Playsthething

New York City | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (42)
88
Refreshing, Absorbing, Edifying, Wonderful staged, Beautifully acted
March 6th, 2020

See it if You like great theatre, found here in these two good stories, well told, by two Russian authors with contrasting worldviews on love

Don't see it if You don’t like costume drama

70
Incantata
Chelsea
Esoteric, Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent
March 1st, 2020

See it if You like art and poetry and are up for a creative and brain-engaging one-man performance piece

Don't see it if You are literal-minded or need a straightforward narrative play

88
During previews
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
February 22nd, 2020

See it if You want to see a three-person play in which a depraved sex addict meets with - and is ultimately undone , if not saved by - grace.

Don't see it if Explicit sexual language is a deal breaker, even if ultimately not gratuitous. I nearly walked out at one point, but so glad I didn’t.

77
TERRA FIRMA
Gramercy
Confusing, Great staging, Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking
October 10th, 2019

See it if Cutting edge theatre, so beautifully acted, however the play itself doesn’t quite bring it home with the allegory it seems to want to make

Don't see it if Absurdist or new plays

96
This is Why We Live
East Village
Funny, Exquisite, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting
September 24th, 2019

See it if You are up for a fabulously refreshing piece of physical theatre which takes you on a delightful and moving poetical adventure

Don't see it if You don’t like devised intellectual theatre, even if approachable. But SEE IT! It is a work of art that nourishes the soul.

87
During previews
All the Rage
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing
September 14th, 2019

See it if You’re up for an intimate conversational piece written and performed by an actor who offers up a gamut-run of human experience and emotion

Don't see it if You want jazz hands

93
During previews
Little Women
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Funny, Delightful
May 23rd, 2019

See it if You want to see an engaging and thoughtful ,fresh, relevant and seamlessly written and directed adaptation of the classic story,

Don't see it if Tssst tsst! No reason not to see it!

92
Miracle in Rwanda
Midtown W
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
April 21st, 2019

See it if You want to be enthralled from beginning to end by one actor playing multiple roles in telling an astonishing story.

Don't see it if You don’t like beautiful stories of human triumph

74
During previews
Absorbing, Uneven directing, Good acting but uneven dialect work a distraction, Self consciously added dance numbers meant play couldn’t have the courage of its convictions and actors had to break character, Confusing
February 18th, 2019

See it if Mint Theatre does great costumed revivals of vintage plays. Worth seeing this good though not as good as expected from Mint play.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays in which language and action hold equal value.

77
Joan
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging
January 28th, 2019

See it if You like seeing great acting and directing

Don't see it if You are not into existential pieces. The writing is sometimes self consciously verbose, the arc leaves us unedified.

90
Days to Come
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant
October 7th, 2018

See it if You like a chance to see a period piece by a famous Woman playwright when few women were, and want some great edifying drama.

Don't see it if Are not interested in ideas and great character work in a moving play, but prefer a fluffy musical.

68
Holy Ghosts
Chelsea
Disappointing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Great singing
October 7th, 2018

See it if You are curious about Romulus Linney, Laura Linney’s Dad, who was a fixture of the theatre world in his time.

Don't see it if You don’t like a lot of shouting in small spaces.

80
Edgy, Timely, Well acted, Disturbing, Intense
June 20th, 2018

See it if You are interested in hard edge drama with a socio-sexual theme, want to see actors do brave, honest work

Don't see it if if you are not up for disturbing material played out in a small space, definitely not for kids

86
Babette’s Feast
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Thought provoking, Brave, Ambitious
March 27th, 2018

See it if you are interested in tales of grace and redemption

Don't see it if you want shallow entertainment

87
The Home Place
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Solid work, Edifying
December 20th, 2017

See it if You want to see work that has integrity, and be drawn into 19th century Ireland in a relatable way

Don't see it if You don’t like period pieces or are lazy about/can’t work out dialects

Also Really enjoyed this night out hearing Friel be spoken by winsome actor... Read more Read less

72
Peter Pan
Midtown W
Confusing, Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing, Clever
November 26th, 2017

See it if You like an inventive well acted take on an old story

Don't see it if You are wanting the sense of wonder and innocence which Peter Pan traditionally brings..

Also The production would have done so much better if it didn’t feel it had... Read more Read less

70
Intriguing, Intimate, Well acted, Sinister, Somewhat depressing
November 11th, 2017

See it if You like well acted intrigue

Don't see it if You want lighter fare

Also Seemed the playwright was working out an ambivalence towards God and w... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Uncommon Sense
East Village
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Resonant
October 31st, 2017

See it if You like innovative ensemble theatre with poignancy and social relevance

Don't see it if You want more conventional drawing room theater

93
Petie
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Humorous and affecting
September 24th, 2017

See it if You like a well written, transporting story which touches on themes of faith, guilt and grief in the contemporary Deep South

Don't see it if You wish to navigate shallower theatrical waters

Also The acting from the whole cast was some of the most engaging, honest a... Read more Read less

69
Precious Little Talent
Upper W Side
Banal, Ambitious, Nice acting, Not particularly edifying, A bit trite
September 24th, 2017

See it if You're curious to see a translatlantic work by a young British playwright which is nicely acted and directed but somehow misses its mark

Don't see it if You are not theatrically adventurous and expect only the tightest and most affecting storytelling

74
During previews
Invincible
Midtown E
Cliched, Disappointing, Well acted, Needs editing, Fun british fare
June 10th, 2017

See it if If you are a theatre buff who is keen on seeing young playwrights out of Britain, and like relevant, current work with solid British actors

Don't see it if You don't want to sit through 2h15mins of theatre that runs the gamut from funny to good to pat and somewhat missing the mark

100
During previews
The Liar
East Village
Delightful, Funny, Fresh, Consummate directing and acting, Brilliant, witty writing
January 22nd, 2017

See it if You like rapid-fire wit and watching actors on top of the game of physical and linguistic comedy, or just like a plain good laugh.

Don't see it if You like none of the above.

51
During previews
Shades
West Village
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Ambitious, Insipid
November 16th, 2016

See it if Like theme of show, which at least is noble in its attempt to explore themes of veteran life and war and how it affects families

Don't see it if Will get frustrated by lack of plot, over- expository writing and characters who serve more as mouthpieces for psychology talking points

82
The Encounter
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Enchanting, Deep, Existential
October 1st, 2016

See it if An innovative theatre experience that is engaging and provocative

Don't see it if You traditional theatre that is linear

69
Safe
East Village
Writing needs cuts, Terrific acting, Sometimes strains credulity, Promising, Absorbing
September 23rd, 2016

See it if You are interested in playwrights who have been on the scene a while, honing their craft, with something to say, if you like truthful actin

Don't see it if You prefer light musical fare to straight drama, are bothered by swearing

61
Ambitious, Cliched, Absorbing, Good acting, Noir
September 19th, 2016

See it if You want to see how good actors make a problematic play with quirky staging work, you like a period piece with thoughtful costuming

Don't see it if You want something uber polished, less sophemoric

73
During previews
The Good Earth
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Entertaining, Evocative, A bit confusing, Terrific acting
August 22nd, 2016

See it if You like creatively workshopped theatre with a few actors playing different roles, want to see an uncommon play about Wales.

Don't see it if You want a conventional play, have trouble understanding British dialects.

72
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Cliched, Sexist
July 5th, 2016

See it if You want to see consummate comedic acting frim grande dames of the American stage,

Don't see it if You like French accents to be authentic and not cliched renditions which distract from the story and other actors. Or dislike sexist finale.

71
The Paper Hat Game
Financial
Wonderfully creative, Clever, Ambitious, Visual urban feast, Animated tableau
June 30th, 2016

See it if You like offbeat theatre, visual art, puppets

Don't see it if You need a plot-driven play with much verbiage

71
Ambitious, Well acted, Evocative, Interesting, Original
June 22nd, 2016

See it if evocative, original theatre with poignantly acted moments

Don't see it if You don't like plays that are a bit cerebral at times

77
The Healing
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing, Well acted, Cutting edge, Funny
June 22nd, 2016

See it if You care about a profoundly human story

Don't see it if You don't like theatre that has an occasional plodding moment but otherwise portrays an too often untold slice of life with humor and grace

87
The Effect
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Relevant, Beautifully acted, Intimate
May 27th, 2016

See it if You like to see stellar acting in cutting edge, affecting new plays.

Don't see it if You are looking for light and fluffy musical fare

40
Ambitious, Disappointing, Contrived, Inauthentic, Miscast
May 18th, 2016

See it if You are curious to see Gillian Anderson's take on BD.

Don't see it if You know and love Tennessee Williams and are keen on seeing the humanity , vulnerability and lyricism he set out to share

87
City Stories
Midtown E
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining
May 15th, 2016

See it if You like excellently acted, transcendent storytelling with an enchanting musical element, and if you like British culture.

Don't see it if You are expecting full-on musical theatre or prefer superficially entertaining sentimentality over deeply affecting, meaningful work.

90
Idiot
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Great staging, Great acting
May 5th, 2016

See it if You like classics with a fresh twist, great theatre

Don't see it if You don't like inventive multi-media theatre in intimate space

85
During previews
Absorbing, Beautifully acted, Great staging, Funny
April 25th, 2016

See it if You like excellently crafted British theatre

Don't see it if You are put off by northern dialects and salty language

97
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Original
April 17th, 2016

See it if You are into a whole new experience (I am talking about the Yiddish version of DOS). It brought fresh and poignant perspective.

Don't see it if You are not up for a play performed in Yiddish with supertitles.

70
Clever, Entertaining, Disappointing, Absorbing, Innovative
April 17th, 2016

See it if You like me, I mean, Mee. It's a visual and verbal epigrammatic exploration of spiritual musing.

Don't see it if You really wanted a linear exploration of Thomas Merton

78
King Charles III
Midtown W
Clever, Thought provoking, Ambitious, Disappointing, Well written
April 17th, 2016

See it if Like to keep up with British imports, are Royals watcher

Don't see it if If the run has ended (which it has)

99
For a previous production
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining
April 17th, 2016

See it if You are smart and like a bit of wit

Don't see it if If you're a witless twit

85
Women Without Men
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Redemptive
April 17th, 2016

See it if you want to discover a theatrical treasure, and watch a great company of actors at work

Don't see it if If you prefer plot over characterization, though there is plenty of story here

85
Prodigal Son
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Inspiring
April 17th, 2016

See it if You like art that is entertaining and thought-provoking

Don't see it if You want a song and a dance