Sharon 2

New York City | 65+ | Female
About:  I've loved the theater since I was a little girl. I see a few shows a week. My taste is eclectic. I prefer drama to musicals.
Reviews (148)
73
During previews
Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Slow

See it if Adultery, honesty. Obsession. played out in short, scenes and monologues. Excellent acting. great writing. Some aspects not well integrated

Don't see it if If you see a lot of theater this is worth it despite its flaws of flow and lack of integrating some of the personal events.

81
Mud
East Village
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if A serious drama about poverty and trying to get out from under. Grim relationships. Insightful. Excellent staging for a very small stage

Don't see it if If, by the poster, you think you're going to see a comedy. This is dark.

95
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to be throughly entertained. Excellent acting, singing, dancing, staging. Deserves a Broadway run

Don't see it if don't like musicals. However, this might change your mind. Humor, great acting, the full package.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if Excellent writing and acting. Funny, entertaining plot of interplay of American and Mexican neighbors. Laugh out loud with a message

Don't see it if A fun way to explore differences

68
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Nostalgic

See it if If you want to bring back memories of shows you've seen. Vignettes from various shows.

Don't see it if You want a theatrical piece that has a storyline

85
During previews
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you enjoy a brain twister with great acting, writing and staging. Funny, entertaining and thought provoking

Don't see it if you like a linear plot

95
Alligator Pie
Midtown W
Playful, Enchanting, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want to feel like a kid again. Grown-ups that retain the playfulness of children in a funny and entertaining hour.

Don't see it if You don't like theater for children

58
Disappointing, Clever staging, Female lead was excellent

See it if you're all about NY stories and the theater. Or, to see the excellent actress who played many parts.

Don't see it if if you don't want self aggrandizement and preachy sermon about how to review a play

Also the actual theater entrance is a bar. The ac was at full blast with bl... Read more Read less

88
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if A fun-filled evening with a superior cast of singers and dancers. See it before it closes

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

63
Great acting, Indulgent

See it if you relate to one-person shows about older women

Don't see it if you don't like solo performances

95
During previews
Rotterdam
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if Difficult subject manner handled exceeding well. Acting was superb as was the writing.

Don't see it if you don't like anything relating to gender and sexuality. Or if you don't like plays over 2 hours long

91
A Burial Place
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to go on a journey that takes a left turn half-way through but keeps you enthralled. Theater at its best. A small intimate venue.

Don't see it if you have no imagination, don't like magic realism or small venues

50
Educational,, talented actors,, Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you'd like to learn a little about communisms appeal to southern blacks.

Don't see it if an educational play is banal and doesn't live up to its references in its description. Also, very poorly staged

50
Great dancing devdos, much to be desired in chokher

See it if you enjoy dance you'll like Devdas. Too bad they are paired - by itself it deserves a higher score

Don't see it if If you want to see the worst of Bollywood with such bad casting that two performers take down the whole experience.

85
Eleemosynary
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like an excellent portrayal of three generations of woman and their impact on each other. Well written and acted. Non-linear.

Don't see it if you don't like mother/daughter dynamics, non-linear plays in small theaters

89
During previews
The Collector
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting, Intense

See it if like psychological thrillers, captivity and terror. Because it's such a small room you feel less like an observer-more like your part of it.

Don't see it if you don't like kidnapping and the terror it engenders, or if abuse and confinement are not tolerable.

75
Two Class Acts
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you like one-act plays and AR Gurney. Crossing borders in relationships. Set in the 60s-70s seems dated. Not his best work. Great acting.

Don't see it if you don't like one-act plays or Gurney.

80
Orwell In America
Midtown E
Great acting, Great writing, Too long, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan of Orwell and want a very talky show about socialism. Two strong characters. Great acting.

Don't see it if Not a fan of Orwell. Want a show with more action.

87
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want a zany, inspired story with great staging, multimedia & live actors For kids and adults

Don't see it if you want a traditional experience. Language may be sophisticated for youngsters but they all seemed riveted

90
During previews
Sell/Buy/Date
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if an excellent one-woman show about the sex industry, done with taste, pathos and solid information in an entertaining format.

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows even though this was not a monologue but a great variety of voices.

70
During previews
Inner Voices 2016
Midtown W
Great singing

See it if you like 3 separate stories told thru music. Great voices and acting but content is un-engaging except for the last witch is worth the trip

Don't see it if you don't want to sit through the first two acts to get to the third with was funny and engaging.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if an entertaining solo performance about bringing a new love interest into Ireland. Funny, well written, great performance

Don't see it if don't like solo peformances.

84
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like an "in-your-face" show about race and gender relations. Its edgy and quirky and has full frontal nudity and even humor.

Don't see it if You don't like unusual presentations, are offended by sexual enactments or are thinking of bringing kids.

70
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you want some insight into the Nat Turner slave rebellion with two excellent actors.

Don't see it if a very talky show with lots of religion is not your thing. Also, seeing someone chained during almost the entire performance.

65
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you loved the Golden Girls TV episodes since this is the same, with puppets (life-size) with actors visible with puppets

Don't see it if if you didn't like Golden Girls, are distracted by the actors who carry the puppets around, don't just want a retread of the the TV shows

68
Ace
Upper W Side
Disappointing

See it if The father-son relationship of this one-man show is engaging. The rest if NYC nostalgia in the 80s.

Don't see it if you want more nuance, more drama, more laughs. Its pleasant but it lacks punch.

90
Petie
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if Memory, mental illness, estranged relationships. Some comic relief. Difficult subjects excellently intertwined. great acting and writing

Don't see it if the subjects are too grim, especially the death of a child and guilt

20
Let There Be Stuff
East Village
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you want to see potential unrealized.

Don't see it if you can think of anything else to do

75
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if A delightful interpretation of Shakespeare with music and dance. Some outstanding performances

Don't see it if if you expect more than 5 minutes of Ellen Burstyn

80
False Stars
East Village
Multi-layered, Relevant, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you like the interaction of characters in power plays, secrets, yearning, each living in their own reality

Don't see it if if uneven acting is a downer,

86
Arcadia (PTP)
Chelsea
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if an exceptional production. Lots of science, the understanding of which isn't totally necessary to get the 2 interwoven story lines.

Don't see it if You don't want to think. It takes paying attention but its worth it. It's also long.

Also It might help to read about the plot and scientific principles before ... Read more Read less

89
Cost of Living
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you like excellent writing, acting, staging and acting all in same performance. Difficult (disability) treated well - not a downer

Don't see it if If watching excellent acting by disabled actors is difficult do not go. But you will miss excellent production.'

86
During previews
Pipeline
Upper W Side
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if Young black male + family conflict + racism. Excellent acting and writing. Intense and insightful

Don't see it if If you don't like serious themes.

78
Relevant, Absorbing, Slow

See it if How hatred and prejudice can destroy families. Intense. Slow. Uneven acting but worth seeing

Don't see it if If you don't want to visit themes of homosexuality and violence

69
Daughters of the Mock
East Village
Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if if you like shows about family "traditions" and voodoo.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you don't like anything about voodoo

92
Inventive, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny

See it if the most unusual and entertaining 2 hours of songs, musical instruments, gags, tricks and chocolate chip cookies. Charming. Engaging. Funny.

Don't see it if you want a traditional stand-up story telling routine.

90
In the Room
Chelsea
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if for its insightful writing, great acting and unusual staging. About relationships and how they evolve.

Don't see it if you want action, music and/or a more traditional experience.

50
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you like avant garde theater. Staging was interesting and actors are talented

Don't see it if you want to understand what they were trying to say in more than an overreaching global way. Confusing.

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if you want an insight into the circumstances of many underprivileged and their "start" towards incarceration. Great acting-multiple characters

Don't see it if You don't care about this country;s systemic problems

91
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Educational

See it if you like biographies, this is a serious, entertaining overview of an African American writer during the Harlem Renaissance. Excellent acting

Don't see it if you don't like bios, or aren't interested in African American history.

84
The Harvest
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like intense theater, explores people who are attracted to becoming missionaries. Long without intermission but absorbing throughout

Don't see it if you don't like religious themes, can't sit for almost 2 hours without an intermission

73
A Taste of Honey
Midtown W
Great acting, Dated, Thought-provoking

See it if mother/daughter conflict, poverty and alcohol affect a young girl looking for independence and love

Don't see it if Don't like revivals of older plays about the 50s although it is thought provoking,. A little too long (as most plays of the time)

75
Great singing, Ambitious, Intrusive dancing, Great music

See it if exquisite folk singing, great musicians (unnecessarily) modern dancers. Special shout out to Garth Taylor (next stop broadway!)

Don't see it if if you don't like cabaret seating (long tables for 8) & 2-drink minimums

70
Life Masks
East Village
Entertaining

See it if short plays about acting and old age interest you. Good acting. Well written.

Don't see it if Short plays about acting and age don't interest you.

75
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Dated

See it if you like British comedies about overcoming obstacles for love. A talented cast, easy to follow and entertaining

Don't see it if you don't like British comedies.

70
During previews
Falsettos
Midtown W
Great singing, Great writing, Dated, Cliched

See it if you like Broadway musicals. The singing is great and the staging is innovative.

Don't see it if Although the story itself is relevant, the show seemed dated

78
The Encounter
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Masterful, Digital storytelling

See it if you like edgy shows. This is a digital (you wear special earphones) immersion of storytelling. Its entertaining and a new experience.

Don't see it if you have a hearing problems, want a traditional play and aren't open something totally new

77
Safe
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if you like dramas of teenage girls from upperclass troubled families. Realistic insights.The female leads are very talented.

Don't see it if if you want more nuanced writing, although I thought the experience was worth it despite some expected outcomes.

76
Absorbing, Original, Relevant

See it if you enjoy a solo performance of a very empathetic apt cleaner's experiences in NYC. Well-written and entertaining.

Don't see it if you don't like solo productions with minimal staging and cabaret seating.

91
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if you want an entertaining evening with an extremely talented group of singers/muscians/actors. Great writing. Very clever

Don't see it if you linear narratives