Sarah 7073

New York City

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Reviews (32)
93
Exquisite, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You like just really really really good Shakespeare that’s about the characters and the text

Don't see it if You think Shakespeare needs a lot of bells and whistles and extraneous stuff

Also Worth noting that this simple, elegant, incredibly heartfelt productio... Read more Read less

32
During previews
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if For Ruth Wilson, literally the only good part? Even Queen Gelda was so disappointingly flat, one note, and uninspired.

Don't see it if You need it to be worth it for your butt to hurt that bad from sitting for 3 1/2 hours. You get irate at a pointless and gross sex scene

Also The kind of Shakespeare that really doesn’t get it; the characters had... Read more Read less

99
Slave Play
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if you want to see something that really gets its hands dirty in exploring the lingering, tangled, and inescapable effects of trauma

Don't see it if you're trying to find something to take your parents to

28
Confusing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if lol. Props to the clearly extremely talented and good spirited actors who gave it their all despite everything.

Don't see it if you like theater

Also Pro-tip: when you get frustrated just close your eyes and pretend that... Read more Read less

87
Absorbing, Epic, Resonant

See it if you like communism, you like really well done brechtian stuff, you like getting uncomfortably screamed at about being the bourgeoisie

Don't see it if You have a short attention span, you don’t like guilt, you’re not willing to focus and open up your mind

Also Don’t listen to the haters this is a really powerful piece of theater ... Read more Read less

59
During previews
The Hollower
Soho/Tribeca
Enchanting, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if you like things that border on the surreal, you wanna see some really good actors

Don't see it if you can't get swept up in some meaningful weirdness

Also feel like as a script this is a promising first go at something with a... Read more Read less

76
Delightful, Enchanting, Disappointing, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy a good clown, it's your favorite shakespeare (like me), A+ DESIGN, you appreciate skillfully pulled off bold choices

Don't see it if you're a hater who's too cynical to get down with the story

Also I've never seen a production of this play where the Bohemia part was m... Read more Read less

63
Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you like the weird hyper-poetic tennessee williams plays, you are already excited to see this, you are under 30 and can get cheap tickets

Don't see it if you need to know wtf is going on or have a reason to care about a love affair besides the playwright told you so

Also really great set and cool staging to be sure, and those actors were de... Read more Read less

82
Uncommon Sense
East Village
Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent

See it if You want to get informed and/or know/care about people on the spectrum, you are interested in a highly diverse set of stories about autism

Don't see it if Each story has a narrative thru but if you aren't interested in stories that aren't more traditionally told, it's more of an exploration

Also Super important, learned a lot, some great performances, hi-five.

57
Jessica
West Village
Indulgent, Banal

See it if You want to see a few good performers deal with some shaky text, you get excited about sci-fi

Don't see it if You're looking for an exciting, refreshing, or original spin on the questions surrounding A.I.

83
Delightful, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you like your Measure for Measure to give equal weight and attention to its excellent comedy and seriously icky darkness

Don't see it if you get turned off by potentially gimmicky fourth wall breaking and audience shenanigans, you don't trust highly stylized shakespeare

59
During previews
My Eyes Went Dark
Midtown E
Confusing, Slow, Intense

See it if You like things with small casts, you like feeling vaguely bummed out, you thought Inception was intelligent story telling.

Don't see it if You're easily distracted, rage and grief are boring to watch if you can't be moved to care about the characters, you want to be enthralled.

Also a few really solid and riveting moments were left floundering by a str... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Enchanting, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if You like Chekhov done mostly right, you're interested in a nice intimate production, you get a kick out of creative design and sound effects

Don't see it if You can't deal with some uneven acting, you're uncomfortable not knowing whether or not you should be laughing

65
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Great acting, Fluffy, Quirky, Slow

See it if You enjoy a bit of spectacle and unpredictable choices, you appreciate a mostly coherent and unique twist on a classic

Don't see it if You need to care a whole lot about things like "characters" and "plot" to be able to sit through almost three hours.

70
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Great acting, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy farce, you want to see some powerhouses on stage, awesome costumes make you giddy.

Don't see it if You're looking for something mentally or emotionally stimulating, you don't have a lot of patience.

82
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Ambitious

See it if Your favorite thing about A Doll's House is its honesty about relationships and divorce. You're curious about how someone pulled this off.

Don't see it if No one can convince you Torvald isn't a lost cause, you don't think people in victorian clothes saying "fuck" is funny, marquees annoy you.

79
Plano
East Village
Dizzying, Riveting, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like experiments and theater that really plays with language and conventional logic to create its own rules

Don't see it if you're not interested a little whiplash and being batted around a bit, you don't like the spooky

Also so many moments and individual aspects of this play are phenomenal, bu... Read more Read less

74
During previews
The Dance of Death
East Village
Hilarious, Great acting, Dated

See it if Smart Strindberg adaptation full of pretty excellent black black comedy, directed really well and acted really well, why not

Don't see it if that's not a terribly exciting proposition

Also Somewhat nice to be reminded that while Strindberg really hates women,... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Slow

See it if you like Brecht and/or Raúl Esparza, you appreciate a takedown of fascism that doesn't shy away from the nefarious complicity of capitalism

Don't see it if honestly kinda boring but intelligent and ultimately probably worth your time if you can swing for the tickets.

92
During previews
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you wanna see something new and bold, you need to cry and laugh with a brilliant woman (and a brilliant teenager) about the world

Don't see it if no excuse

48
During previews
Tremor
Midtown E
Banal, Boring

See it if ugh

Don't see it if bleh

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you know what's good for you and what's good for you is marin ireland in what is definitely and secretly tennessee williams' best play

Don't see it if you don't like ugly crying in public, you're an actor with anxiety issues who'll fall into a sinkhole at a truly untouchable performance

Also just kidding about that last part see it anyway it's worth the sinkhol... Read more Read less

67
Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You like good sketch stuff, you want to laugh

Don't see it if you're looking for a really resonant and deep story about the aftermath of a bad breakup - a fun show but ultimately rings a little hollow

79
Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Disappointing

See it if Edi Gathegi's outrageously awesome performance is reason enough to see this show, where did you get that stamina sir may I please have some

Don't see it if you're not down with occasionally stale and uninteresting philosophizing and poorly applied 4th wall breaking

Also When this play works, when the ideas and thoughts are translated effec... Read more Read less

82
Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You like a tight and well-paced cut of Shakespeare, you're excited by the well-executed concept, you like pop music

Don't see it if The quality of the acting runs the gamut from outstanding to meh and you can't get past that, you like bells and whistles.

93
A Brimful of Asha
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if you want to feel touched and spoken to and charmed and warm and fuzzy. you want to see a spin on family drama. you like snacks.

Don't see it if you have no soul, you don't like snacks.

87
During previews
Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see what some really talented artists do with a limited story, you like classic literature

Don't see it if You don't like tidy bows at the ends of stories, you think syphilis is boring

68
During previews
Cliched, Great acting, Relevant

See it if I mean, it's free.

Don't see it if You get annoyed with people trying way too hard to fit Shakespeare into a specific exploration of "issues."

77
Arlington
Brooklyn
Resonant, Dizzying, Enchanting

See it if You like dance, you like poetry, you like feelings, you want to see some cool set design

Don't see it if You don't like being a little lost, you don't care for multi-media, you really can't get down with fluorescent lights

71
Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You want to do something fun, you want to see some really solid young talent, you dig the beatles

Don't see it if bad production values bother you, you are super judgmental and/or traditionalist, you can't just relax and enjoy nice things.

64
Confusing, Intense

See it if Imperfect things with potential are helpful for you to see. You like intimate theater. You like fixing directing problems in your head.

Don't see it if PTSD, addiction, and death being handled without a super-fine touch bothers you. You tire easily of monologues.

Also There are really promising characters here, some good moments, and som... Read more Read less

91
Cry Havoc!
West Village
Absorbing, Masterful, Resonant, Riveting, Ambitious

See it if You love and believe in Shakespeare, you can have an open mind about solo shows, you want to be impressed by someone's physical fitness.

Don't see it if The decompression circle/talkback at the end would make you super uncomfortable, you can't deal with frank discussions of violence.