All Quiet on the Western Front
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All Quiet on the Western Front
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All Quiet on the Western Front NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(35 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
3%
Negative
3%
Members say
Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

A Fringe Encore: In honor of the centennial of WWI's Battle of the Somme, the Incognito Theatre Company brings Erich Maria Remarque's classic novel about the mental and physical strain of trench warfare to the stage. 

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Member Reviews (35)

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506 Reviews | 1002 Followers
90
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you enjoy a different approach to a great book ( a classic in my view) Some may describe it as a dance (very effective)

Don't see it if you do not want to be reminded of the effects of war. Warning: seats at Soho Playhouse not great re: sight lines

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
90
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Intense, Must see

See it if If you want a sharp, emotional, & riveting story of war told w/physical action. You want to see what can be done w/a few actors & props.

Don't see it if You don't like war stories. You prefer more traditional staging.

433 Reviews | 93 Followers
77
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy phenomenal young actors portraying multiple roles, with a minimal set (five crates), a lot of acrobatics, and a good story.

Don't see it if Their occasional descent into physical metaphor sometimes seems forced or out of place to the beautiful story they have created.

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
100
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if You like an intense performance. You want to be amazed and absorbed. You want to be immersed in the performance.

Don't see it if If you don't like intensity. You don't want to see and hear a performance about the war and what soldiers experience during wartime.

299 Reviews | 103 Followers
87
Clever, Great staging, Great writing, Intense, Resonant

See it if You like minimal staging with military-level intensity.

Don't see it if You're uninterested in investigating the ethics of war.

NS
256 Reviews | 197 Followers
94
All consuming, brilliant

See it if I regret I saw the last performance the , so it is too late to tell everyone to run to see it. It is a DO NOT MISS for serious theater fans

Don't see it if You are a gung ho violence fan. You think good leaders are saber rattelers.

285 Reviews | 55 Followers
76
Clever, Great acting, Great choreography

See it if You appreciate movement oriented theater. The choreography is brilliant. The acting very impressive.

Don't see it if You need a compelling story.Lovely play to watch.Battle scenes very evocative but ultimately the dance elements overide dramatic sensibility

204 Reviews | 89 Followers
90
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if a surprising philosophical play about war. It has everything you want in a drama:great acting,great writing,raw emotions, and humor..see it!

Don't see it if do not miss this play....it is truly outstanding.

Critic Reviews (7)

T
August 9th, 2016
For a previous production

"Incognito’s timely adaptation draws out the universal humanity of the characters, instantly forging a bond with the audience. Less a rollercoaster than a whirlwind of emotions, the scenes flit from humour to horror, camaraderie to chaos, drawing the audience in to the desperate lives of the young men sentenced to fight and die on the Western Front…Enthralling, moving and fundamentally, beautifully human."
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Fringe Frame Reviews
August 7th, 2016
For a previous production

"The all-male acting ensemble combine their trademark physical inventiveness with strong individual performances to provide a fresh look at this literary classic…The play’s structure often feels episodic, with several vignettes doing little to serve the wider narrative, and occasional moments of humour fall a little flat...However the actors multi-role with ease and bring moving gravitas to the scenes where they face injured and dying comrades."
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British Theatre Guide
August 3rd, 2016
For a previous production

"A visceral and breathtaking production...The cast of five give highly impressive physical performances with strong, striking images and it’s visually stunning. This moving story is told with passion and total commitment from these exceedingly talented actors who breathe a youthful life into the characters they are playing. Skilfully directed by Zuric, this production should be at the very top of your must-see list and richly deserved the standing ovation. It’s simply outstanding."
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Fringe Review (UK)
September 6th, 2016
For a previous production

"A first-rate production and performance…The very mobile cast were up to the challenge of Zac Nemorin and the directorial concept of Roberta Zuric, which put the words first, and forced a talented team to rely on their interpretation and their own mimetic to tell the terrible story. The proof of the respectful approach to the devised text was in the experiencing, and in a way which gripped attention from the outset and stirred the emotions of the packed audience. "
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A Younger Theatre
August 31st, 2016
For a previous production

"The finished result is performed with passionate aplomb, but it also feels rather hurried, with Remarque’s work crammed into an hour at the expense of subtlety...Incognito Theatre has relied on an episodic structure, and this only adds to the feeling that the play is rudderless…You’ve seen it done before and done better, and the choice to use physical theatre largely fails to leaven what have become hackneyed tropes...The play’s overall picture may be evocative, but the detail is lacking."
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Thespis
August 14th, 2016
For a previous production

"The production consists of an ensemble of five boys who all give superb performances that reduce you to tears. The choreography of the play is just outstanding and well rehearsed, resulting in a smooth performance that allows the audience to immerse themselves in the emotions of the story. An incredibly physical performance and easily one of the best shows at the Ed Fringe this year!!"
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Edinburgh Festivals
August 14th, 2016
For a previous production

"Not an unfamiliar story to us, but one that is ever relevant and conveyed by Incognito Theatre Company with fresh passion. Despite only having a small stage to work with, the creative choreography, lighting and sound manages to expand the space, and dramatize the extent and brutality of the situation...We are reminded of soldiers whose youth has been given over to battle and after effects that follow through the powerfully enacted emotive and poetic speeches."
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