Opines o Mine

Hampton Bays | 50-64 | Female
About:  Theater is magic.
Reviews (41)
84
Edgy, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a classic reconfigured, and to see what the well-deserved fuss is all about. I would not have gone to see a classic replay.

Don't see it if You want to see it done like it's always been done.

80
Pumpgirl
Chelsea
Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see gray acting and a drama that exposes toxic masculinity and it’s impact on al involved.

Don't see it if You want a light evening. Involves very dark subject matter.

80
During previews
Intelligent, Slow, Great acting, Excellent acting outshines the script

See it if I enjoyed watching the performances and learning about these two women. The actresses were excellent. Funny at times.

Don't see it if You don't like period pieces. (I saw on the first night of previews).

Also When the acting outshines the script it's a little frustrating. I kept... Read more Read less

90
The Enigmatist
Chelsea
Clever, Entertaining, Riveting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like puzzles, magic and or Scrabble. David Kwong manages to interweave them all in an entertaining, intelligent manner that is also fun!

Don't see it if You want a traditional theatrical event or you don't like magic.

85
Great writing, Intelligent, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Performances matter and writing matters. Mary-Louise Parker is excellent the writing is too. The play tackles a lot of heavy subject matter

Don't see it if If you want snappy repartee or a comedy or musical. You just want to be entertained without thinking.

92
Relevant, Intense, Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You want to see great acting and perfect casting. I am so impressed with this show. Every single actor delivered an impressive performance.

Don't see it if You want a fluffy or cute show Or If small theater in the round does not appeal to you.

90
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

82
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.

94
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.

89
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.

89
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

82
For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
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

80
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.

93
The Day I Became Black
Soho/Tribeca
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.

82
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.

72
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

80
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.)

97
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.

79
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

73
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.

86
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
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.

80
Sad, some great acting, dated

See it if Aiden Quinn delivers a touching performance. But it's not enough. The supporting cast missed the mark. And staging is odd.

Don't see it if You want to see something that is hopeful or moves the conversation of life forward. It's a backward look that is mostly sad.

87
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Great dancing, Great singing, Intense, Joshua henry is must see

See it if You want to see one of those incredible wow moments of theater that reminds you why you love the theater. Joshua Henry creates these moments

Don't see it if You don't like modern dance. Also, it's pretty dark and hopeless, so if you want some fluff this isn't the right play for that.

83
Monsoon Season
West Village
Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like dark comedy. I was surprised by how funny this was. Clever staging. An unusual comedy about relationships told from each side. Fun.

Don't see it if You want a drama.

82
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Relevant, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you love Tracy Letts' writing and I do. It's funny and sad. If the subject of middle age and relationships and behaving badly appeals.

Don't see it if You want nothing less than the quality of August Osage County. (It's not as good as that) Has Gratuitous nudity.

93
Riveting, Great singing, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You want to see a unique presentation of an iconic musical. If you grew up hearing Yiddish it will bring you to tears of joy.

Don't see it if You just can’t stand musicals of any sort.

75
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.

49
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.

80
Little Gem
Chelsea
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! )

62
Disappointing

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.

83
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.

81
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.

82
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.

78
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

75
Perp
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.

82
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.

75
During previews
Good Friday
Soho/Tribeca
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.

81
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.

95
Get the Boat
Soho/Tribeca
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.

95
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.

69
During previews
Disappointing

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.