At The Wedding
Ends May 22 1h 10m
At The Wedding
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At The Wedding NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(43 Reviews)
Positive
79%
Mixed
19%
Negative
2%
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky, Clever

A world premiere comedy about flirtations, conversations, and collisions with the romantic past. 

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Member Reviews (43)

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892 Reviews | 220 Followers
79
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you want a short, pithy play that is very funny. The acting by Wiseman was very good

Don't see it if Of you want a longer, serious show. Not all the acting was good.

663 Reviews | 147 Followers
81
Quirky, Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Enjoy humor, watching a character berate herself, hate weddings, enjoy character studies of witty, but unlikable people & identity conflicts

Don't see it if Over-the-top characters disturb you, don't find humor in break-ups & obsessive behavior, drunken characters misbehaving, too brief (?)

600 Reviews | 264 Followers
79
Quirkily hilarious play featuring marauding lesbian who leaves chaos in her wake thru encounters w guests at a wedding and the bride/her ex

See it if subversive; eloquent showing risk/terror in marriage; outstanding Falstaffian lead performance by M Wiseman/MW; strong supporting cast

Don't see it if play structured as destructive 1 on 1 encounters by MW w other characters at wedding: lacks variety, provides no narrative drive/resolution Read more

604 Reviews | 88 Followers
72
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like a comedy with a twist, a non straight wedding where the breakup was with another woman. Good acting but predictable story.

Don't see it if you don't like gay weddings. Read more

490 Reviews | 125 Followers
80
Quirky and unique, Great costumes, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Pointedly edgy. The main character is lovably unlovable, smart & funny; all the backstories & drama show moments of love, sturm & drang.

Don't see it if Not interested in a mixed genre wedding that affects characters very differently - one's heartbreak is another's salvation; well played.

459 Reviews | 255 Followers
84
Funny, Delightful, Fast moving, Well directed, Well acted

See it if you want to see a terrific performance by Mary Wiseman!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy slight plays.

387 Reviews | 60 Followers
80
Indulgent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to forget about what's happening in the world, take some time to lose yourself in this wacky play. You'll feel better.

Don't see it if you want a straight narrative comedy, this might not be for you.

396 Reviews | 43 Followers
65
Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if tiny story of a woman who one does not really like.

Don't see it if wanted characters that one cares about.

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
March 21st, 2022

"Though it’s not by a long shot the first time a comedy has mined the nuptials-with-an-ex-to-grind setup, Bryna Turner’s 'At the Wedding'...offers a fresh and trenchant take on the genre...The lines are funny; Turner has a boxer’s sense of the two-punch rhythm of jokes. But it’s Wiseman...who makes them hilarious by making them sad at the same time...The plot, too, keeps well ahead of you, trusting you will survive in pleasurable uncertainty until its loose threads are eventually gathered...That authorial patience is part of what makes 'At the Wedding' so fresh."
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Talkin' Broadway
March 21st, 2022

"Manages to be both waggishly witty and tenderly affecting as it peels back to reveal the underlying loneliness of its acerbic protagonist...But what makes 'At the Wedding' so effective is that, on the whole, it is not a pity party...The entire setup, with its arrangement of self-contained dialogues, works perfectly here because it fits so well with the wedding reception theme...Director Jenna Worsham does a lovely job of arranging the performers and the action so that it all has the proper feel for the play."
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New York Stage Review
March 21st, 2022

"4/5 stars...Wiseman herself is a comic find. Left to her own devices by Turner and Worsham at that moment when the 'Til Death' neon flickers, she corners her audience—like a boorishly outrée guest at a wedding party—but artfully wins them over to her corner in what promises to be a nuptial battle...The play, at this early stage, is perhaps not quite fully realized; even so, laughter constantly flows, quite often outrageously so, through 70 lively minutes. Making play, playwright, and performers worth a visit to Lincoln Center."
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New York Theatre Guide
March 21st, 2022

"3/5 stars...70 minutes of enjoyable, though trite, wisecracking and wisdom-sharing about the unbreakable bond between love and pain...Unfortunately, save perhaps for Leigh, all the other characters' development gets sacrificed to accommodate Carlo's huge presence and narrow view of true love...One redeeming way to interpret these bits of 'At the Wedding' is that it actually takes place through Carlo's point of view, and there is evidence for that...One other thing 'At the Wedding' does get right is the lack of a clean conclusion."
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