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A Delicate Ship

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Lovely, Beautifully acted

About the show

The Playwrights Realm opens their 15-16 season with Anna Ziegler's poetic play about a haunting love triangle that triggers an unexpected chain of events. More…

It's Christmas Eve and Sarah and Sam are celebrating with an old-fashioned New York debate about existential suffering – a special type of foreplay in a new relationship like theirs. But then there is knock on the door, and Sarah’s childhood best friend Nate stands at the threshold. And suddenly suffering becomes a whole lot less sexy. A kaleidoscopic look at one night in New York City that changes the lives of three people forever.



August 28th, 2015
"Ms. Ziegler’s quietly lyrical language has a luminous beauty, and her talent for creating characters whose complicated depths are just visible on their surfaces is still more remarkable. She has found a sympathetic director in Margot Bordelon, who gives the play’s fluid structure a strong ground...
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October 4th, 2015
"Were Ziegler (who makes origami of time) not so deft, the situation might lend itself to sitcom banality. She digs beneath the laughs, of which there are plenty, to plumb the pain that lurks below."
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August 28th, 2015
"The play is competently written, but lacks any noticeable personality. Who are these people? Why should we care about them? In many ways 'A Delicate Ship' is typical of a certain contemporary American drama. Bred at elite universities and workshopped to death, it’s as overprocessed and tasteless...
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August 27th, 2015
"Anna Ziegler’s compact, compelling Off-Broadway play glides along until eventually sinking into melodrama...“A Delicate Ship” ends up being too tidy for its own good. Still, Ziegler’s voice comes through. And she’s got plenty to say."
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