straightupp

The Bronx | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (75)
80
(A)loft Modulation
Midtown W
Great staging, Slow, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if If you want to be challenged by a jazz & photography inspired piece that makes us examine the institutionalized we live in.

Don't see it if You don't like Jazz and need a tidy, tight narrative as this piece rambles a bit and is somewhat long.

55
Still at Risk
East Village
Thought-provoking, Slow, Funny, Great acting, Dated

See it if You're looking to see some excellent actors in an otherwise dated/mediocre play.

Don't see it if Excellent acting isn't enough to hold your attention for over two hours as this is on the long/seen it before/slow side.

87
Thelonious!
East Village
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if They want to see original, thought provoking work that pushes the envelope, especially in regards to what is real & important about life .

Don't see it if They want to see dated, cliche ridden work that is all too familiar.

75
Till We Meet Again
East Village
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Slow

See it if You like family dramas that probe the darker side of human nature & post war America.

Don't see it if You're looking for modern, groundbreaking work.

70
During previews
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like topical plays about gender and identity politics that rely on an abundance of audience interaction.

Don't see it if You don't like topical plays about gender and identity politics that rely on an abundance of audience interaction.

75
During previews
The Naturalists
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Slow, Resonant

See it if If you like contemporary Irish plays performed by talented Irish actors, especially John Keating.

Don't see it if You like fast paced plays with lots of plot, as this has little of either. Still draws you in however.

83
Ambitious, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You're interested in theater about women in today's world.

Don't see it if You're not into women's issues.

78
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You like smart, political drama/meditations on what is real & not. You like well executed productions, even if the written piece needs work.

Don't see it if You don't like long plays- this is 3 hours- or intense, politically charged work. Also, if you're looking for a play that is 100% realized.

65
During previews
Hundred Days
East Village
Indulgent, Slow, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You want to see/hear some really good drumming and accordion playing, because these background musicians are the best thing about the sho

Don't see it if You're looking for a resonant story, and songs with memorable melodies and pulse.

72
History of Toys
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Confusing, Absorbing, Intense, Great acting

See it if You looking for more of a performance piece that is nonlinear, yet very interestig

Don't see it if You only like traditional work with a clear cut story line.

72
Confusing, Great writing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if If you love Tennessee Williams, especially his later, existential work.

Don't see it if If you're looking for a fine tuned production of this very challenging work.

65
During previews
In a Word
West Village
Slow, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if You like slow moving, stylized writing for slow moving stylized writing sake. To see interesting staging, which was the production highlight

Don't see it if You're looking for a mature playwriting voice who's moved beyond the novice conceit that altering convention is the path to originality.

Also There were some interesting ideas in this play, and all the performers... Read more Read less

85
Daughters of the Mock
East Village
Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You're looking for a challenging play that has the guts to explore complex themes revealing unsettling aspects of human nature.

Don't see it if You're looking for a simple play that shies away from the darker sides of the human experience.

65
Wink
East Village
Relevant, Ambitious, Slow, Thought-provoking, Uneven,

See it if You are really into LGBTQ themed theater, and don't mind seeing a play that needs more development and focus

Don't see it if Your looking for a fully developed play that consists of five well rounded characters, as this piece only has two.

60
During previews
Chess Match No. 5
Midtown W
Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You don't mind being spoon fed an intellectual premise as opposed to discovering it woven inside an interesting narrative interestingly told

Don't see it if You're looking for a well put together performance piece that's filled with fully flushed out ideas.

80
Appendage
East Village
Great acting, Slow, Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You like two character plays that are loaded with intensity and sexual/psychological intrigue.

Don't see it if You like easily accessible plays, or quickly paced plays as this one can be a bit slow and overwritten at times.

71
During previews
Slow, Intelligent, Relevant, Cliched

See it if You want to see new works that still developing but not quite there yet. Also, to see a terrific Richard Kind!

Don't see it if You're looking for something fresh and tightly paced.

80
A Taste of Honey
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Resonant, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You like well executed revivals of British dramas set in the mid 20th century. Also, to see a breakout by a wonderful young actress.

Don't see it if You don't like working class British drama. You don't like 2.5 hour plays that should be 20 or 30 minutes shorter.

70
The Encounter
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Great staging, Disappointing, Intelligent

See it if You don't mind seeing an intelligent, ambitious piece that falls short of its mark, but still has some very interesting elements.

Don't see it if You want something that wholly resonates within your heart and mind, because this piece only briefly reaches those places from time to time.

70
During previews
Safe
East Village
Great acting, Slow, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You're looking for a good character study piece, with fairly good foundation underneath it.

Don't see it if You're looking for something fresh and original or totally unpredictable.

87
During previews
The Roads To Home
West Village
Exquisite, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You really appreciate pure, no nonsense story telling that resonates with genuine human emotion.

Don't see it if You're looking for something untraditional & edgy.

70
Great acting, Entertaining, Slow

See it if You like well acted two character pieces involving jazz & those who love it.

Don't see it if You want to see a full story unfold, as the piece never realizes its potential & sputters some in the second half

83
During previews
The Good Earth
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Original

See it if You're looking for something fresh and relevant to today imported from a foreign land.

Don't see it if If you don't want to be challenged by the material.

70
Shining City
Chelsea
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You've never been to Irish Rep before, never seen a Conor McPherson play before, simply adore Mathew Broderick.

Don't see it if If you want to see McPherson at his best, because this production won't deliver on that. It's a good production, but far from a great one.

72
During previews
Stet
Midtown W
Relevant, Slow, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You like plays dealing with current social issues that reflect much of what is already reported in the media.

Don't see it if You're looking for a fresh perspective on the subject of campus rape.

82
All the Rage
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You like intelligently written shows that explore deeply personal circumstances without flinching away from deep wounds.

Don't see it if You don't like honest explorations of difficult subject matter.

78
The Mortality Machine
Lower E Side
Clever, Thought-provoking, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You like immersive work where you become part of the show.

Don't see it if You want a short night of theater, as this drags a bit. Also, if you don't want to be part of the show.

77
During previews
Mies Julie
East Village
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Slow

See it if You're looking for a new take on Strindberg's classic that reinvents the original's purpose with noble characters based on racial dynamics.

Don't see it if You're not looking for a new take on Strindberg's classic or want a faster paced show, as this one drags & repeats in places.

80
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if If you love Tennessee Williams, and are interested in one of his later, rarely down pieces that explores so many of his richest themes.

Don't see it if You're looking for a modern take on a classic ala Sam Gold that messes up a classic that doesn't need messing with.

65
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Confusing, Great acting, Funny, Fluffy, Dated

See it if You are grounded in 80's Wasp culture and sensibilities

Don't see it if You looking for something reflecting today's world and diverse attitudes.

80
Surfacing
Lower E Side
Great acting, Slow, Relevant

See it if You enjoy contemporary work focused on the existential struggles of urban life, especially in regards to finding meaningful relationships.

Don't see it if You don't like contemporary work.

80
Divine Horsemen
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Edgy, Resonant, Absorbing, Good writing,

See it if You like tense, American Buffalo like dramas with clever wit and authentic everyday characters struggling to achieve the American Dream.

Don't see it if You don't like gritty, true to life plays, or are way too politically correct and easily offended by characters who speak the way they feel.

82
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Resonant

See it if You like tense dramas with interesting, lengthy wordplay and risk taking acting.

Don't see it if You like lighter fare, or if you don't like language driven plays as this one is definitely a mouthful.

70
Confusing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if If you're looking for more a performance piece than a play, and like risk taking and nonlinear structure.

Don't see it if You only like traditional theater with straight forwards plot lines.

66
Precious Little Talent
Upper W Side
Dated, Slow

See it if You love Greg Mullavey and have never seen him on stage before as he's the evenings one bright spot.

Don't see it if You're looking for an interesting piece of theater.

65
During previews
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Ambitious, Intense

See it if You like plays that explore the hypocrisy of religious zealots, and their effects on family,

Don't see it if You're looking for a fresh approach to the above themes, as I found this play to be very predictable. The direction was also poorly paced.

78
During previews
Invincible
Midtown E
Great acting, Funny, Resonant

See it if You like contemporary British comedies that find clever and humorous ways to explore the existing class structure in present day England

Don't see it if You're looking for a deep and profound theater experience, as this piece, though entertaining, falls short on that account.

85
During previews
Great acting, Edgy, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a dynamic one person piece that comments on current social strata from a seldom heard point of view.

Don't see it if You don't like one person pieces, and/or you don't like having your consciousness put to the test.

85
Great acting, Ambitious, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like Ibsen, especially when executed by a company of artists who really know what they're doing.

Don't see it if You're looking for a simple piece done by simple people simply to do something for the heck of it.

67
During previews
When It's You
Midtown W
Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You've patience for a story woven into a lot of exposition and excess detail. Also, if you like Ana Reeder, who does a fine job despite it.

Don't see it if You're looking for a finely tuned story that keeps you interested throughout. This has some good moments, but much is lost in the writing.

76
During previews
Fade
West Village
Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You want to see two talented young actors in an entertaining two hander.

Don't see it if You're looking for a play that takes on contemporary Latino themes from new angles.

88
During previews
The Liar
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Funny

See it if You wish to have a lot of fun at the theater, yet take in a piece that also has some meat on it's bones at the same time.

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh and only like slow moving, stoic plays

86
During previews
Funny, Intelligent, Resonant, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want to be taken in by a wonderful, open storyteller who is also very funny & appealing.

Don't see it if You don't like one person shows or material that deals with depression.

60
Hit the Body Alarm
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Cliched, Great staging, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You love indulgent rambling on the concept of imprisonment & Satan vs God that have been heard before & have been around since Jesus himself

Don't see it if You want to see a compelling performance art piece that has a fresh take on ancient philosophical debates and musings of Milton & Joyce.

Also Hey Everyone, I don't want to sound too down on this piece, especially... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Great acting, Slow, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a new spin on Chaplin & those who wish to be him.

Don't see it if You're looking for a tight production , because this one meanders with too much dialogue., especially given Chaplin was a silent film star.

68
Great acting, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You really love contemporary oriented theater above all else, especially that which is filled with contemporary pop culture references.

Don't see it if You're looking for a play that's actually worthy of a Pulitzer, because this piece falls short despite having won one- kinda like The Flick

88
Edgy, Great staging, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You're looking for something different, really different, and bizarre, really bizarre, yet at the same time coherent enough to follow.

Don't see it if You only like linear storytelling,and/or have problems with plays that break the fourth wall

90
During previews
A Day by the Sea
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Must see, Resonant

See it if You want to see top notch acting & writing that reflects multiple truths about the human experience.

Don't see it if You're looking for trendy hipster modernism- you know the kinda plays chalk full of style and atmosphere, but with no real substance beneath

68
During previews
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Clever, Overrated, Ambitious, Slow, Quirky

See it if You like interesting staging & clever use of non-verbal communication, or if you just want an "easy to like" night at the theater.

Don't see it if If you're looking for something that is genuinely insightful about the human experience and/or filled with fully flushed out characters.

80
Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You'd like to hear a refreshing take on the climate debate from someone other than a stuff shirt denier, or a rabid eco-protesting wacko!

Don't see it if You're too tired to hear anymore about the climate debate even if you agree that it's definitely happening and needs to stop.