more Read less

During previews
Mac Beth
West Village
Confusing, Great staging, Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like Shakespeare done in different setting/dress. This is one of the most unusual I have seen. Heathers meets Macbeth.

Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare traditional and very serious.

Also It was very helpful to read a synopsis beforehand (we read Sparknotes)... Read more Read less

Miracle in Rwanda
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You like one-person shows about real events in a small theater environment. You want to be challenged to find forgiveness in the horror.

Don't see it if It's a heavy topic. So if you want a light night, this isn't it.

The Day I Became Black
Must see, Intelligent, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You want to see a show that deals with race in a hilarious but still meaningful way. Posley is really funny. He deserves an HBO special!

Don't see it if You are easily offended. Or think that there are some things we shouldn’t laugh at. If you don’t like one man shows this is not for you.

During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Quirky, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of classical theater. You don’t mind allowing the first half to be a set up to a big payoff.

Don't see it if If you don’t like old English plays or theater with sex and violence.

Expected much more

See it if You really love community theater. You don't need an audience to laugh.

Don't see it if You don't like women portrayed as stereotypes.

Also I am so surprised that this got such stellar reviews. I wanted to see ... Read more Read less

During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Period piece

See it if You like period piece theater. This is a small production. And it's tackling ethics but it was really absorbing and made me think.

Don't see it if You want comedy and light entertainment. (It's not heavy but you do have to think to appreciate it.)

Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Epic

See it if Anyone who loves musicals.

Don't see it if You want to see something small and intimate.

Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You want to see Elaine May give an amazing performance! Otherwise it’s okay but she takes it over the top.

Don't see it if You want something for pure entertainment

Dated, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if You want a night of fluffy entertainment.

Don't see it if You want a musical that will touch your soul. The current actor who plays price is a Pop singer who doesn’t make the stage come alive.

Gloria: A Life
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if Women of all ages interested in the history of the women’s movement and seeing how much one life can hold.

Don't see it if You are turned off by feminism.