Susan 9

Boston | 65+ | Female
About:  Frequent theatre goer.
Reviews (137)
80
Creative scenery, Beautiful staging, Great singing, Disappointing, Entertaining
November 15th, 2021

See it if You enjoy a non traditional musical and you are old enough to get all the references.

Don't see it if You want to be entertained by something light and fluffy with a lot of action and plot.

Also There are several scenes (tap dance number and beach number) that are ... Read more Read less

85
Morning Sun
Midtown W
Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing
November 10th, 2021

See it if You are interested in seeing 3 incredible actresses at the top of their game. A very creative story telling experience.

Don't see it if You are interested in only straight forward linear plots. If you pay attention you will not be confused.

Also This was an incredibly moving play. Edie Falco’s performance is not to... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Great staging
March 13th, 2020

See it if A beautifully crafted and very original musical that is deeply moving.

Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment. This is not a happy musical.

90
For a previous production
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Hilarious, Well written black comedy, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
March 13th, 2020

See it if Beautifully staged and totally absorbing black comedy.

Don't see it if You cannot enjoy a really black comedy.

60
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Indulgent, Great set, Confusing, Banal, Disappointing
March 10th, 2020

See it if You are a Richard Greenberg fan.

Don't see it if You are a Richard Greenberg fan. You will expect something much better.

Also This play is extremely talky and does not go anywhere. Some of the cha... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Handbagged
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent
June 10th, 2019

See it if An inside look at a piece of current history. A good take on the queen and her prime minister.

Don't see it if You have no interest in British history and politics.

90
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Great writing, Wonderful acting, Enormously entertaining, Quirky, Deliciously funny
June 8th, 2019

See it if Totally absorbing with complex fleshed out sympathetic characters wittily portrayed. Austin Pendleton at his delightful best.

Don't see it if You don’t like non traditional plays that breakdown the fourth wall and you cannot sit for more than 2 hours.

Also There is some interaction with the audience but it is done is a very r... Read more Read less

85
Fluffy, Fun, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing
March 30th, 2019

See it if A wonderfully entertaining revue of women’s history illustrated by pictures and song. Four incredibly talented performers.

Don't see it if You do not like small musical revues. Mostly for women but open minded men would enjoy. Not a big broadway show.

20
During previews
Painful, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Excruciating
March 29th, 2019

See it if Reimagined innovative version of classic groundbreaking musical that is a huge disappointment.

Don't see it if You do not want to be plunged back and forth from complete darkness to bright lights.

Also The only positive is the diversity casting particularly Ali Stroker as... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Riveting, Great singing and dancing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful
March 27th, 2019

See it if Creative reinterpretation and modernization of Greek myth that makes you want to see it again. A musical experience to treasure and remember

Don't see it if You hate musicals. Can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this.

Also The entire cast is wonderful. So much is going on, you don’t know wher... Read more Read less

82
Still at Risk
East Village
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining
March 26th, 2019

See it if Totally engaging play about AIDS crisis with sympathetic characters. Some new thoughts about the aftermath. Funny one liners. Very poignant.

Don't see it if You have no interest in the AIDS crisis.

70
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Confusing, Interesting staging, Quirky, Disappointing, Clever
March 24th, 2019

See it if You are interested in Jacobean drama in modern garb with creative staging.

Don't see it if You want an easily understood plot. Some of the acting was uneven.

75
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Quirky, Intense
March 23rd, 2019

See it if An intense emotional experience exploring therapy for 8 young women. Heart wrenching and gut churning. You really feel for them.

Don't see it if You do not want to experience emotionally draining theatre. There is no linear plotline and this is definitely not escapist theatre.

Also But it is definitely worthwhile!

72
During previews
Perp
Midtown W
Slow, Quirky, Interesting staging, Great writing, Great acting
March 22nd, 2019

See it if Absorbing story about the criminal justice system. Heart wrenching plotline with feel good moments.

Don't see it if You cannot suspend belief. The plot is clearly not real and several scenes are hard to take.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking
March 21st, 2019

See it if You want to stretch your mind and emotions with issues related to the constitution and women’s rights. A different kind of play.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional plotted play. You are fixed in your beliefs and do not want to learn anything new or disturbing.

80
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Original staging, Great singing and dancing, Quirky, Funny, Delightful
March 20th, 2019

See it if Creative take on Alice in Wonderland in London Underground during the blitz. Entertaining from start to finish.

Don't see it if You need a clear linear plot in a traditional musical. High stage makes viewing in first few rows uncomfortable and obstructed.

75
Funny, Resonant, Original, Great singing, Delightful
March 19th, 2019

See it if A wonderful staging of a folktale that will appeal to all ages. Speaks to everyone and a special message for teenage girls.

Don't see it if Could use more music and dance, especially in the first half. This play is not for those looking for a big broadway musical.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
March 17th, 2019

See it if Outstanding political play beautifully acted. Fascinating dialogue between the Clintons. Revealing campaign intrigue.

Don't see it if If you have no interest in politics.

88
During previews
Funny/sad, Intense, Riveting, Great acting, Totally absorbing
March 16th, 2019

See it if This is a one woman show exploring a wife’s efforts to cope with her husbands crimes. Raw and honest, she makes you understand her pain.

Don't see it if An exploration of the effect of sex addiction on innocent family members, this play can be difficult to take.

Also This is definitely a worthwhile theatre experience. Healing for the ac... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Vilna
Midtown W
Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting
March 15th, 2019

See it if Powerful holocaust drama that is so relevant today. Theatre pieces like this do not let us forget, becoming too complacent.

Don't see it if If this period of history is too painful. But really everyone should see this. Lest we forget, repeating this history is unthinkable.

90
During previews
After
Midtown E
Relevant, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
March 14th, 2019

See it if This is an intense drama dealing with timely issues of gun control, bullying and family relationships.

Don't see it if There are difficult scenes that are thought provoking and hard to take. Not for those looking for happy endings. But very worthwhile!

70
A Jewish Joke
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Slow in spots, Great acting, Quirky
March 14th, 2019

See it if A thoughtful depiction of a scary period in our history that we have much to learn from. Some very funny old jokes.

Don't see it if One man show that can be slow with annoying use of the telephone.

85
Feel good message, Relevant, Wonderful singing and dancing, Entertaining, Powerful
March 14th, 2019

See it if You enjoy updated energetic musical comedy with a teaching moment feel good message.

Don't see it if You are homophobic and stuck in your beliefs.

75
During previews
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Great writing, Wonderful acting, Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining
March 12th, 2019

See it if You enjoy absurdist theatre. The creative staging and wonderful cast makes this play a delightful experience.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy the confusion of a nonlinear plot. The second act is a bit of a disappointment.

80
Nassim
Midtown W
Entertaining, Heartwarming, Unique, Original, Sweet
March 10th, 2019

See it if You are open to a unique creative theatre experience. This play can make you laugh and cry. A feel good time!

Don't see it if You are looking for a straight forward linear theatre experience.

66
Interesting set, Good costumes, Dated, Disappointing
March 8th, 2019

See it if You enjoy old fashioned English morality plays dealing with hard to relate to issues.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a period curiosity that is really a very slight play.

Also This play would have been best left unrevived. The immoral dancing was... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Emotional, Relevant, Great singing
March 7th, 2019

See it if You love this musical and want to see it in a new way.

Don't see it if You are not open to hearing an old favorite and wonderful musical in Yiddish.

Also Fiddler is even more powerful in its original language. It brings back... Read more Read less

100
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Masterful, Incredible writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
March 7th, 2019

See it if You enjoy totally immersive drama with a story that enfolds in an entertaining and absorbing way. The time flies!

Don't see it if You cannot sit for 3 plus hours. You want an upbeat performance of easy entertainment.

Also This is a must see for the serious theatre lover. A truly memorable ex... Read more Read less

85
The Light
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant
March 3rd, 2019

See it if You like theatre that makes you think and feel, expanding your experiences.

Don't see it if You are looking for light fluffy entertainment.

Also This is important theatre. Those who share these experiences will bene... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent, Timeless
January 31st, 2019

See it if You are interested in seeing an incredible translation of a classic book done with great sensitivity.

Don't see it if You did not appreciate the book.

95
Relevant, Timely, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing
January 31st, 2019

See it if If you are moved by current racial issues. An emotional and gripping experience.

Don't see it if You are not interested in racial justice.

80
The Hard Problem
Upper W Side
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Ambitious
January 31st, 2019

See it if If you enjoy intelligent theatre.

Don't see it if If you are looking for pure entertainment and do not want to think.

100
Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Great acting, Must see
January 31st, 2019

See it if Incredible acting (especially Elaine May). The theme of aging is handled with great sensitivity. A very emotional experience.

Don't see it if If you cannot deal with dementia issues. This play will make you cry.

94
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking
January 31st, 2019

See it if Timeless wonderful theatre experience.

Don't see it if If you have no interest in LGBTQ issues.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant
August 4th, 2018

See it if You want to see a classic play beautifullly performed. This is Albee at his best .

Don't see it if You don’t want to think about your own mortality.

90
Great singing, Great acting, Timeless, Timely, Extremely entertaining
August 4th, 2018

See it if You enjoy old fashioned uptodate musicals. This cast is outstanding and the production is not to be missed by serious musical lovers.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate good music.

85
The Chekhov Dreams
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Great writing, Romantic
February 11th, 2018

See it if You enjoy a well crafted intelligent romantic comedy.

Don't see it if You have no imagination and no romance in your soul.

60
During previews
The Amateurs
Gramercy
Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky, Work in progress, Some good moments
February 11th, 2018

See it if You want to support bold new theatre. This play has potential but it’s not there yet. Like watching characters in search of a play.

Don't see it if You want to see a finished product.

Also The best part of this production is the actors stepping out of charact... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Hilarious, Raunchy
February 9th, 2018

See it if You enjoy edgy raunchy theatre gloriously sung. This is a must see for lovers of musical theatre. An upbeat happy experience.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

50
Party Face
Midtown W
Boring, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow
February 8th, 2018

See it if If you are a Hayley Mills fan and enjoy mindless sitcom style plays.

Don't see it if If you are looking for intelligent entertainment.

Also These very talented actresses are wasted in this play.

72
During previews
Relevance
West Village
Talky, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Work in progress, Great acting
February 7th, 2018

See it if You are interested in feminist themes and are a Jayne Houdyshell fan. She is wonderful.

Don't see it if You have no interest in a play concerning feminists and their ideas.

Also This play is still being worked on. In previews the actors are still o... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Educational, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting
February 6th, 2018

See it if You enjoy historical drama and are interested in civil rights history from an intimate perspective.

Don't see it if You are looking for light fluffy entertainment.

Also I was totally mesmerized by this production. The actors are an incredi... Read more Read less

70
Broad Comedy
Soho/Tribeca
Funny, Entertaining, Edgy, Disappointing, Quirky
February 5th, 2018

See it if You enjoy political humor, skit comedy with a raunchy edge. The cast is talented and extremely likable.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by profanity and are conservative in your politics and lifestyle.

78
During previews
Kings
East Village
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Interesting staging, Relevant
February 4th, 2018

See it if You like political drama that amuses and educates. Strong female characters are a plus.

Don't see it if You have no interest in politics.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant
February 3rd, 2018

See it if If you enjoy historical dramas and value the arts as an integral and important part of life.

Don't see it if If you cannot tolerate a play with more conversation than action.

90
Completely original, Performance art, Enchanting, Quirky, Entertaining
February 2nd, 2018

See it if You are interested in a completely different intimate immersive theatre-like experience. No active participation required.

Don't see it if You do not have an open mind and are interested in only traditional theatre.

Also This production is completely original and unique. It is best to appro... Read more Read less

90
Enchanting, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
January 31st, 2018

See it if You must see great theatre, great acting. A totally mesmerizing production beautifully staged.

Don't see it if You are not interested in history, opera or theatre.

Also I was totally entranced by this production. It is beautifully staged. ... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Moving, Intense, Absorbing
January 26th, 2018

See it if You are Puerto Rican you will love this and if you are not you will still enjoy this if you appreciate hearing family stories expertly told.

Don't see it if You don’t like one man shows.

Also This is a very satisfying theatre experience. At once, funny and sad. ... Read more Read less

85
Divine Horsemen
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Riveting, Intense, Absorbing, Dizzying
January 25th, 2018

See it if If you want to see 4 powerhouse electrifying performances in an intense dark play about bad men doing bad things.

Don't see it if If you are offended by criminal behavior and rough language.

Also This is a bare bones play, beautifully acted and staged. It stays with... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Fire and Air
East Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Intelligent
January 24th, 2018

See it if You are a McNally or ballet fan and want to see some masterful performances.

Don't see it if You are looking for a coherent drama.

Also This is an interesting play that held my attention throughout but I ex... Read more Read less