Conscience
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Conscience NJ Reviews and Tickets

92%
(24 Reviews)
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Members say
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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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

91
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

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

"TIMELY, THOUGHT-PROVOKING 'CONSCIENCE' PROVIDES RIVETING VIEW OF POLITICS @ GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE"
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March 8th, 2020

"'Conscience' Recreates Red Scare Clash"
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