Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

A Queen For A Day

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Intense, Absorbing, Exquisite, Riveting, Funny

About the show

Set in an abandoned warehouse in New Jersey, this new play follows a Mafia hitman who is forced to turn on his crime boss brother. More…

Giovanni is a respected "made-man" forced into a difficult position. Torn between love, loyalty and survival, he is asked to give up his crime boss brother as part of a one day immunity deal also known as a "Queen for a Day." 'A Queen for a Day' offers a glimpse into a world where loyalty is prized above all and there is nothing anyone would not do to protect their family.

1h 30m | Already closed | Theatre at St. Clement's (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (3)


Intense, Absorbing, Exquisite, Riveting, Funny
Avg Score

Disappointing, Cliched, Absorbing, Son of sopranos, Intense

See it if you love mobster stories. Plenty of familiar tropes out of Sopranos, Godfather, Goodfellas. Well acted and staged, but why was it done?

Don't see it if you're tired of Italian mobsters. QFAD was engaging, but not enlightening. Lots of angry yelling and violence. It wasn't for me.

Also I'm catching up on old reviews. QFAD was well-done in the genre, but M... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if You like the Sopranos (HBO) - 2 of the actors were on that show. You like being on the edge of your seat with tension, then being surprised.

Don't see it if You don't like thriller-type stage shows and prefer an upbeat musical. You dislike mob/mafia stories.

Clever, Exquisite, Dizzying, Dated, Funny

See it if It was amazing

Don't see it if You don't like performances

May 12th, 2015
"Script is informed and well structured, smoothly delivering exposition through credible dialogue...The director has a tough dynamic to achieve and he deals with that by having his actors yell a lot. He does keep the tension high, however. The plot delivers a couple of satisfying surprises for th...
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May 4th, 2015
"It’s not enough to save the flawed writing...Author Michael Ricigliano has written a literate piece, but one that just doesn’t hold together. Director John Gould Rubin compensates by keeping the pace fast and the action sustained, moving his actors around the stage with a deft hand."
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May 4th, 2015
"A skillfully written, directed, and acted gangland drama set in a deserted warehouse in New Jersey...'A Queen for a Day' is a strong, nicely claustrophobic journey through the criminal underground. The playwright, Mr. Ricigliano, Jr., was a lawyer prior to his drama career, and he weaves a logic...
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May 6th, 2015
"When the play finally gets where it's going, or when it attempts to depart from generic expectations and 'gangster tropes,' it isn't all that surprising, largely due to the play's inability to show rather than simply tell...The characters spend so much time shouting at each other that shouting q...
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