Rachel A 6175

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  I'm a terrible actress who loves the theater. I go as much as possible.
Reviews (79)
68
God's Necklace
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Resonant, Relevant, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in Sudanese culture and recent historical events, along with problems of refugee resettlement.

Don't see it if You like traditional plays that don't meander.

Also I think this play has so much potential. Right now it's about an hour ... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Exquisite, Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if If you want to see some outstanding acting and a devastating play that really makes you think.

Don't see it if You dislike plots that are not exactly linear or you avoid depressing topics.

70
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Slow, Intense, Disappointing

See it if Some excellent acting and a play about serious themes.

Don't see it if You dislike intellectual discussions onstage.

65
During previews
Sunday
Chelsea
Disappointing, Insipid, Indulgent, Slow, Great acting

See it if You are a young member of the intelligentsia and want to see your demographic portrayed on stage.

Don't see it if You are expecting a play that is illuminating or thought-provoking.

87
Make Believe
Midtown W
Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You like small-scale stories rather than big Broadway blowouts.

Don't see it if You prefer grandiose scenery and over-the-the top acting.

Also I saw Small Mouth Sounds a few years ago and liked it, but didn't love... Read more Read less

79
Profound, Great acting, Intense, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You like plays that mix weirdness and comedy, but have something significant to say. The acting is outstanding.

Don't see it if You don't like weirdness or vulgar language.

85
Sakina’s Restaurant
West Village
Poignant, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in contemplating the difficulties that immigrants and their children face in the U.S.

Don't see it if You dislike one-person shows.

Also This show struck a perfect balance between amusement and poignancy.

73
Edgy, Disappointing, Funny, Overrated, Intense

See it if You dislike classic musicals and want to see something with modern-day relevance.

Don't see it if You love the music of Oklahoma. The arrangements in this adaptation change the tunes significantly in many cases.

Also I've sung opera for years, so I'm rather nitpicky about singing. I not... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Great acting, Resonant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You enjoy one-man shows where an actor impersonates several characters, and you are interested in the topic of war.

Don't see it if You dislike one-man shows and prefer "fluffy" plays.

80
During previews
Innit
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You are unfazed by British accents and terminology. (I lived in the U.K. so I didn't have problems, but can't speak for others.)

Don't see it if You dislike one-person monologues and have no interest in working-class life in the U.K.

73
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see what is widely considered to be an American classic and learn more about the AIDS epidemic in the 80s.

Don't see it if You cannot sit still for many hours.

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You like stand-up comedy.

Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows or are easily offended.

85
Harry Clarke
West Village
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You like one-man shows and appreciate excellent acting.

Don't see it if You dislike one-man shows and character studies.

85
Clever, Funny, Enchanting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You enjoyed Hamill's versions of Sense and Sensibility and Vanity Fair.

Don't see it if You don't like anyone messing with classics.

Also I enjoyed this production, but not as much as I did Hamill's versions ... Read more Read less

95
Riveting, Profound, Must see, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You appreciate outstanding acting and a truly magnificent play.

Don't see it if You are upset by descriptions of violence.

70
Shell Shock
Soho/Tribeca
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You are interested in PTSD.

Don't see it if You have no interest in PTSD and you have difficulty understanding British accents and vocabulary.

86
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Masterful, Profound, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you appreciate theater that makes you think, rather than theater that simply entertains.

Don't see it if You are squeamish, or if you only like cheerful shows.

75
For a previous production
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Dizzying

See it if You enjoy slapstick and strong comic acting.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy slapstick, or if you didn't like the play Noises Off.

83
During previews
Kim's Convenience
Midtown W
Funny, Slow, Relevant, Great acting, Clever

See it if You are interested in the immigrant experience and don't mind a predictable plot.

Don't see it if You prefer a lot of action and variety of scenery.

70
Underground
Midtown E
Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in philosophical perspectives on dating and modern life.

Don't see it if You don't like minimal sets.

75
The Assignment
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Slow

See it if You enjoy plays that feature multi-layered characters and that make you think about topical issues.

Don't see it if You don't like two-person, small-scale shows.

84
During previews
Baghdaddy
Midtown W
Ambitious, Scrappy, Funny, Clever, Quirky

See it if You like frenetic, off-beat shows that are unlike anything you'll see on Broadway.

Don't see it if You don't like people poking fun at governmental institutions, or you expect the sort of polished productions you see on Broadway.

84
During previews
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You have an interest in international affairs.

Don't see it if You don't like "talky" plays.

75
Not That Jewish
Midtown W
Amusing, Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You are familiar with Jewish humor and traditions.

Don't see it if You are not familiar with Jewish humor and traditions and have no interest in them.

68
The Oregon Trail
Upper W Side
Slow, Funny, Quirky, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You are intrigued by the concept of choosing your destiny and are interested in the subject of depression.

Don't see it if You require elaborate sets to focus your attention on a story line.

80
During previews
Refreshing, Funny, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like small-scale plays with eccentric characters.

Don't see it if You are expecting big-budget Broadway.

75
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Quirky, Slow, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy silliness on stage.

Don't see it if You are expecting a show that reaches the quality of Groundhog Day or Tootsie - both of which are delightful shows based on movies.

70
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Slow, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see the amazing Brian Cox live and learn more about what went on when LBJ was president.

Don't see it if You can't sit still for long periods of time. The second act took forever.

85
During previews
Betrayal
Midtown W
Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're a Harold Pinter fan and like theater that makes you think.

Don't see it if You are expecting a grand spectacle or fluffy entertainment.

82
Mac Beth
West Village
Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious, Refreshing

See it if You want to see a fresh perspective on a classic along with some exceptionally talented young actors.

Don't see it if You are wedded to the classics and/or dislike violence.

70
During previews
Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Overrated

See it if You liked Fabulation.

Don't see it if If you were expecting plays as striking as Ruined and Sweat, both of which were wonderful.

68
A Solo From The Pit
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Clever

See it if You dislike opera and like unusual, jazz-infused music.

Don't see it if You love opera. The performer almost makes fun of opera.

Also The performer is charming and talented. But beware of attending if you... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You have a scientific bent and enjoy mash-ups of genres.

Don't see it if You have problems following scientific theories presented rapidly.

90
Enchanting, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Refreshing

See it if You want to see a "gem," as at least one review has described it, that's different from your typical Broadway show.

Don't see it if You prefer blockbuster, ear-splitting Broadway musicals that are designed to entertain rather than enlighten.

66
Grace is Good
East Village
Cliched, Disappointing, Ambitious, Relevant, Slow

See it if You are curious about the gray lines in today's MeToo environment.

Don't see it if You hate the frequent use of cliches in dialogue.

Also There is a kernel of a good idea here, but the play could use some tig... Read more Read less

87
Mlima's Tale
East Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Epic, Intense

See it if You are concerned about animal welfare and are open to unusual ways of presenting topical, controversial issues.

Don't see it if You prefer straightforward plays that are simply entertaining rather than thought-provoking.

70
Dogs of Rwanda
Chelsea
Ambitious, Slow, Cliched, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You are interested in the manifestations of trauma.

Don't see it if You seek new insights into the causes of genocide and Rwandan history.

87
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting

See it if You enjoy entertaining plays about serious subjects.

Don't see it if You dislike feminism.

92
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You love silliness executed beautifully, and great comic acting.

Don't see it if You are a purist when it comes to Shakespeare.

73
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You appreciate modern translations of Euripides plays.

Don't see it if You prefer big-budget productions.

75
Charolais
Midtown E
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You like humorous one-person shows about seemingly banal topics.

Don't see it if You dislike one-person shows that illuminate different cultures and rural living.

68
Van Gogh's Ear
Midtown W
Slow, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You like multimedia performances that incorporate projections, singing and acting.

Don't see it if You get bored easily.

92
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to chuckle nearly nonstop and see some great comic acting.

Don't see it if You dislike literature turned into plays.

90
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You have a slightly offbeat sense of humor and enjoy energetic, funny productions.

Don't see it if You expect a staged version of the movie.

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You want to see some incredible acting and a slice of U.K. life that is rarely portrayed in the media.

Don't see it if You have problems understanding British accents and slang, or you don't like monologues.

71
Overrated, Slow, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of Allison Janney.

Don't see it if You don't like "talky" plays, unpleasant characters, or unrealistic plot lines (even though the play is based on a true story).

91
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You like clever experimentation with plays based on classic books.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional productions.

79
Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You enjoy unusual approaches to storytelling.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional plays and staging.

83
During previews
The Moors
Midtown W
Clever, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You like off-the-beaten-path productions that entertain you but also make you think.

Don't see it if You do not like hints of same-sex relationships.

92
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Profound, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You are a Martin McDonagh fan and appreciate great acting.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to travel to BAM or you can't afford orchestra seats. Hard to understand the Irish accents from the balcony.