Steven 0037

New York City
About:  Truly great theater adds wonder and perspective to one's life.
Reviews (18)
90
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Open to a truly eloquent mime. Stories, song, music, slapstick, mental play, audience interactions. Great laugh free of politics.

Don't see it if You find bit comedy old fashioned.

89
ColorStruck
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Race relations in America are important to you. Tendentious historical perspective often riveting and frequently amusing. Makes one think!

Don't see it if Confronting race tensions is difficult for you. Participating in optional performance discussions is not your thing.

81
One Green Bottle
East Village
Japanese theater inspired, Funny, Dizzying, Refreshing

See it if You want a well acted, fast paced slapstick show. Lampoons Kabuki theater and conflict between modern and traditional family interactions.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with Theater of the Absurd or gender-bending. Or if you find bridge chairs uncomfortable for 90 minutes.

83
During previews
Refreshing, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if If musicals are your thing. Creative sets, good acting and some updated songs and themes make this a very enjoyable show.

Don't see it if Musicals are not your thing, or if you object to liberal social perspectives.

88
Resonant, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Wonderfully styled short stories, often reminiscent of O. Henry, read by talented actors. Included a musical performance as well.

Don't see it if You need flashy videos to enjoy performances. This was like listening to old-time radio.

87
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like well a acted socially relevant story told from a different perspective.

Don't see it if Uneven acting disappoints you.

92
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You can see the upside in misfortunes. This is a witty and heart-warming tale of swimming upstream through a river of adversity.

Don't see it if You quickly reject feel-good plots.

88
The Day I Became Black
Soho/Tribeca
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Opens a window into the maturing of a bi-racial child. Presented in a non-preachy way. Excellent acting and storytelling.

Don't see it if You don’t want your world view shaken.

79
Dated, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You lived through the Carter years.

Don't see it if You are not a history buff.

92
During previews
Drift
Midtown W
Edgy, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Strongly acted drama with elements of Arthur Miller & Dostoevsky grabs you. Brotherly tension, angst & family guilt. Got to go to Broadway!

Don't see it if Family tensions are a problem. Or if you require feel-good happy endings.

68
The Karamazovs
West Village
Pretentious, Confusing, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if Interpretive dance fan. Good and innovative use of video. Good acting.

Don't see it if Traditional theater is your thing. You find it annoying to see confusing and poorly done interpretive dance used as a filler.

88
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Quirky, Great writing, Great acting

See it if See this show for the acting, story and staging. It felt as if one were confined to the ship where it takes place. Real psychological angst.

Don't see it if You don't like gritty scenarios or if you cannot accept servicemen with foibles.

73
Disappointing, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if Women will probably relate to life- long mother daughter tensions. Resonates with a New York crowd.

Don't see it if Listening to a daughter’s life spent in the shadow of her successful but neurotic mother is not your thing. Performance is very slow.

96
Thought-provoking, Must see, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of superb acting. Theme of aging parent and possible loss of independence resonates for many adults.

Don't see it if Family tribulations are not your thing.

76
The Tricky Part
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if Current abuse reports by clergy and Scout leaders concern you. Excellent recollection of a young man’s sexual abuse by an adult counselor.

Don't see it if You are tired of hearing personal abuse stories.

78
Perp
Midtown W
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You question authority and follow the news. Excellent scenario, but the Plot was predictable. Expected a bit more from some of the actors.

Don't see it if You think law enforcement is infallible or that sometimes the need to convict becomes paramount.

60
Edgy, Disappointing, Confusing, Refreshing

See it if If you have a straight- wing bent with a few doubts, then this show may intrigue you.

Don't see it if You want real substance to the ideas presented

95
Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like intelligent and thoughtful humor. These stories are masterfully presented and strike chords common to many cultures.

Don't see it if You are only looking for silly slapstick.