Conscience NJ Reviews and Tickets

(24 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging

About the Show

This latest work by George Street Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro ("The Second Mrs. Wilson," "Toxic Avenger," "Clever Little Lies") is a historical drama set during the Red Scare.

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459 Reviews | 117 Followers
Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a really well done docudrama emphasizing the parallels of McCarthyism to today

Don't see it if you need your "historical" plays to be truly historical instead of using a true framework to create a work of fiction Read more

259 Reviews | 61 Followers
Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a glimpse into two powerful historical figures whose stories are almost parallel to what is happening in politics today

Don't see it if you are scared of watching history repeat itself or are offended by stereotypes of the times

127 Reviews | 20 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A new take on a sad chapter on history, and a spotlight on an overlooked heroine.

Don't see it if You do not like to travel to New Jersey.

108 Reviews | 28 Followers
Relevant, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you appreciate well-written and acted dramas or if you have any interest in politics. It's a must-see if you're curious about McCarthy.

Don't see it if you're an unwavering and 100% committed Trump supporter. His name is never mentioned, but the comparisons to him are brilliant. Read more

66 Reviews | 10 Followers
Profound, Indulgent, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you like smart plays about history and politics that are incredibly timely, with great actors and performances that tell an honest story

Don't see it if you do not like wordy plays that are about politics and the times that we are in, commentary on the government and politicians' lives

36 Reviews | 2 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you want to learn about the McCarthy era, an important time in our political history that echoes eerily close to our current situation.

Don't see it if you have no interest in politics, history, thought-provoking plays or great acting. (That means everyone should see it).

31 Reviews | 1 Follower
Relevant, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you Are interested in politics and the effects of morals, sexism and bravado on the workings of government. The interpersonal relationship

Don't see it if You don’t like plays based on history Read more

28 Reviews | 8 Followers
Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see excellent actors in a well-staged play.

Don't see it if you are irritated by too many obvious applause lines.

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
March 11th, 2020

"The Woman Who Stared Down the Red Scare: The hero of Joe DiPietro’s new comic drama is Margaret Chase Smith, a U.S. senator who had the rare courage to stand up to McCarthyism."
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Front Row Center
March 10th, 2020

Score: 95% "The real-life confrontation between Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the red-baiting Wisconsin Senator Joe McCarthy is brilliantly explored in Joe DiPietro's new play Conscience, on stage at George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, New Jersey."
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Broad Street Review
March 9th, 2020

"George Street Playhouse presents Joe DiPietro’s ‘Conscience’: A sense of decency in politics"
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New Jersey Stage
March 10th, 2020

"DiPietro’s script often has the actors lamely setting scenes, reducing them to narrators shunting emotional impact. Largely the production ably and aptly gives voice to the naked ambition of D.C. – letting characters speak as themselves shines the drama brighter."
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NJ Arts Maven
March 9th, 2020

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March 8th, 2020

"'Conscience' Recreates Red Scare Clash"
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