Midwives NJ Reviews and Tickets

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(40 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Intense, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

About the Show

This world premiere thriller for George Street Playhouse was adapted by the author from his bestselling novel of the same name – an early selection of Oprah’s Book Club.

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Member Reviews (40)

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Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting

See it if you want to see a show dealing w/ life and death, right and wrong. which does not have a conclusion w/ moral certitude

Don't see it if you are triggered by the death, perhaps preventable, of an innocent. Read more

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Relevant, Intelligent, Resonant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you want to support NJ theater and are open to disturbing subject matter. Well done. Good job bringing the novel to the stage.

Don't see it if you are pregnant or someone you love is.. would be deeply disturbing.

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Intense, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like a good courtroom drama with a fulfilling ending that still makes you question right from wrong.

Don't see it if you're not prepared to witness the trauma of a failed midwife delivery. Read more

93
Profound, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if an intense legal drama exploring/questioning the ambiguity of medicine, the ripple effects of tragedy, and the very nature of justice

Don't see it if Triggered by depictions of difficult childbirth/blood. Seeking comedy. Not child-friendly Read more

95
Intelligent, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Chris Bohjalian's books. This play from his book Midwives was beautifully interpreted and performed.

Don't see it if You don't want to be included in a challenging birthing experience portrayed on stage. Read more

97
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intense, Intelligent

See it if You like intensity at the theatre - you like courtroom drama - you like intelligence

Don't see it if You're pregnant - looking for a light-hearted or musical evening

80
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like an absorbing yet disturbing story performed by very good actors

Don't see it if you are looking for a feel good show

87
Intense, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You you enjoy and good drama, and an ending with a twist. I found myself sitting on the edge of my sit.

Don't see it if If you are squeemish I would not recommend. The childbirth scenes are realistic and intense

Critic Reviews (14)

BroadwayWorld
January 29th, 2020

"World Premiere of 'MIDWIVES' at George Street Playhouse-An Engrossing Drama"
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Front Row Center
January 31st, 2020

Score: 75%. "Chris Bohjalian's 1997 suspense novel has sold more than two million copies, and at least two previous attempts have been made to take it from page to stage."
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NJ.com
January 29th, 2020

"‘Midwives’ is evocative and unnerving in New Brunswick"
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Broad Street Review
January 27th, 2020

"A difficult stage delivery"
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Let's Go to the Theater
January 31st, 2020

"‘Midwives’ Impressive Staging of the Novel"
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PrincetonInfo
January 29th, 2020

"'Midwives,' Chris Bohjalian’s adaptation of his 1997 novel to play form, is so intrinsically dramatic and so chocked with weighty matters it grips throughout — even though its first act is much stronger, more theatrical, and more powerfully intense than its second."
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New Jersey Hills
January 29th, 2020

"'Midwives' makes for a first-class thriller"
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Q
February 6th, 2020

"'Midwives'–World Premiere at George Street Playhouse"
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New Jersey Stage
January 29th, 2020

"[Chris Bohjalian's] new stage adaptation...is a riveting fresh story for contemporary audiences. This suspenseful drama is the result of a collaborative endeavor between Bohjalian and Artistic Director David Saint and features a stellar cast."
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T
February 10th, 2020

"'Midwives' Delivers Drama At George Street Playhouse"
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T
February 6th, 2020

"At the George Street Theater in New Brunswick, 'Midwives' Asks about Women, Medicine, and Hubris"
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NJ.com
February 5th, 2020

"Audiences ‘stunned into enthralled silence’ at performances of ’Midwives’"
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T
January 26th, 2020

"'Midwives' Poses Questions of Science, Faith and Healing"
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T
February 5th, 2020

"Dread and Heartbreak: Experiencing Chris Bohjalian’s 'MIDWIVES' Play"
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