Tatyana V.

New York City | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (70)
61
The White Chip
Midtown E
Quirky, Insipid, Indulgent, Fluffy, Didactic

See it if you are interested in AA story, for whatever reason. It's not very well told though

Don't see it if you are allergic to didactic narrative and cartoonish characters.

50
Insipid, Bad acting, Boring, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you like the play itself - the production is very faithful to it, just don't expect any frills, it's done on a shoestring budget

Don't see it if you'd rather see something done right. The directing of the play is ok but actors are too bad even for understudies.

91
During previews
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Hypnotic, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a deep meaningful play that will not let you go for a while.

Don't see it if you'd rather see a music

Also It is a heavily heady play: she is a lonely accomplished professor at ... Read more Read less

70
Indulgent, Fluffy, Great acting, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you're a fan of either gentleman or if you need to improve your opinion of straight white males. Apparently, if you prick them - they bleed!

Don't see it if you don't like mono shows

Also Simon Stephens and Nick Payne give us two mono shows for the price of ... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Fluffy, Quirky, Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like interactive theater and don’t need a classic narrative

Don't see it if You’d rather sit next to your companion throughout the show. You’ll be walking a lot and it could be claustrophobic for some

Also The troupe is young, vibrant and caring. While the show can strike an ... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Dying City
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like thinking about the plays you watch

Don't see it if you expect light entertainment.

Also Something old - the play is about three perfectly decent if complicate... Read more Read less

80
All My Sons
Midtown W
Indulgent, Epic, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a straightforward but strong revival of Miller's play. If you like to see strong actor's work.

Don't see it if you are not into lengthy dialogs, and would rather see something lighthearted

Also Miller is like Leo Tolstoy of an American stage: his emotions can be m... Read more Read less

69
The Mother
Chelsea
Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you love Isabelle Huppert. It's a pure celebrity vehicle with a supporting cast. The direction is also terrific.

Don't see it if you want substance from a play. It's about a woman going nuts in a very cliched and hysterical way.

81
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Indulgent, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if like funny and well-written dialog and appreciate terrific acting.

Don't see it if you are not into a current pc trend to re-write history and mythology to accommodate transgender actors at the benefit of common sense.

73
During previews
Masterful, Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you like your Shakespeare with a Game of Throne twist.

Don't see it if You don't like anachronistic plays and prefer substance to star power.

Also Everything was in confusion in the King Lear’ house. Women old enough ... Read more Read less

40
The Light
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you like propaganda in the theater and don't mind knowing every next curve of a virtually absent intrigue.

Don't see it if you prefer individual over party line. It's an agitprop on metoo theme. The chemistry between actors is real but it's wasted on a bad script

100
The Head and the Load
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Exquisite, Epic

See it if If you know who William Kentridge is - run until there's still tickets. It's an electrifying collage of imagery and ideas.

Don't see it if you don't know who Kentridge is, you probably won't enjoy it much. It's a theater of absurd.

Also This is the theater of absurd so usual measures are hardly applicable ... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you can't get enough of magic in your life. If you have visitors you need to entertain. If you have kids 7+. If you want to have great fun!

Don't see it if You are easily offended with jokes (fun is poked at some viewers) and with your neighbors being loud and obnoxious (it's very umm democratic

70
Life x3
Chelsea
Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You like one story being told from different angles

Don't see it if You are tired of the mean when the same story is being told from different angels

60
Operation Crucible
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Great acting, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you like intimate period pieces on WWII, if you're interested in Ireland's history, if you are ok with minimalist setting

Don't see it if If you don't respond well to banalities. The show, while cleverly staged and beautifully played out, essentially is quite trite.

60
During previews
Usual Girls
Midtown W
Disappointing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if you're are open minded, interested in female sexuality, and appreciate great acting.

Don't see it if you are tired of #metoo agenda as the ending is very disappointing and doesn't hold.

Also The play has so much potential, and the beginning is absolutely brilli... Read more Read less

1
During previews
Emma & Max
Soho/Tribeca
Cliched, Horrible, insensitive, stupid, Indulgent

See it if You are clinically insane

Don't see it if You have a heart and a brain

Also This is a terrible monetizarion on a real tragedy that happened in our... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you are interested in the past and current peaceful protest movements. If you enjoy work of Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen, If I forget)

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with non-pc works, if you'd rather see a musical.

Also Great and timely play about futility of public protests, clasp of high... Read more Read less

50
Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy, Quirky, Dated

See it if you have a kid in tow. It's excruciatingly boring for the adults.

Don't see it if you actually want a coherent and meaningless play on inventions and/or history of inventions.

70
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Entertaining, Overrated, Quirky

See it if you are into British exports and farce in general

Don't see it if you don't like meaningless laughs and have contempt for bad plots. This one is not genius to say the least.

60
Banal, Cliched, Entertaining, Insipid, Hilarious

See it if you like interactive shows with lots of audience participation

Don't see it if you love musicals, traditional linear genres, etc.

Also Mecurio promises “no barriers” “revealing and fascinating” show but th... Read more Read less

90
Link Link Circus
Upper E Side
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you prefer brainy entertainment, if you enjoy science and love animals.

Don't see it if you are not into one-woman shows, and want a traditional play

Also Ms. Rossellini is the bravest woman I know. An actress turned farmer t... Read more Read less

81
Dutch Masters
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you like seeing great young actors with amazing synergy. If you prefer relevant themes of race and economics

Don't see it if you are not into intimate works and prefer more glitz. This one is quiet and a bit unsettling.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like big but tasteful Broadway productions. If you like Bernard Shaw. If you like deep themes.

Don't see it if you are into musical and comedies, can't stand long thoughtful monologues

Also Broadway of the year, and possibly best Broadway I've ever seen.... Read more Read less

69
Yerma
Upper E Side
Banal, Disappointing, Great acting, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you're into visually gorgeous staging and great acting.

Don't see it if you are looking for some substance, ideas and good script - none of those are there

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

See it if you like poetry - this show is as rare as a great poem.

Don't see it if you need a traditional play

Also I would give a day of my life to see how this play has been put on, su... Read more Read less

80
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Great staging, Cliched, Banal, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like Angels in America and want to see what is actually an update on it.

Don't see it if you already saw Angels in America - then this show themes are redundant

82
During previews
Mothers
Midtown W
Refreshing, Quirky, Fluffy, Funny, Delightful

See it if you don't mind a bit of a funky dystopia

Don't see it if you need a straightforward drama or a musical

Also It's punk theater at its best, not for the faint of heart.

60
During previews
Entertaining, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you think the future is in the interactive theater. If you like being close and personal to feel your vis-à-vis joy and angst.

Don't see it if You'd rather have a 4th wall in the theater. If you expect Poe's theme - he's just used as pretext.

Also Actors are game and give it all to make you feel... I've actually have... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Intense, Insipid, Fluffy, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like celebrity vehicles. You like plays that build up intimacy. You appreciate intensity of human relationship.

Don't see it if you'd rather see a hollywood version of a love story. This play takes courage to create a relationship.

Also He is insistent to the point of utter machismo. Today he'd be taken fo... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Fluffy, Dated, Disappointing, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you are a huge fan of Susan Sarandon - it's a celebrity vehicle of a play.

Don't see it if you need more substance. This is essentially one anecdote, told for 2 hrs without an intermission.

60
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you have a teenager you want to bring to the theater. It's fun, quirky accessible like a school play.

Don't see it if you want a staging true to this classic Stevenson piece - it takes the story and then twists it to accommodate modern tastes and tiny budget

83
Cliched, Quirky, Masterful, Great acting, Epic

See it if you love Armory - no matter what you put in there, it works, simply because of its vastness. And it's quite epic in the Homerian sense.

Don't see it if you're into light entertainment and musicals only

Also All the characters (14 main and throngs of extras) are being played ou... Read more Read less

63
During previews
Indulgent, Insipid, Great staging, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if are into absurdities and farcical gags

Don't see it if you want substance from the theater

Also The play wants to be Ionesco but it doesn't even reach the level of Bo... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Actually, We're F**ked
West Village
Cliched, Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you want a rather lighthearted modern comedy

Don't see it if you are not into sitcom-like theater

Also Two couples are meeting for dinner, enjoying some pseudo-intellectual ... Read more Read less

64
During previews
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you are Ethan Hawke fan.

Don't see it if you'd rather see a modern relevant play, not this allegory on the modern family collapse that today looks irrelevant and forced.

82
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Hilarious

See it if you like interactive shows. If you don't mind grabbing a bite with your Shakespeare fix. If you're not offended by silly takes on classic

Don't see it if You expect an actual shakespeare play. If you are gourmand. If you don't like interacting with actors.

Also This intimate Meatpacking loft production combines an eight course mea... Read more Read less

50
The Hard Problem
Upper W Side
Banal, Cliched, Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You like pseudo-intellectual debate off New Yorker pages. If you are into lengthy dialogues.

Don't see it if You'd rather read a good article of the subject of human consciousness. If you prefer human emotions rather then some heavily diluted ideas

91
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are interested in revealing the absurdity of our current history revision, convoluted sensitivities of the left in the intimate setting

Don't see it if You are easily offended by satire. If you don't appreciate fun being poked at sensitive political issues.

70
Williston
East Village
Ambitious, Cliched, Entertaining, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy intimate off off broadway production, if you want to see great acting.

Don't see it if you are into big Broadway and musicals

Also Cute little play with some big awkward ideas on politics, business and... Read more Read less

30
Goodbody
Midtown E
Banal, Cliched, Indulgent, Raunchy, Disappointing

See it if you're into violence and low-class psychopaths shows

Don't see it if you have good taste and cringe at the vulgar and obscene for the sake of obscenities.

82
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like Harvey Feinstein's work. If you love Michael Uri - it's his show. If you want to see Angels in America sans the drama.

Don't see it if you are not comfortable with gay theme.

Also Harvey Fierstein's play is essentially Angels in America but without p... Read more Read less

81
Delightful, Entertaining, Cliched, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you are ok with female sexuality exploration. If you are looking for a fun rather than a deep and meaningful play.

Don't see it if you want a traditional staging.

Also A series of connecting riffs on lesbians, wanna-be lesbians and female... Read more Read less

78
Heartbreak House
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Great writing

See it if you like small productions

Don't see it if you are into musicals, big Broadway productions, etc.

Also This is a very intimate and quiet staging of a terrific Shaw work. The... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you are into #metoo movement and don't mind some blatant history rewriting

Don't see it if you're not into Agitprop theater which it is at times.

Also The actors are amazing, direction, while not too imaginative, is solid... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Entertaining, Great writing, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if love Shakespeare and don't mind a very straightforward and unimaginative staging of his work.

Don't see it if If you'd rather see an interesting director interpretation.

Also While the acting ensemble is strong, the director doesn't do much to h... Read more Read less

49
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Great singing, Slow

See it if you are into boring historical plays with some weird PC undertones (women rights in 17th C England, seriously?)

Don't see it if you don't have to.

79
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Delightful, Great staging, Great writing, Indulgent, Hilarious

See it if you love a Moliere-worthy comedy with a modern twist

Don't see it if You'd rather see something modern or a musicale

Also I saw it with two 9-year kids and both kids enjoyed it even more than ... Read more Read less

50
Travesties
Midtown W
Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Insipid, Dated

See it if if you love Stoppard no matter how dated his work became. If you're Patrick Marber's fan. If you're easily fooled by big names (my case)

Don't see it if You are suspicious (for good reason) of revivals, if a pseudo historical dramedy is your idea of a personal hell.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if One of the best plays I’ve ever seen. It’s an absolute must-see for anyone interested what theater could/should be. Also it's a wild party!

Don't see it if you prefer dusty broadway revivals