Sharon Beth

The Bronx | 50-64 | Female
About:  I am a psychiatric nurse who likes psychological dramas and dramas about social issues. I like small indie theaters
Reviews (45)
Preview ssart
94
Formulaic, Uplifting, Great acting

See it if You like very well acted family dramas with an uplifting, though sad, ending

Don't see it if You believe that uplifting endings are too corny. You have a problem with foul language or seeing graphic depictions of sickness

Also This has some of the best acting I have ever seen, and I have seen a l... Read more Read less

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90
Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in the problems and perspectives of immigrant youth in the city

Don't see it if Reading from scripts, plays that are basically just broken up monologues, although they are monologues by a number of people, annoy you

Also Although these monologues are apparently the real stories of the kids ... Read more Read less

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91
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in the assimilation and PTSD issues of refugees. You like relationship dramas with a lot of conversation

Don't see it if You prefer lighter fare. You have difficulty listening to foreign accents on stage.

Also Understanding the actors because of the accents and occasional lack of... Read more Read less

Preview ts9
87
Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in gay cultural history and stories about flawed people trying to connect. Heartfelt dialogue and performances

Don't see it if Psychological dramedys bore you. You are deeply offended by portrayals of anal sex and teens making risqué jokes.

Also Also do not see it if you believe that people who focus on their own e... Read more Read less

Preview ah1
80
Intense, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like historical dramas dealing with moral dilemmas

Don't see it if You dislike shows with a lot of dialogue and little action You find oral sex visually hidden but explicitly depicted onstage to be offensiv

Also I realize that there were time constraints but it bothered me that the... Read more Read less

Preview gitm1
91
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if Excellent solo acting about a relevant situation

Don't see it if You have trouble with the prochoice position being expressed well. The prolife position was not expressed as well although it was implied

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86
Edgy, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Like shows on gay themes. Shows about how minority cultures and prejudices change over time

Don't see it if There was symbolism, talking babies, providing commentary for what otherwise would be pure naturalism-this dichotomy can be disconcerting

Also This was just an update of Papa Woof Daddy Hot. Same theme and plot st... Read more Read less

Preview thegreatleap
90
Great staging, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You have a strong interest in modern Chinese history' like BD Wong

Don't see it if You have a real problem when actors voices are unclear

Also I normally have a real problem with preposterous plots trying to pose ... Read more Read less

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90
Disappointing, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You are interested in disability rights, you are interested in an original take on the "nothing in common" theme

Don't see it if You like actors playing romantic relationships to exude chemistry, you dislike plays about identity politics

Preview va1
81
Intense, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in the holocaust and Jewish history

Don't see it if You are not interested in the holocaust You like in depth character studies that focus on people's motivations

Also Although most of the historical characters did not survive (I was glad... Read more Read less

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90
Great writing, Relevant, Clever

See it if You are interested in historical feminism and period pieces

Don't see it if You want a musical or light fare

Also Show was well paced. Dialogue was relevant but not too dense. I was su... Read more Read less

Preview faa1
86
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if If you like gay themed character studies

Don't see it if You need action or a real plot

Also I like seeing different plays with the same theme to see how different... Read more Read less

Preview adeal1
90
Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You have an interest in immigrants, especially Chinese immigrants

Don't see it if You dislike non judgemental treatments of casual sex, (although this was an aside to the story) sometimes over the top characterizations

Also Although this play says nothing new for those who are following the sc... Read more Read less

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75
Original, intelligent

See it if You have a strong interest in Islam and in American Muslim women.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy plays that are on religious themes and that promote Islam

Also There was something missing here somehow. It seemed almost like a comm... Read more Read less

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75
During previews
Disappointing, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in issues of gender fluidity, Chinese modern history, like creative staging

Don't see it if You have a real problem with acting looking like it is acted

Also I see a lot of theater and I cannot remember when I have seen a produc... Read more Read less

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78
Raunchy, Quirky, Overrated, Clever

See it if You like musicals and satire

Don't see it if You want serious theater; you dislike gratuitous sex

Also I suppose it takes a real expert to make a musical with serious things... Read more Read less

Preview ttl1
90
Absorbing, Period drama, Refreshing

See it if You like small town period dramas naturalism good acting

Don't see it if You do not like slow moving dramas about small towns.

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90
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You like shows about mother daughter relationships--shows about women rebelling from traditional roles

Don't see it if You have a problem with pro-life views as well as prochoice views being expressed

Also I do not believe that any reviewers here discussed the elephant in the... Read more Read less

Preview afterglow
90
Intelligent, Great staging, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You like shows about love triangles

Don't see it if You dislike portrayal of gay relationships, male nudity, foul language, strobe lights and non judgemental treatment of drug use and drinkin

Preview boy who danced
95
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You like musicals that make a social and political point as well as psychologically complex

Don't see it if You have a problem with mediocre dance (partially because of the small stage) You do not like political themes or seeing them simplified.

Also The set director did the best he/she could with the set given the smal... Read more Read less

Preview costofliving1
93
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Intense, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in the problems faced by disabled people and their carers. The point of the show is that everyone is disabled in some wa

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with disabled people and their issues. You are uncomfortable about plays about the homeless.

Also There was no explicit nudity (although they may have been careful beca... Read more Read less

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95
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if If you are interested in the immigrant experience and different cultures, interested in 1970s US culture, like creative set design

Don't see it if If you have no interest in the immigrant experience or African culture

Also Very well acted especially when one realizes that the main character p... Read more Read less

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92
Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing, Resonant

See it if You like great immersive sets, thoughtful musicals, interested in gay history

Don't see it if You do not like gay themed shows,

Also I thought this was much better than Kinky Boots and with some tweaking... Read more Read less

Preview sotu2
86
During previews
Dated, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy historical dramedy

Don't see it if You have no interest in historical politics

Also Yes, this is dated but that is the purpose of Metropolitan Playhouse. ... Read more Read less

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75
During previews
Great acting, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You like good acting; you like melodrama (which here was meant to be symbolic) with a historical backdrop

Don't see it if You do not like fictionalized history, and this history was fictionalized into a preposterous story, you dislike melodrama

Also This show wanted to say some serious things about war and the role of ... Read more Read less

Preview tbm2
85
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You are interested in gay parenting and child abuse issues

Don't see it if You are not interested in gay parenting and child abuse issues

Also As someone who has been a caseworker in family court there is nothing ... Read more Read less

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91
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in the emotions of young people on the verge of adulthood. You like great acting and very clever staging

Don't see it if You are expecting the show to be about the problems of African immigrants--this is not that show

Preview lb1
77
Edgy, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in Black gay life; the life of young people without families who come out of the foster care system

Don't see it if You like dance to be done on a full stage, lines that you cannot hear bother you a lot, dislike acting that seems acted

Also This could be a great play but it needs work on the timing, better tra... Read more Read less

Preview forbidden orig
86
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in a realistic depiction of mental illness and a concise but nuanced version of the Me Too situation in theater

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with real depictions of mental illness. You are sick of hearing about Me Too situations although this is nuanced

Also I agree with Daniel K and I do not know why this show is being reviewe... Read more Read less

Preview all i want poster
78
Edgy, Resonant, Quirky

See it if If you like cabaret style pieces. You are interested in seeing works about lesbians

Don't see it if Songs and script with some very explicit description of lesbian sex upset you. Some themes in the show have been explored before

Also It was unclear to me how much of this show was true, especially about ... Read more Read less

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80
Absorbing, Clever

See it if You like Glenda Jackson

Don't see it if You resent caricatures of elderly people with Alzheimer's. The theme of being able to see oneself though time doesn't interest you

Also I am a nurse who has worked with many chronically ill elderly and peop... Read more Read less

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90
Quirky, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like shows about women's empowerment and like some over the top satire

Don't see it if You dislike shows that want to make a political/psychological statement or a tired of the women's empowerment enhancing self esteem theme

Also At first I was a little confused about the combination of naturalism a... Read more Read less

Preview aom show score
89
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if Well acted. See if you are interested in problems of immigrants and assimilation

Don't see it if You have problems with resentful main characters who are flawed

Also This show was about the problems of class mobility as much as the assi... Read more Read less

Preview homecomingqueen showscore
91
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if Interested in modern African life and culture

Don't see it if Want light fare. This is about a woman suffering from post traumatic stress disorder years after she beaten and raped as a young woman.

Also As a psychiatric nurse I am always interested in how mental illness an... Read more Read less

Preview pt1
86
Confusing, Relevant, Indulgent

See it if You are interested in how the political/economic/cultural environment might affect inerracial relationships

Don't see it if You have a problem with characters moving from naturalism to symbolism. Are these guys portraying real people or are they meant to be types

Also One problem was that the characters kept vacillating from being real n... Read more Read less

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94
Intelligent, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You like period pieces and shows about relationships

Don't see it if You do not like period pieces, shows about relationships all conversation, and English accents

Also After giving it some thought I believe that Priestly may have written ... Read more Read less

Preview ts7
78
During previews
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in modern gay history, gay relationships. If you like the gay type of humor, self deprecatory, waspish, "bitchy"

Don't see it if You consider anonymous, unrequested sex rape and are offended that it is treated with humor although this was only one too long scene.

Also Perhaps because it was compressed, the fast switching, especially in t... Read more Read less

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85
During previews
Ambitious, Dated, Intense

See it if You enjoy period dramas and are interested in life among the upper class in the early twentieth century who are struggling with social chan

Don't see it if You dislike melodrama. This play tries to combine social satire with standard melodrama and it really does not work although Fitch devotes

Also With regard to the satire/melodrama divide Fitch tries to devote the f... Read more Read less

Preview te1
90
Period drama, Great acting

See it if You like period dramas about changing times and cultures

Don't see it if You dislike period dramas stories about women's oppression in society

Preview fff1
90
Cliched, Great writing, Funny

See it if Reviewing A Fist Full of Cake A Pocketful of Miracles You like well acted comedy on gay themes Very witty dialogue.

Don't see it if You do not like shows speaking frankly, although somewhat stereotyped, about gay relationships

Also As usual discusses issues concerning fidelity in gay relationships and... Read more Read less

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90
During previews
Relevant, Great writing, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in the problems of minority young people

Don't see it if You want light entertainment

Also Great acting although maybe a little stereotyped although the playwrig... Read more Read less

Preview c1
98
Intelligent, Masterful, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like plays about relationships between intelligent middle aged people

Don't see it if You do not like plays about gay relationships

Also I have seen a lot of plays about gay relationships and this is one of ... Read more Read less

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95
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in the effect of the economy on people and their relationships. You like shows that are primarily conversation

Don't see it if You have problems watching drunk or cynical young people.

Also I do not understand why this show received such bad reviews. I thought... Read more Read less

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85
Educational, Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in immigrant cultures and the immigrant experience

Don't see it if Conversational dramas that focus on relationships and especially people coming to terms with hurts of the past bore you

Also This play was pretty good but far less creative than Sojourners especi... Read more Read less

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90
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Clever

See it if You are interested in gay relationships and history You liked Papa Woof, Daddy Hot and similar shows you like Fierstein

Don't see it if You dislike seeing things about gay relationships, you dislike shows with monologues of people reminiscing