Dear Jack, Dear Louise (George Street Playhouse)
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Dear Jack, Dear Louise (George Street Playhouse)
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Dear Jack, Dear Louise (George Street Playhouse) NJ Reviews and Tickets

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Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Absorbing

A romance blooms between a WWII Army doctor and a Broadway starlet in this heartwarming play. 

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Member Reviews (18)

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360 Reviews | 101 Followers
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Loving, Entertaining

See it if A sweet little love story based on Ludwig's remanences of his parents is something you would embrace

Don't see it if a very predicable, not very original story, no matter how well written is not your cup of tea. Read more

85 Reviews | 21 Followers
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Enchanting, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained by a pair of talented actors with superb material.

Don't see it if I cannot think of a reason not to see it because it can appeal to everyone. Read more

78 Reviews | 31 Followers
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Romantic, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if a cute and thoroughly engrossing romantic comedy with fantastic acting

Don't see it if You’re expecting a tear-jerking drama or a big-ensemble piece. This work is elegant but simple. Read more

58 Reviews | 9 Followers
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Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want an entertaining, warm, well acted play. Play is clear and not subject to differing interpretations like so many plays of today.

Don't see it if You want to see a weighty intellectually challenging play.

51 Reviews | 11 Followers
94
Romantic, Refreshing, Funny, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a heartwarming story where you will laugh and cry. The actors are both wonderful and perfect for their parts.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big production. This is a simple but extremely well done set with 2 very talented actors. Read more

45 Reviews | 5 Followers
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Relevant, Must see, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if If you like romantic comedy. This is the story of playwright’s parents how they met during World War II

Don't see it if If you Like highly intellectual Plays

27 Reviews | 1 Follower
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Great staging, Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a two person play that is both funny and moving, depicting a love story via letters during WE2

Don't see it if You aren't interested in relationship portrayed during the world war. And only 2 actors are in the cast

27 Reviews | 1 Follower
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Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic

See it if You like nostalgic and romantic stories about World War II.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a large production with a lot of action.

Critic Reviews (6)

BroadwayWorld
November 4th, 2021

"There's so much to like about the George Street Playhouse (GSP) season opener, Dear Jack, Dear Louise. This is a love story that will please audiences of all ages. Written by Ken Ludwig and directed by the Playhouse's Artistic Director, David Saint, the charismatic two-hander checks all the boxes for a top show with the finest writing, excellent direction, and wonderful acting."
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Front Row Center
November 7th, 2021

"4.5 stars! In a play with only two characters, much depends on how strongly they inhabit their roles and the chemistry between them—a job made harder in this play because they communicate through the written word, not the telling glance. Yet, their growing affection for each other shines through convincingly."
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NJ.com
December 20th, 2021

"Directed by David Saint, the show offers a sepia-toned love story made vivid by earnest performances and Ludwig’s deft craftsmanship...The play’s tagline — ”the results are anything but expected” — is simply not true: Everything here is expected and reasonably predictable. The play succeeds not by surprising us with plot twists or unfamiliar character developments, but by making the familiar so fresh and quite moving."
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NJ Arts Maven
November 2nd, 2021

"It’s a sweet, sometimes funny and very touching story, intensified by the backdrop of wartime danger...It’s never in doubt that things will work out for Jack and Louise — these are Ken Ludwig’s parents, after all — but Saint still does a good job of ramping up the intensity as the play reaches a kind of nightmarish crescendo in the second act."
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Out in Jersey
November 6th, 2021

"Based on letters his parents wrote to each other during World War II, this epistolary play is by turns romantic and wryly funny...This play is a delicious confection yet with a solid core of realism. Ludwig has outdone himself, which is no small feat. While the play uses strobe effects and the sound of explosions, which may bother some in the audience, it is a perfect piece to welcome us back to live theatre at the George Street Playhouse. I heartily recommend spending two hours at the moving romantic comedy that is Dear Jack, Dear Louise."
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New Jersey Stage
October 30th, 2021

"Far from being static, this back-and-forth is loaded with laughs and tears as the shy soldier from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and the exuberant actress from Brooklyn get to know each other and share the frustration and fear that the war insinuated into the lives of tens of millions of people."
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