Renata 7077

New York City

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Reviews (139)
60
During previews
Slow, Ambitious, Disappointing, Tedious, Insufficient

See it if for a small slice of history told as a before and after with some fine acting

Don't see it if the lack of depth and information gap, falls short and you expect something more fulfilling.

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if for an innovative production and great ensemble acting regarding a historical and controversial individual

Don't see it if no reason not to see it

65
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Ambitious, Edgy, Onerous, Dizzying, Fast-paced

See it if for watching the growing pains of an insular world of two individuals

Don't see it if for the quick pace and indecipherable dialogue (at times) due to heavy accents

65
Great music, Ambitious, Unconventional, Clever, Confusing

See it if Strange stories from inhabitants on other worlds relating their memories, co-existences (not unlike ours), while using language creatively

Don't see it if Following non-continuous and concocted notions is not a easy path to follow

60
Downtown Race Riot
Midtown W
Great staging, Bland, Dated, Insipid, Indulgent

See it if for a period piece of disaffected characters

Don't see it if for lackluster relationships (for the most part)

80
During previews
The Children
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing, Relevant, Quirky

See it if for a different and refreshing look at issues affecting individuals

Don't see it if more action is expected; it's handled more subtly

79
Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to be entertained by a creative lightweight production

Don't see it if you prefer a more classic approach

85
A Deal
Chelsea
Clever, Great writing, Relevant, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if for the subject matters of deception, truth, family, individualism and consequences of trying to succeed

Don't see it if no reason not to see it

80
Shadowlands
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if for an appealing and engaging story about two unlikely individuals finding love with each other

Don't see it if no reason not to see it

78
Junk
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if for a brisk portrayal of the manipulations, moralizings and principles of the financial world

Don't see it if seeking a more in-depth study of the mechanics is expected

82
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Great writing

See it if for interconnected stories over a time span concerning truths and lies

Don't see it if having to adjust yourself to understand the relationships, each time a scene jumps back and forth in time

85
Oedipus El Rey
East Village
Absorbing, Edgy, Robust, Intense, Refreshing

See it if for an interesting contemporary take of a Greek tragedy

Don't see it if you like your classics classic

55
Ambitious, Quirky, Disappointing, Erratic, Brisk

See it if an unconventional approach to Shakespeare

Don't see it if it is unpleasant to listen to unintelligible speed-talking and view busy choreographed distractions simultaneously

79
During previews
Office Hour
East Village
Absorbing, Edgy, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if for perspectives of how people deal with and view a person who doesn't fit the mold causing real and imagined responses

Don't see it if the tension of the unknown and possible violence make you uncomfortable

73
Great staging, Indulgent, Ambitious, Dated, Great writing

See it if for a portrait of a family's allusions, illusions and disillusions during a certain time in history re issues which still resonate today

Don't see it if period pieces don't appeal to you

79
The Mecca Tales
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Touching

See it if for stories delving into the individual's conflict and the struggle to overcome

Don't see it if you expect more religious emphasis

75
The Violin
Midtown E
Dated, Entertaining, Cliched, Slow, Great staging

See it if you like something light, simple and straightforward

Don't see it if you prefer more depth and less predictability

79
Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Resonant, Intense

See it if for the consequences of what happens when power, fantasies and delusions come to face with realities

Don't see it if dialogue is your preference to monologues

79
During previews
No Wake
Midtown E
Great writing, Absorbing, Edgy, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if for complex relationships between characters and results of these interactions

Don't see it if expecting detailed characterization and compassion between the characters.

79
During previews
The Last Match
Midtown W
Great staging, Resonant, Funny, Ambitious, Melodramatic

See it if mores of playing tennis vs. playing life from two individuals coming from different circumstances

Don't see it if characters consistently pumped up on their own adrenaline may be a bit overdone

85
Relevant, Resonant, Great staging, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if watching a character being used, lied to, unable to escape from the grips of others seeking to profit off the situation

Don't see it if depicting the brutality of what the haves can do to the have nots can be disturbing

75
During previews
The Treasurer
Midtown W
Great acting, Resonant, Quirky, Relevant, Peturbing

See it if for the reflections and emotions of guilt, anger and love in dealing with an aged parents' decline

Don't see it if you expect well-defined characters and scenes that segue evenly

75
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Resonant, Disturbing, Edgy

See it if for themes of forcing mind control and control of ones' reality in a distorted society

Don't see it if verbal and physical violence upsets you; this is a tough piece.

79
Van Gogh's Ear
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing, Intelligent, Clever

See it if for an interesting approach using classical music, art and word depicting a painter's mind

Don't see it if you're expecting more of the status quo in theater; it leans more to the music

85
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Resonant, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if you like small slices of intra and interpersonal relationships relating to desires, failures, aspirations, love and family

Don't see it if you don't like a quieter slower pace which jumps back and forth to different scenes

80
Absorbing, Intense, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if for a psychological drama with some suspense and twists along the way

Don't see it if certain sexual themes make you uncomfortable.

75
The Undertaking
Midtown E
Absorbing, Intelligent, Ambitious, Quirky, Resonant

See it if for a meditation on mortality told through several stories

Don't see it if you are looking for a more profound experience; it just covers the surface

78
Ballyturk
Brooklyn
Entertaining, Edgy, Quirky, Great staging, Surrealistic

See it if for its wild, absurd and nonsensical approach to themes of life and death

Don't see it if you prefer something straightforward rather than abstract and surreal

78
During previews
Mankind
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Quirky

See it if for an imaginative and cheeky take in a future society inhabited only by men regarding their politics and mores

Don't see it if you are not fond of silliness

85
Today Is My Birthday
West Village
Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if for a creative, lighthearted look at a woman trying to figure out her life

Don't see it if your preference is for a more serious approach

79
A Room In India
Upper E Side
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if for political and social themes, imaginatively handled

Don't see it if lengthy productions and titles (and sometimes not) are tiring for you

70
The Home Place
Chelsea
Great staging, Great acting, Slow, Uneventful, Disappointing

See it if for fine acting on issues within a provincial society

Don't see it if you prefer more drama or more details of the characters

83
During previews
20th Century Blues
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if for strong and distinct female characterizations and relationships

Don't see it if discussions and opinions between accomplished women doesn't hold your interest

50
Jack Goes Boating
East Village
Cliched, Disappointing, Quirky, Ambitious, Insipid

See it if awkward and exaggerated personal traits of the characters is amusing

Don't see it if awkward and exaggerated personal traits of the characters is not amusing

73
During previews
Muswell Hill
Midtown W
Quirky, Edgy, Absorbing, Funny, Great staging

See it if for contrasting characters, their views and social deterioration as the evening wears on

Don't see it if you'd like more depth; it covers the superficial layer of the arguments; depending on seat location, dialogues are difficult to hear

79
During previews
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Resonant, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if for a light satire on politics, power and sex themes to reach ones' goals

Don't see it if your preference is for a less frivolous approach

92
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Must see

See it if for two funny and lovely performances: one, a sweet slapstick and the other, an engaging discourse on laughter

Don't see it if no reason not to see it

79
Absorbing, Clever, Resonant, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if for its originality of using the same characters for different stories relating to certain time periods and events

Don't see it if you prefer something brash in lieu of even-tempered

90
Intense, Absorbing, Powerful, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if for questioning the principles of religion, morality and justice

Don't see it if no reason not to see it

80
During previews
The Bench
East Village
Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Edgy, Clever

See it if for tackling a subject matter of a segment of our population usually unheard

Don't see it if background sound used in the production makes the dialogue inaudible at times might frustrate you

80
Mesquite, NV
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Quirky, Clever, Funny

See it if for a depiction of political maneuvers in a small town

Don't see it if you'd like to take a break from political subjects

75
Squeamish
Midtown W
Edgy, Disturbing, Intense, Ominous, Absorbing

See it if you are open to going places which can make you uncomfortable

Don't see it if unpleasant topics are disagreeable to you

66
During previews
Ambitious, Dated, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing

See it if for an offbeat look at dealing with an epidemic and fearing the unknown

Don't see it if a more substantial and in-depth approach to the subject matter is expected

80
Inanimate
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if for an unconventional and amusing take on the inanimate world

Don't see it if offbeat topics might not be your cup of tea

85
The Climbers
East Village
Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Earnest

See it if a lovely, small, intimate classic on subject matters which still resonate today

Don't see it if you prefer modern to classic plays

75
Resonant, Relevant, Earnest, Cliched, Oscillating

See it if ethnic prejudice, ignorance and stereotyping of a woman striving to break through barriers and become successful

Don't see it if you expect to be riveted; it loses some steam when it vacillates between scenes

30
During previews
The Itch
West Village
Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Muddled, Uneven

See it if for a far-fetched and perplexing abstract work

Don't see it if disconnection between characters devoid of feelings is too unrealistic

85
Charolais
Midtown E
Clever, Funny, Relevant, Delightful, Great writing

See it if you like to be drawn into a well told tale of a woman's quest for love and affection

Don't see it if no reason not to; it's creative and humorous

75
During previews
Great acting, Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Relevant

See it if for a quirky satirical approach of a serious subject

Don't see it if you prefer a more serious approach to the issue without the satire

70
During previews
Ambitious, Great staging, Grim, Harsh, Edgy

See it if a mixture of storytelling though song and dialogue relating to class, power and sex

Don't see it if you prefer not to see a bleak and sad approach of what society can do to people