Susan 608920

Brooklyn | Female
About:  Like serious drama. Prefer off broadway to broadway and dont like most musicals.
Reviews (100)
90
Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see the brilliant acting of laura linney playing mother and daughter in a difficult and painful relationship.

Don't see it if Youre looking for action and a fast moving play or if you read the book and didnt like it.

Also If you read and like the book, it was like the book came to life

85
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see an excellent nuanced actress playing a very moving, intelligent hamlet and a very good cast and staging

Don't see it if If you dont like shakespeare and hamlet in particular-an over 3 hour play - or if youve seen too many hamlets and dont want to see another

85
Great writing, Great staging, Relevant, Riveting, Resonant

See it if Youre looking for a raw look at the lives of women living on the edge in a homeless shelter-visceral, volatile, painful lives

Don't see it if You are looking for a light and upbeat show that doesn't use profanity or is set in a womens homeless shelter

90
Betrayal
Midtown W
Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if excellent acting staging And pinter. A penetrating picture of marital betrayal starting in the present with the divorce and moving back

Don't see it if Your’e looking for a light action packed play

78
Slave Play
East Village
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a very unconventional play about interracial marriages using the antebellum south as a jumping off point

Don't see it if Youre uncomfortable with very explicit sexuality and a play about interracial relationships

79
Slow, Relevant, Great staging

See it if You like noh theatre and the visual beauty of the staging

Don't see it if You want the powerful drama of antigone and individuation of characters

71
In the Green
Upper W Side
Quirky, Confusing, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing

See it if A strange feminist interpretation of brunhilde. Beautiful music and singing

Don't see it if Youre not interested in a rather confusing and unconventional feminist interpretation of brunhilde

86
Great singing, Intelligent, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if You enjoy an all sung creative story about the myth of Orpheus set in New Orleans and hades. Beautiful staging, on stage musician

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy all sung plays and don’t enjoy mythology

85
During previews
Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy two great actors playing aging waitress and short order cook who spend their first night in bed together Discovering love.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy an emotional play about relationships

90
Ain't No Mo'
East Village
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you want to see a new way of looking at race that is new, humorous, sad and thoroughly engaging with a twist on the idea of restitution

Don't see it if You’re looking for a light weight love story or musical

85
Socrates
East Village
Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to understand socratic philosophy and debate and why the decision to kill him was made by those who loved and respected him

Don't see it if Youre looking for a light and entertaining play that has action and speed.

100
During previews
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see a brilliantly staged, written and performed play about the rise and fall of the lehman brothers, And their obsession with $

Don't see it if Youre not ready to see a 3 and a half hour play with 3 actors playing many roles about the lehman brothers.

95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Absorbing, Must see

See it if You want to see great acting with a large cast, ,staging and writing. Heartbreakingly beautiful play about the “trioubles” in ireland

Don't see it if You dont have an interest in the “troubles” in ireland and prefer a musical or light theatre.

30
The Prisoner
Brooklyn
Disappointing, Slow, Confusing

See it if If you love peter brook and want to see any play he directs.

Don't see it if You dont like very slow moving, unconventional theatre focused on a single idea.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Clever

See it if You love janet mcteer with a fabulous cast, great staging and great playwriting- and hamlet!

Don't see it if Youre not interested in hamlet and sarah bernhardt playing herself and hamlet.

85
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Intense

See it if You want to see the breathtaking glen close, the emotional pulse of the play, and the story of joan of arc from the mothers point of view.

Don't see it if Youre looking for something light and entertaining and You don't want to see a very intense and emotional play

34
During previews
Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you have no expectations of seeing the classic musical but are interested in seeing something experimental.

Don't see it if You hope to see the oklahoma that you know and love, or if you do not like deliberately slow moving theatre

90
During previews
Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Resonant

See it if A haunting mix of beautiful voices singing dylan sounds that capture the sadness of the characters in a boarding house in minnesota

Don't see it if If you dont like dylan songs or a hybrid of sad characters singing and acting their lives in a boarding house during the depression

88
Fairview
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if If youre looking for something about race that is intense, builds to a powerful crescendo with great acting and a turn of the tables ending

Don't see it if Youre looking for a light traditional play that is discomforting and leaves you feeling puzzled.

75
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You want to see a play about quadroons in louisiana reminiscient of lorca’s house of bernarda alba. Good setting and costumes.

Don't see it if Great potential but not great acting. Shrill and lacking in subtlty.

79
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if Songs are the best of all classic musicals. Actor playing billy bigelow powerful and charismatic as was ms pettigrow(?).

Don't see it if Conventional staging and uneven performances.

75
Entertaining, Quirky, Delightful

See it if Energetic, enthusiastic ,pretty over the top company of young actors. Great space, staging. If you liked the play hair, you will like this.

Don't see it if You expect to see the authentic old comedy of aristophanes and if you dont like a lot of nudity.

100
Yerma
Upper E Side
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if You want to see a one of a kind theatrical experience of masterful acting, directing in a space that is unique

Don't see it if You’re not looking for a tragic outpouring of rage, anger and every other intense emotion

55
During previews
Mlima's Tale
East Village
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Insipid

See it if If you know nothing about elephant destruction and efforts at saving them and the cultural divide on conservation efforts among among kenyan

Don't see it if You are looking for action, subtly of acting and subtlty of issue of conservation of elephants

85
Is God Is
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Intense

See it if You want riveting unrelenting drama and trauma

Don't see it if Youre looking for traditional revenge play in an uncoventional setting, and unsettling story

86
During previews
Coal Country
East Village
Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if A riveting and heartbreaking story of people who lost family in the coal mine disaster in west va. Felt like the real people and culture

Don't see it if Youre looking for something light and not upsetting.

89
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a contemporary version of passion jealousy and violence with great acting and staging

Don't see it if You want to see the classic greek tragedy of medea.

85
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You want to see an idea play about guilt and the crowd mentality of blame and hatred. Stylized staging in the spectacular armory space

Don't see it if Youre looking for a traditionally acted light play.

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75
Power Strip
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if Youre interested in the refuge crisis, especially for women and sexual exploitation

Don't see it if Youre not interested in a non emtional and distancing delivery

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77
Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want to see two of the greatest actors perform a play about alzheimers

Don't see it if You saw the father with frank langella and written by the same writer. Same subject of alzheimers but more powerful writing and staging

95
Intelligent, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if no matter how many times you’ve seen fiddler, this one in Yiddish (with translation) was so authentic and “non broadway” - not to be missed

Don't see it if You don’t like having to read translation from Yiddish and aren’t interested in a less conventional fiddler.

87
Glenda jackson is the ultimate lear. phillip glass’music is wonderful. the rest of the play is mixed, Profound, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see one of the best performers of king lear and great music by philip glass. Glenda is a force of nature

Don't see it if You don't enjoy shakespeare and especially king lear which is so dark and apocalyptic. .

77
During previews
Long Lost
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a play about long estranged brothers, filial responsibility, and the impact on marriage and family

Don't see it if Youre not interested in dysfunctional relationships Between long separated brothers.

75
Raunchy, Indulgent, Confusing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see 3 great performers doing vaudeville on a stage piled high with corpses

Don't see it if Youre not up for a raunchy mopping up of blood and corpses left after the slaughters in titus and a confusing set of ideas

85
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You are looking for dark and strange look at grief through the eyes of the mourning husband , his sons and death like crow. Excellent acting

Don't see it if You dont want a very dark and strange play about grief very unconventional

75
Ambitious, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if If youre a fan of julius caesar and some interesting staging and choreography.

Don't see it if If you dont like the play julius caesar and are not ready to sit for three hours.

76
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Edgy, Disappointing, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You’re a John guare fan and enjoy quirky enigmatic ideas and an attempt at a borghesean take on reality

Don't see it if You’re looking for a traditional narrative and coherent ideas.

85
During previews
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if If you like monologues with 2 different actors having contrasting idea. Good acting and moving

Don't see it if If you dont like serious plays that are 2different minologues on a plain stage.

100
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You like humor, intelligence, great writing, staging and acting by 3 perfectly cast actors.

Don't see it if You dont like fast paced dialogue or only like musicals.

75
Great acting, Edgy, Quirky

See it if If youre a michael hall fan, enjoy dark and beckett like monologs.

Don't see it if If you dont like one character plays, dark and pretty depressing mnologues

46
Slow, Quirky, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if If you want to see Vanya and romeo and Juliet played agains each other and enjoy bedlam companies reinterpretations of the classics

Don't see it if You are looking for recognizable interpretations of classical plays and traditional theatre

75
Dizzying, Indulgent, Intelligent, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if Many interesting topics-blindness, alcoholism, amputation, homosexuality, religion and the book of job-all with a shadow cast of signers

Don't see it if Youre looking for subtlety and moderation. Overstuffed with too many issues and all with a double cast-one spoken-one signed

90
The Emperor
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Intense

See it if You want to see a tour de force of acting by the british kathryn hunter playing 9 different servants to haile selassie.

Don't see it if You dont like one person shows and are looking for something light and entertaining.

95
The Damned
Upper E Side
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Profound

See it if profound and gripping visceral portrayal of a corrupt, powerful and evil German family that reflects the conditions giving rise to hitle

Don't see it if You would rather avoid a disturbing play that has violence and nudity, French supertitles and the use of multi media.

57
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Disappointing, Excruciating, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if Youre drawn to the ira and fanaticism. You would go see anything with stephen rhea.

Don't see it if Unbelievable character who is more crazy than a fanatical irish protestant. Acting untelentingly over the top. No subtlty. An total rant

66
During previews
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Confusing, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if If you have an interest in coney island and making a film

Don't see it if Confusing-very over the top acting but never understood where the narrative was going

76
King Lear (BAM)
Brooklyn
Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if If youve never seen a production of king lear and youre a shakespeare lover. A traditional production with the reknowned sir anthony sher.

Don't see it if Youre already seen memorable productions of lear or if youre not a shakespeare fan

90
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if If you like one of shakespeares later fantastical romances, simply staged, great parts for women-actress playing paulina quite a force!

Don't see it if If you dont like shakespeare, and dont like the fantastical.

100
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if powerful acting, excellent staging, and a brilliant play at times hysterical in its dark look at who we become. Jackson’s a force of nature

Don't see it if You’re looking for light entertaining typical broadway fluff

92
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy a single actor tour de force with exceptional acting and is funny, intelligent and an edgy character created by billy cruddup

Don't see it if You dont enjoy one person monologues and are looking for plot and action.