A Story of Love and Soccer/The Journey I Never Made
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A Story of Love and Soccer/The Journey I Never Made
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A Story of Love and Soccer/The Journey I Never Made NYC Reviews and Tickets

69%
(15 Reviews)
Positive
53%
Mixed
40%
Negative
7%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Resonant

About the Show

KIT (Kairos Italy Theater) presents this evening of two world-premiere Italian one acts. Part of KIT's 'AlieNation' series, this presentation is performed in repertory with 'Enrico IV, A monologue.'

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Member Reviews (15)

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706 Reviews | 200 Followers
66
Great acting, Excruciating, Thought-provoking, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You want to see four talented actors tell two different stories, one that goes nowhere, but makes you think and one that is confusing.

Don't see it if if you cannot use your imagination as the sets are minimal, but some lighting does help. Both plays could use editing and be just as good.

464 Reviews | 101 Followers
61
The playwright needs to do more research

See it if You want to see two well acted one act plays.

Don't see it if If you know anything about soccer or gambling and it willbother you if things are inaccurate Read more

431 Reviews | 132 Followers
69
Both plays are long and repetitive., Acting was good.

See it if Like absurdist plays (i.e. Waiting for Godot) or 2-person plays with little action/lots o'talk. Some good moments in both, but needs edits.

Don't see it if You need more staging, sets, action. Journey is good but gets snoozy half way in, Soccer is iinteresting but gets VERY DARK w no warning. Read more

86 Reviews | 14 Followers
65
Absorbing, Disappointing, Great acting, Intense, Slow

See it if you want to see 2 plays with 4 good actors

Don't see it if too long, confusing.. couldn't wait for them to end.. sorry

78 Reviews | 13 Followers
65
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you like story telling theatre where the actors speak out to the audience and rarely engage with each other.

Don't see it if you are not interested in current European playwriting. Read more

57 Reviews | 41 Followers
50
(journey) quirky, kind, relevant (l&s) stale, tedious

See it if Journey: good performances, appealing actresses, interesting evocation of displacement, being the "stranger"

Don't see it if Love and Soccer: no drama, no chemistry, just 2 guys monologuing Read more

58 Reviews | 8 Followers
95
Absorbing, Profound, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you're interested in discovering the work of some great Italian playwrights. You enjoy watching powerful acting in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if you need B'way production values. This is really all about the actors and the playwrights' words. You aren't into plays that make you think.

57 Reviews | 9 Followers
79
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in the immigrant experience and how different ethnic groups live together.

Don't see it if Don't enjoy dialogue driven works with minimal staging.

Critic Reviews (1)

TheaterScene.net
November 15th, 2017

“Adhering admirably to its cultural mission, Kairos Italy Theater is treating downtown audiences to a double-bill of smartly written Italian one-acts, each exploring the contentious topic of immigration in their own unique and achingly human ways, as part of its ‘AlieNation’ repertory. Minimally staged, but with talented actors, the beauty of the plays is largely in the playwrights' words, which seemingly have lost nothing in translation.”
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