Simon T

New Brunswick | 65+ | Male

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Reviews (28)
85
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever
November 27th, 2022

See it if you want to see some excellent actors in an entertaining, nonstandard play.

Don't see it if you take penises too seriously.

Also The two lead actors and the singer/bass were excellent. The special ef... Read more Read less

98
Rigoletto
Upper W Side
Wonderful music, Great singing, Great staging
November 27th, 2022

See it if you want to see a wonderful opera performed by excellent singers.

Don't see it if you don't like opera.

99
Great staging, Great actors, Wonderful
October 16th, 2022

See it if you want to see a wonderful adaptation that is somehow both very funny and very moving.

Don't see it if you insist on a more traditional approach to the novel.

Also While the entire cast was great, Lucy McCormick is wonderful as Kather... Read more Read less

78
For a previous production
Some great acting, Great writing
August 6th, 2022

See it if you would like to see a classic play in an intimate setting with some great acting.

Don't see it if you expect every actor to be up to the challenge of playing in a theater rather than in film or television.

Also Some of the actors were wonderful; but apparently some had not been ta... Read more Read less

99
During previews
Oresteia
Upper E Side
Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
July 19th, 2022

See it if you want to see outstanding actors in a wonderful adaptation of a classical tragedy.

Don't see it if you find it difficult to sit through an almost 4 hour play.

Also This is one of the very best plays that I have ever seen … very high o... Read more Read less

45
During previews
It's Only a Play (NJ)
New Brunswick
Good set, Badly written, Boring
December 1st, 2021

See it if you enjoy obvious jokes about the theater.

Don't see it if you want to see a well-written genuinely funny play.

Also The actors didn’t have a chance with this material.

95
The Alchemist
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny
November 28th, 2021

See it if you want to see some great actors in a very funny farce.

Don't see it if you do not like broad comedy.

Also This excellent adaptation of an early 17th century play is a delight: ... Read more Read less

70
Conscience
New Brunswick
Great staging, Great acting
March 11th, 2020

See it if you want to see excellent actors in a well-staged play.

Don't see it if you are irritated by too many obvious applause lines.

96
Mayakovsky and Stalin
West Village
Great writing, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting
October 20th, 2019

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

79
During previews
TERRA FIRMA
Gramercy
Intelligent, Great acting, Great staging
October 6th, 2019

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

95
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing
September 1st, 2019

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

99
For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Must see, Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting
May 13th, 2019

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.

100
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Hilarious
April 28th, 2019

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.

85
Ambitious, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining
March 30th, 2019

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.

95
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Great staging, Intelligent, Great writing, Funny, Great acting
March 23rd, 2019

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

75
Funny, Great writing, Entertaining
February 25th, 2019

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

80
Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Amusing
August 13th, 2018

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.

75
The Maid's Tragedy
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Great writing, Funny, Intelligent
June 13th, 2018

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.

100
During previews
Carmen Jones
East Village
Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see
June 10th, 2018

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

80
The Gentleman Caller
West Village
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Slow
May 20th, 2018

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.

85
During previews
Operation Crucible
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Funny
May 12th, 2018

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.

75
Funny, Great acting, Fluffy, Delightful
May 6th, 2018

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.

90
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Great acting, Delightful, Funny, Intelligent
April 29th, 2018

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

Don't see it if N/A

95
Pygmalion
East Village
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Delightful
April 1st, 2018

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, Funny
December 3rd, 2017

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

Don't see it if N/A

95
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing
December 3rd, 2017

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

48
Peter Pan
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing
November 27th, 2017

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

100
Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Great staging
November 27th, 2017

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

Don't see it if N/A