Playsthething

New York City | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (34)
74
During previews
Confusing, Self consciously added dance numbers meant play couldn’t have the courage of its convictions and actors had to break character, Good acting but uneven dialect work a distraction, Uneven directing, Absorbing

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.

90
Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

80
Intense, Disturbing, Well acted, Timely, Edgy

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

87
Edifying, Solid work, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

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

70
Somewhat depressing, Sinister, Well acted, Intimate, Intriguing

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

93
Humorous and affecting, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

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

74
During previews
Fun british fare, Needs editing, Well acted, Disappointing, Cliched

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

51
During previews
Insipid, Ambitious, Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

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

69
Absorbing, Promising, Sometimes strains credulity, Terrific acting, Writing needs cuts

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

73
During previews
Terrific acting, A bit confusing, Evocative, Entertaining, Clever

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.

71
Animated tableau, Visual urban feast, Ambitious, Clever, Wonderfully creative

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

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

77
Funny, Cutting edge, Well acted, Absorbing, Entertaining

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

40
Miscast, Inauthentic, Contrived, Disappointing, Ambitious

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

90
Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Delightful, Absorbing

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

97
Original, Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

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.

78
Well written, Disappointing, Ambitious, Thought provoking, Clever

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)

85
Redemptive, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

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

77
Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

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.

68
Great singing, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Disappointing

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.

86
Ambitious, Brave, Thought provoking, Great acting, Clever

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

Don't see it if you want shallow entertainment

72
Clever, Disappointing, Funny, Entertaining, Confusing

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

89
During previews
Resonant, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

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

69
A bit trite, Not particularly edifying, Nice acting, Ambitious, Banal

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

100
During previews
Brilliant, witty writing, Consummate directing and acting, Fresh, Funny, Delightful

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.

82
Existential, Deep, Enchanting, Absorbing, Clever

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

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

61
Noir, Good acting, Absorbing, Cliched, Ambitious

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

72
Sexist, Cliched, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

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
Original, Interesting, Evocative, Well acted, Ambitious

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

87
Intimate, Beautifully acted, Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

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

87
Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

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.

85
During previews
Funny, Great staging, Beautifully acted, Absorbing

See it if You like excellently crafted British theatre

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

70
Innovative, Absorbing, Disappointing, Entertaining, Clever

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

99
For a previous production
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

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

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

85
Inspiring, Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful

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

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