Queen of the Apes

New York City | 50-64 | Female
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Reviews (11)
87
Bechdel test passing, Dystopian, Quirky, Funny, Clever

See it if you're drawn to imaginative after-catastophe narratives. You want to support new work in a theater that consistently encourages it.

Don't see it if repetition drives you out of your gourd and/or your imagination only functions with an assist from Hollywood level sets and special effects.

95
The Crucible (Bedlam)
East Village
Funny, Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Clever

See it if You are familiar with the play and open to the idea of a fresh take. You're a fan of both narrative and representational work.

Don't see it if You're wearing a tank top - the theater is freezing - or if you're habitually late. They start promptly and latecomers must wait 30 min.

73
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Historical, Slow, Relevant

See it if If you want to know more about this period in history, or are a history buff. If you are a Brian Cox fan

Don't see it if You haven't had 50 cups of coffee. I was reminded of the great Dr. Katz quote, "Look how much work it takes to bore me."

75
Slow, Dated, Cliched

See it if You have never seen it before and are a completionist with a researcher's patience for theater history

Don't see it if You have limited patience for the cadences of slam poetry.

Also Seems like it would have been a lot more fun to be in this one than wa... Read more Read less

96
Thrilling, Heartwrenching, Cathartic, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You grew up listening to the 8 track tape, til the 8 track tape wore out.

Don't see it if You're exclusively into American Idol-sounding twaddle.

88
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Ambitious, Epic, Intense

See it if you've brushed up on your MacBeth, you won't fall to pieces if you're separated from your friends, you like snooping in drawers

Don't see it if You've got a haunted house phobia, the only thing you know about MacBeth is out out damn spot, you can't deal with wearing a mask

90
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you're a Chekhov-head, you loved Stupid Fckn Bird, you believe that a creative retelling can deepen enjoyment &shed light on the original

Don't see it if You're the opposite of the above

Also I could've done without the final 5 minutes, and attempt to include th... Read more Read less

98
During previews
Make Believe
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Riveting, Funny

See it if watching adults play children gives you hives, and you appreciate children's resilience, savage emotions, and lack of sentimentality.

Don't see it if you hate children, or can only stomach the sugar-coated version.

Also I, like making non-kids theater with kids. Three of the four kid actor... Read more Read less

95
Peter Pan
Midtown W
Dizzying, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you can torch your holiday plans in favor of catching the last performance a new york times review cannot dictate your opinion you believe

Don't see it if you've got a stick up your heiner you are driven insane by Off-Off-Broadway sensibilities Off-Broadway

Also Truly lovely. ... Read more Read less

90
Rancho Viejo
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Entertaining

See it if You have experienced some middle aged ennui yourself. You are a middle aged actress ISO juicy monologues.

Don't see it if You insist upon perfection. Just the thought of a dream sequence tightens your sphincter.

97
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Quirky, Great staging, Delightful, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You are inspired by inventive, low budget staging, and believe that Jane Austen was a social satirist.

Don't see it if you require high budget effects and bland spectacle.