Simon T

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Reviews (20)
96
Mayakovsky and Stalin
West Village
Great writing, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you would like to see outstanding actors in an excellent, thought-provoking play.

Don't see it if you dislike non-linear plots

Also I find it hard to understand the negative reviews that this play has r... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you would like to see an outstanding actor in a play that is both entertaining and thought provoking.

Don't see it if you don't like (essentially) one man plays or you cannot manage 90 minutes without an intermission.

Also the play proposes some very convincing insights into the character of ... Read more Read less

100
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if you want to see a hilarious play with a superb cast. Tom Lenk was wonderful!

Don't see it if I'm sorry but I cannot think of any reason not to see this wonderful show.

95
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Great staging, Intelligent, Great writing, Funny, Great acting

See it if you would like to see to an excellently acted, often very very funny, revenge tragedy.

Don't see it if you dislike early 17th century drama and see nothing funny in some slightly over-the-top ultra-violence.

Also I read the play twice just before seeing it, and was very impressed at... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Amusing

See it if you would like to see an amusing thought-provoking show. (It is not necessary to be familiar with rap in order to enjoy the show.)

Don't see it if you already know that you dislike rap, or you are uncomfortable with some audience participation.

100
During previews
Carmen Jones
East Village
Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if a beautifully staged production with wonderful actors/singers.

Don't see it if you do not like musicals.

Also This is a lovely intimate theater. I have only seen two productions he... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Operation Crucible
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Funny

See it if you want to see excellent actors in a moving, often funny, fundamentally dark play. The Northern English accents were a delight.

Don't see it if you have difficulties understanding Northern English accents, or are expecting an evening of light entertainment.

90
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Great acting, Delightful, Funny, Intelligent

See it if Excellent actors in a well-written, very funny play.

Don't see it if N/A

95
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny

See it if you want to see great actors in a well-written very funny play.

Don't see it if N/A

48
Peter Pan
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing

See it if N/A

Don't see it if you want to see a well-written play. The actors are very good but the play is badly written and confusing. See "Pride and Prejudice" instead

79
During previews
TERRA FIRMA
Gramercy
Intelligent, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to see excellent actors in a well-staged play that is thought provoking and often very funny.

Don't see it if you are expecting a light comedy.

Also The actors and set were outstanding. But at times, the play seemed a b... Read more Read less

99
During previews
Mac Beth
West Village
Must see, Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if some excellent young actresses in an exciting version of Macbeth with some nice touches of humor. The set was also excellent.

Don't see it if you only like traditional settings for Shakespeare's plays.

85
Ambitious, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you would like to see talented actors in an entertaining & interesting version of Hamlet in a very intimate space.

Don't see it if you only enjoy traditional stagings of Shakespeare (or you don't like Shakespeare).

Also The actors were excellent, especially David Andrew Laws as Hamlet.

75
Funny, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you would like to see an entertaining Twelfth Night with some very funny moments.

Don't see it if (for some unknown reason) you want an unexpected new interpretation.

Also The acting initially seemed a bit subdued. The theater is small but a ... Read more Read less

75
The Maid's Tragedy
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Great writing, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you want to see an often amusing revenge tragedy played by some talented young actors in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if you expect the performance to have any connection with present day Hollywood.

80
The Gentleman Caller
West Village
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you want to see a great performance by Juan Francisco Villa as Tennessee Williams.

Don't see it if you want to see a perfectly written play. While the first act was very funny, the second act dragged.

75
Funny, Great acting, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if you want to see excellent actors in a mostly very funny play. The theater is small which adds to the pleasure.

Don't see it if you require perfection in a play. While most of the play is very funny, there were a couple of episodes that were not so successful.

95
Pygmalion
East Village
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if you want to see excellent actors in a classic play. The theater is very small and it is great to be so close to the actors.

Don't see it if N/A

95
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if you want to see a talented cast performing an interpretation of this play that is as good as the recent version by the Globe Theater.

Don't see it if N/A

100
Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you want to see an excellently written very funny play with wonderful actors.

Don't see it if N/A