Penny 7153

New York City

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Reviews (192)
70
Clever, Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You can relate to online dating and appreciate improv comedy and want easy entertainment

Don't see it if You Are looks for anything deeper than fluff and fun

84
Fairview
Brooklyn
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You like great acting that packs a punch.

Don't see it if You want to sit passively and not be challenged about your position in relation to privilege based on race

75
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like musicals about technology AI,and adolescent angst with an upbeat air

Don't see it if You want a nuanced deeply developed plot line

69
During previews
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Slow, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You are interested in the tragic situation in Uganda for gays and the role that religion and colonialism plays in their everyday lives

Don't see it if You want a flashy set with deeply nuanced characters Lots of talking with no happy or easy ending

78
Nomad Motel
Chelsea
Slow, Resonant, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like stories about growing up in difficult family situations. The acting is sincere and well done , good sets

Don't see it if You are in the mood for a fast paced lighthearted evening out. It’s a bit slow

70
During previews
Dying City
Midtown W
Disappointing, Resonant, Slow

See it if You are a fan of Christopher Shin it has a curious time warp set up and several interesting plot lines but ultimately doesn’t deliver

Don't see it if You want a fun light evening out. A high tech Broadway musical or well developed story line. This had potential but failed 😐

73
Relevant, Slow, Overrated, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You Love Sam Shepard it’s funny and eloquently poetic at times

Don't see it if Uneven acting, Slow, it gets bogged down and loses the impact of the prose and tragedy

83
During previews
Quirky, Slow, Resonant, Clever

See it if You like clever banter about serious subjects like the complicated nature of relationships and our vulnerabilities

Don't see it if You want a Light evening with lots of action. This is a dialogue in a room during one night

72
During previews
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Resonant, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if Great acting,some quirky clever lines. Serious Sad subject matter but it’s potential is elusive

Don't see it if You want a fully developed story. It’s a painful complicated situation that is glossed over w Happy Talk. It is Frustrating in its flaws

87
All My Sons
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like O’Neil at his best with Great acting and a thoughtful sad story

Don't see it if You want a light easy night out

85
Quirky, Resonant, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want Great acting and are interested in the personal social dynamics of a political power couple

Don't see it if You are seeking a historical in depth study of the real Clinton’s and a typical Broadway extravaganza

81
Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like 1 man shows spare in production with well crafted Clever in its narrative simplicity and stories

Don't see it if You are sensitive to The dark and neon or seek high drama and a complex linear theme

77
During previews
Intense, Relevant, Excruciating, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You like to squirm, this is an intensely creepy exploration of codependency These are unflattering characters who bask in their manipulating

Don't see it if Blatant Sex, and the toxic relationships trigger you. The ending twist works though

88
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Resonant, Intelligent, Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You appreciate great writing and acting in an intimate setting. Clever exploration of relationship dynamics

Don't see it if You want a short and literal rendition of Uncle Vanya

73
Quirky, Indulgent, Funny, Disappointing

See it if Starts out clever and amusing About misogyny , office politics and how one conforms and adopts to peer pressure

Don't see it if You want real substance and development of characters it’s subtle, Slow ultimately disappointing. More of a 1 liner that’s thin

85
During previews
Intelligent, Refreshing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You enjoy 1person shows simply but effectively done about a real event that is not usually talked about so honestly

Don't see it if Child porn/sex addiction triggers you. This is focused on the repercussions on the family of the addict A tricky perspective well done

86
During previews
Fiercely Independent
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like 2 people plays that discourses on the complicated nature of relationships, well meaning and full of misunderstandings

Don't see it if You want an easy light hearted 70 minutes with a happy ending

73
During previews
Delightful, Disappointing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Great acting and staging. Fun and fast paced but superficial

Don't see it if You want a serious profound exploration of female identity in Africa This deals with more universal stereotypes

84
During previews
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You appreciate great acting,sets and a clever fast paced romp exploring Legacy, Memory, arts influence on us and life’s influence on artists

Don't see it if You want a simple narrative with a linear plot This twists and turns around time. A conceptual “thriller “

67
During previews
The Cake
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Great staging, Indulgent

See it if You Really like the 70’s show she is very good. The sets are pretty well done

Don't see it if You are bored and annoyed by a simplistic dull rendition of gay marriage vs fundamental religious values

82
Generation NYZ
East Village
Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You appreciate hearing the stories of millennials from diverse and difficult backgrounds speak in short monologues. Sad & Without self pity

Don't see it if You want something light and action packed with a fancy set

93
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like great acting and writing about serious subjects of race, gender and privilege. Well developed complex narrative

Don't see it if You want something light and easy that won’t challenge your comfort zone

84
Red State Blue State
West Village
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like 1 man comedy about politics It’s quick witted and clever

Don't see it if You want a fancy set and big production

77
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if Sci Fi about cloning ,identity and family relationships and a serious study about suicide 2,Long 1 acts great acting

Don't see it if Talky serious drama is not your thing in a small intimate space a bit claustrophobic

78
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You like historical drama about protests during the Vietnam war done in a poetically simple way

Don't see it if You don’t like wordy minimalist subtlety nuanced productions that pack a powerful punch

63
During previews
Make Believe
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like children acting, they were pretty good

Don't see it if You expect a story, plot or character development. At 80 minutes it seemed LONG

95
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You appreciate great acting and writing about complicated family dynamics and identity

Don't see it if You want an easy happy story

70
During previews
Indulgent, Great acting, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You are a big fan of H.Feifer, and want to see a new spin on the Three Sisters well acted in a simple intimate setting

Don't see it if You want a traditional staging of Chekhovs play if gratuitous profanity irritates you. If you want a sensitive profound exploration

73
Handbagged
Midtown E
Ambitious, Great staging, Slow, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of Margaret Thatcher & the Queen /British politics and narrative non action theater Good lighting, staging and acting

Don't see it if Wordy renditions of history is boring to you or you seek flashy sets, and Action. These are serial monologues like skimming the newspaper

86
Something Clean
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You appreciate awesome acting in an intimate setting about a serious subject sensitively portrayed from a point of view not often discussed

Don't see it if You want a light easy evening at the theater with a big broadway vibe

90
During previews
Long Lost
Midtown W
Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You appreciate Great acting and a fabulous set. It triggers with twists of deception and vulnerability

Don't see it if Complicated Family dynamics and dying are subjects you want to avoid.

74
Lockdown
West Village
Ambitious, Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You like intimate theater about challenging subjects.

Don't see it if Incarceration and our penal system triggers you

67
During previews
Continuity
Midtown W
Relevant, Slow, Cliched

See it if You like plays that dance @ personal problems and global warming / global .Doom & Gloom is a bummer so they embrace the artificial Hollywood

Don't see it if You want a serious and profound story This embraces the superficial stance as our only doomed option as we repeat our mistakes endlessly

92
During previews
Entangled
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like an in-depth character driven exploration of the ramifications of gun violence from opposite perspectives

Don't see it if You want something frivolous and elaborate these are monologues on a bare stage.

72
During previews
Ink
Midtown W
Resonant, Relevant, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You like British theater about newspaper politics and corruption

Don't see it if Loud mouthed Blustering irritates and a rather superficial story of ego and exploitation

80
Feel good style faith, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You like serious stories with a feel good faith thread both in religion and ultimately humanity

Don't see it if A 19 yr old playing a 6 th grader is distracting and religion and the hardships of life are not something you want to deal with

76
Miracle in Rwanda
Midtown W
Disappointing, Relevant, Intense, Great acting

See it if You like 1 woman shows , great acting and serious subjects with a Christian thread of redemption

Don't see it if You want a light night out and want a sleek elaborate production. This is spare in content and form

70
During previews
Burn This
Midtown W
Funny, Slow, Overrated, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like revivals of lanford Wilson classics ,love Keri and her roommate were wonderful Lots of funny lines

Don't see it if Very uneven acting , no chemistry no burn no real development ultimately disappointing seemed to meander and fizzle

70
Perp
Midtown W
Cliched, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in a small theater production about the unfair exploitation by the powerfully corrupt against a naive sweet soul

Don't see it if Stereotypes and simplistic constructions annoy you and you long for a subtle deeply subtle crafted story

91
During previews
After
Midtown E
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like serious theater that debates Nature vs Nurture in a sad powerful study of family dynamics @ bullying

Don't see it if You want a light evening of theater

73
Dying in Boulder
East Village
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You’re interested in the subject of dying and family relationships and the life choices we must make

Don't see it if needs to be edited too long slow and meandering. It’s a pity because there is some good content but it gets disapaited by too broad scope

85
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like intimate theater with great acting ,no sets , 2 actors and a lot of interesting content exploring cross cultural complications

Don't see it if You want an easy happy story and a big production.

74
Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like science , art ,and an exploration of relationship dynamics It didn’t go deep enough but was entertaining

Don't see it if You want to be seriously challenged. This is more stereotypical but fun enough

75
During previews
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You like women centered funny well acted theater with a farcical flare

Don't see it if You want a fully developed linear play. It started well but lost focus in its metaphors.

76
During previews
Clever, Disappointing, Great acting, Slow

See it if You like Lyn Nottage. Great acting about race with touching humour and great sets and costumes

Don't see it if Second act rambles and takes away from the humor and cleverness of first act without adding much so you leave disappointed

77
Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like Neil Labute and monologues in an intimate setting about racism. 2/3 of the 1 Acts were very good

Don't see it if You are offended by controversial subjects and want easy theater

80
During previews
Joan
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if You like small theater productions /talky Biographies about the complicated choices we make in our lives

Don't see it if It was a bit Too complicated less would have been More. More development of the themes / too all encompassing it diluted the message

84
During previews
God Said This
West Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like family drama about serious issues. Great acting well developed characters Sad reality

Don't see it if Cancers and death triggers you. No happy ending here Small intimate theater

68
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like 1 man solos in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You want a deep thoughtful exploration of the complexities of dealing with serious disease and it’s ramifications on the family it’snot here

84
During previews
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Edgy

See it if You appreciate strong acting and serious family drama about the moral choices we have to make

Don't see it if You want something simple and light