Based on the short story (and made famous by the 1987 Oscar-winning film), this drama tells the story of Babette, a French refugee in Norway, who throws a lavish feast that becomes an agent of transformative grace. More…
'Babette’s Feast' is a bundle of exciting contradictions: stark and lush, stunning and austere, mysterious and comic. Further, it is timely with a twist: 'Babette's Feast' highlights the plight of a refugee seeking asylum, who through her munificence creates a lavish feast that becomes an abundant experience of forgiveness and connection, healing the fractured community. A story that shows how embracing the stranger changes a community for the better.
See it if you want to experience the difference between the narrow realism of film and the magic of theater. The ensemble is marvelous.
Don't see it if you expect the play to be just like the film. The well detailed characters move the plot forward using song, mime & just a suggestion of set
See it if you enjoy a very unusual drama with good acting and staging. Costumes very suited to the story. I recommend you read short story to prepare.
Don't see it if you do not like dramas involving religion or you like comedy.
See it if You have no expectation of seeing a theatrical version of the movie and you enjoy a very slow paced play.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a story that flows, 3 dimensional characters, excitement of any sort, good writing and a wonderful feast.
See it if You loved the movie, enjoy a charming story with lots of exposition; strong actors and creative staging
Don't see it if You want a traditional play; lack imagination; seek an original story
See it if Creative , delightful and entertaining . Great writing and a cast who sings and dances in addition to excellent acting.
Don't see it if Do not see if you are interested in light musicals or dramas.
See it if You want to see a wonderful cast on stage, are familiar with the story, or are familiar with the movie.
Don't see it if You don't like plays with messages, can't focus too long, want a fast paced show.
See it if A 90 minute morsel of quick paced fun theater -Unusual but funny plot with excellent acting & singing. Top notch Off Bdwy
Don't see it if Can't pay close attention to narrative. Want splashy musical, or serious drama. Don't like intimate theaters like St, Clement's church
See it if you like story theater, precisely staged and acted, with a message about the transformative power of culture, social interaction & good eats
Don't see it if you want drama not narration. Oddly, once the masterful & mysterious Babette enters, the tension & interest waft away.
See it if you want to see a truly interesting translation of film into theater with a lovely story. Also if you loved the film. Excellent staging.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy "storytelling" theater. Also the actress playing Babette did not connect with the other actors and left the audience cold.
See it if you like intimate, thoughtful, playful theater
Don't see it if you want an expensive broadway production; you are expecting the movie version (this show is based on the short story that inspired it)
See it if You like the work of great ensemble casts who breathe life into a wonderful story
Don't see it if You are not interested in a somewhat long but absorbing story about what drives human action
See it if You are interested in seeing a stage version of the Isak Dennison book of the same name. The direction unfortunately fails the story.
Don't see it if If you don't want to see a literary adaptation that is poorly directed.
See it if you enjoyed the movie, enjoy fresh takes takes on famiar tales, enjoy great diction, costuming, stage choreography, and magical experiences
Don't see it if you prefer the comfort of very familiar stories told in very familiar ways.
See it if you enjoy a show without huge sets and minimal costume changes.
Don't see it if you don’t enjoy storytelling from a cast or need “big shows”.
See it if The actors tried hard but the story is trite. I understood the message they were trying to convey.
Don't see it if Cannot reproduce in a show what you can in a movie.
See it if You love watching the actors' craft make magic. Wonderful use of gesture & sound to evoke wonder & extravagance in an austere environment.
Don't see it if You can't use your imagination to substitute for a big splashy production. This is an intimate venue with a bare stage and minimal props.
See it if You want to see a thoughtful, thought-provoking production.
Don't see it if You are looking for flashy theater -- this is a small-scale, simply-staged piece of theater.
See it if An actor's play. Creative. Impressionist. Great acting. Great sound effects. Fantastical realm. Imaginative. Can link to current affairs.
Don't see it if You don't like. Creative. Impression. Great acting. Great sound effects. Fantastical mean kitchen cooking machine! Imagination.