53% OF NYC Reviews and Tickets

69%
(45 Reviews)
Positive
60%
Mixed
29%
Negative
11%
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Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious, Confusing, Relevant

 "53% Of" casts a light on the status quo and questions our ideas of who can call themselves good.

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Member Reviews (45)

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689 Reviews | 152 Followers
73
Funny, Entertaining, Confusing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you enjoy biting satire, an all-female cast in multiple roles including men,

Don't see it if are easily confused by actors playing multiple parts, don't want your behavior a subject of satire (esp. Trump supporters or feminists)

470 Reviews | 71 Followers
73
Great acting, Disappointing

See it if The first 2 "acts" of the play were very good.But the 3rd didn't follow the pattern and felt out of place.The play just sort of fizzled out

Don't see it if You are annoyed by good plays that go off the rails.Last "act" should have been the adult children of the men and women we met earlier.

387 Reviews | 132 Followers
68
Well acted and directed, Defeatist, Penitent at a time when it is not useful, Cliched

See it if you give up easily. A liberal skew—but so self-deprecating it’s resigned to self-humiliation & bows to the reactionary. (see Gadsby, 2018)

Don't see it if Cheap laughs—show traffics in unproductive clichés: suburban wine moms, deplorables, woke millennials. Race seen as an unbridgeable divide. Read more

238 Reviews | 57 Followers
82
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you are not a Trumper and want to see a new work with a thoughtful message

Don't see it if you don't like loose ends or are looking for linear storytelling

222 Reviews | 37 Followers
70
Relevant

See it if You like exploring contemporary politics.

Don't see it if You want fully nuanced characters. There are some broad stereotypes here.

211 Reviews | 28 Followers
70
Disappointing, Insipid, Quirky, Slow, Banal

See it if Attempts to be a breezy and witty social and political satire. Potentially interesting structure and twists.

Don't see it if Writing not sophisticated enough or funny enough. No character development, no plot, doesn't go anywhere and gets tedious.

137 Reviews | 18 Followers
66
Ambitious, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if Del Rosso's meta-comedy is a valiant attempt to view the Republican side of the country Well acted throughout even though cliches abound

Don't see it if Only 53% of the dramedy succeeds: the conservative women amuse & the men appall while liberal millennials choke on their wokeness Ending A+

123 Reviews | 9 Followers
71
Disappointing, Ambitious, Relevant, Great staging

See it if Great actors portraying many roles. The stage is well appointed. Love the clean modern intimate theater. I was intiqued with the stereotypes

Don't see it if Play does not have cohesion. Characters seem disjointed. Trying too hard . Ending left me flat. Audience seemed to feel the same.

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
July 1st, 2022

"Del Rosso’s play is a kind of target practice, and in every act those targets are big. But the effect is hit or miss. ... The jokes are very shallow when they could go deep. Flesh wounds only."
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Theatermania
June 28th, 2022

"If you're hoping to gain some new insights into the collective psyche of the white women who voted red in 2016 (and 2020), be warned that '53% Of' and its misleading title will leave that itch unscratched (even in light of recent Supreme Court events, most of the play's triggering comments are too broad to be truly cutting)."
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Talkin' Broadway
June 28th, 2022

"Under Tiffany Nichole Greene's resourceful direction, the ninety-minute play moves swiftly, and it hits its satirical marks efficiently. All of the actors are terrific, and they transform effectively without too much caricature into the different characters."
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New York Theatre Guide
June 28th, 2022

"'53% Of' works best as an intro-level reminder to check our biases and, to use a platitude, 'do better.' But it doesn't take a strong stance on what a different or better path forward looks like. While well-intentioned and well-acted, it's not the political theatre we need."
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