Suzanne B 6302

Brooklyn | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (22)
75
During previews
Makbet
Brooklyn
Entertaining, Quirky, Immersive

See it if You'd enjoy an evening with Eastern European Shakespearean fortune tellers in a shipping container in a junkyard (uh, recycling center)

Don't see it if You don't like experimental, immersive Shakespeare or Balkan style music, the smell of compost and a close, dark playing space

Also Makbet felt like a real adventure. The players greeted the audience as... Read more Read less

99
Must see, Riveting, Intense, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to be in the pie shop where it happens

Don't see it if For some inexplicable reason you dislike Stephen Sondheim

Also Fabulous cast, in yer face staging. Norm Lewis is a powerful Sweeney a... Read more Read less

82
Invincible
Midtown E
Funny, Intelligent, Touching

See it if You'd like to see the gap between the classes done British style, a sort of Alan Ackbourne version of Lynn Nottage's Sweat

Don't see it if You want the comedy to last through both acts.

Also The first act is funny as the upper crusty newcomers to a northern Bri... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Seeing You
Chelsea
Cliched, Immersive theater

See it if You enjoy immersive dance theater, audience participation, following the actor/dancers around the space

Don't see it if You have mobility issues, are uncomfortable with standing for 90 minutes, direct contact with the performers, sexual and racial themes

Also This show is for people who have followed every Sleep No More loop and... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like farce, physical comedy and some zingers about contemporary society delivered straight from Old Russia at the time of the Czar

Don't see it if A silly, farcical tale of government corruption cuts too close to reality for you

Also I loved the high energy of the great cast, the bright colors and light... Read more Read less

90
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if You want to see a powerful one- woman show about an angry Welsh woman with addiction issues who gets pregnant and has a tough time

Don't see it if Raw language offends, or you would have trouble understanding a rural Welsh accent

Also Tour-de-force performance - in turns, painful, funny, and ultimately m... Read more Read less

83
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in the backstory of the Oslo accords or in general how people can learn to compromise and work together

Don't see it if Historical plays bore you and you are looking for something light.

Also Nice use of humor to keep interest. Fine cast all around, especially J... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if If you like Sarah Ruhl's work and want to see her latest piece. See it if you like Marissa Tomei who is terrific in this play

Don't see it if Polyamory & nudity offend you

Also Other Sarah Ruhl plays that I have seen were odd in the most intriguin... Read more Read less

85
Sweat
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You like the work of Lynn Nottage, realistic drama with heart

Don't see it if You are not interested in the lives of Factory workers in Reading, PA

Also Engrossing look into the lives of folks struggling in middle America

21
Disappointing, Banal, Awful

See it if Your would enjoy the fabulous Jo Lambert and a stage full of good looking guys dance to tuneless rock music with bad lyrics.

Don't see it if you are expecting Talking Heads or Here Lies Love level material

Also I felt like my car broke down in the Texas Panhandle so I spent the ev... Read more Read less

81
Coriolanus
West Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if If you want to see Shakespeare's take on the cynicism of politicians and the fickleness of public opinion.

Don't see it if You dislike Shakespearean language and/or blood.

75
Refreshing, Quirky, Funny

See it if You are an indie theater nerd and will relate to the ultimate indie theater nerd

Don't see it if The recitation of lists of off off Broadway plays that you haven't seen will put you to sleep

Also I admire Chris Harcum's commitment to bring to life Martin Denton's pa... Read more Read less

50
The Book of Will
Upstate New York
Meh

See it if You'd enjoy a pleasant evening under a tent on the lovely grounds of Boscobel in Cold Spring NY and a beautiful view of the Hudson River

Don't see it if If you would be bored by historical fiction about how two actors from Shakespeare's company published the first folio of his works

Also There's history, comedy, and tragedy in the Book of Will, but this ain... Read more Read less

82
Relevant, Great staging, Darkly comic

See it if Shakespeare's take on sexual harassment and abuse of power would be meaningful to you. Cara Ricketts is a powerfully compelling Isabella

Don't see it if If you think Shakespeare shouldn't make you think. Or if you don't like seeing sex toys with your Shakespeare

Also If you go to a matinee performance like I did, be prepared for an olde... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Disappointing, Unfocussed, Relevant

See it if You love free Shakespeare in the Park

Don't see it if If you like Trump or if you want a cogent, thoughtful conception of the play.

Also The satire about Trump,as Caesar although apt and amusing in places un... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if Whether you've like "part 1" or not because part 2 stands on its own as a witty 21st c play about relationships & self, gender & privilege

Don't see it if You are an Ibsen purist. You don't like curse words

Also this play was not what I was expecting. It surprised me in a good way.... Read more Read less

44
During previews
Arlington
Brooklyn
Strange, Upsetting

See it if You would like a dark absurdist play with great dancing that falls somewhere between Beckett and Martin McDonagh but isn't as good

Don't see it if You hate absurdist theater, flashing lights, blackouts, blood, and like a play with a plot

Also This was a hard review to write because I actually like dark absurdist... Read more Read less

50
Youthful, Energetic, Intimate

See it if You can never get enough Shakespeare and like to see eager young actors putting their hearts into delivering a lively, intimate show .

Don't see it if You are bothered by a very abridged version with not much depth or subtlety

Also College-level acting with a few stand-outs. Some of the actors are als... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in Sholom Asch and Yiddish theater, and theater artists pushing boundaries in pre-war Europe.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light evening of theater. Don't see it if you dont like klezmer music,

Also Saw it in previews. Solid cast playing multi roles. Takes effort to fo... Read more Read less

91
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if You would enjoy August Wilson's masterfully written dialogue performed by a superb cast.

Don't see it if You would not be interested to be a fly on the wall in a livery cab dispatch office in Pittsburgh

Also Great play, great cast- so glad I went to see Jitney. Life-affirming!

51
During previews
The Profane
Midtown W
Relevant, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if You wonder about Muslim life America.

Don't see it if contrived and confusing plot lines bother you.

Also I saw this play with someone who had seen it in a previous workshop pr... Read more Read less

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Profound

See it if You are a human being.

Don't see it if You don't want to be blown away.