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Blamed: An Established Fiction

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Disappointing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great singing

About the show

Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: This new work combines text, live music, and dance to examine the scapegoating of girls and women throughout mythology, history, and literature. More…

Each culture seems to have one thing in common: a well-known tale in which a girl does something horrible, or is the victim of something horrible, which ruins everything and everyone around her. From Eve and Pandora to Lilith and La Llorona, 'Blamed' brings these women to life.

Member Reviews (13)


Ambitious, Disappointing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great singing
Avg Score

Entertaining, Intelligent, Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like shows that do a lot with a little (like Peter and The Starcatcher). Imaginative, lovely songs and seeing things from another view.

Don't see it if You think women should be seen and not heard or if you don’t like using your imagination.

Ambitious, Great singing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you'd like an entertaining review of some of the women, real and fiction, who have gotten bad rap. It's a fun look with a talented cast.

Don't see it if you expect a polished production. Some of the staging is very basic and the theater has very tight seats.

Indulgent, Excruciating, Immature, Confusing tone, Repetitive

See it if You want to support a young company at the beginning of their careers. You're interested in stories about women in history & fiction.

Don't see it if You want a well-crafted play. The stories lack depth & are identically told. The old-timey look was confusing & the cast was too smiley.

Also The entire production felt like an end of year class show, These young... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want to support Soho's Fringe series. You have a friend in the cast. You don't see downtown theatre, so shadow puppetry would impress.

Don't see it if You want a sharp show without fluffy dance. You want a piece that lives up to its premise. You want thoughtful transitions.

Ambitious, Disappointing, Good natured, Amateurish

See it if You’d like to support the Fringe Encore Series, now in its 12th season, or if 45 minutes of upbeat enthusiasm is enough for you.

Don't see it if You're expecting a plot, a polished show or experienced performers.

Also A great but unfulfilled premise — how women have been blamed and vilif... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if despite a spirited performance by the young cast, this play feels like a work in progress.Original idea that becomes repetitive and dull.

Don't see it if see it to support young talent,new artists, and the producers of the Fringe Encore Series

Ambitious, Unsatisfying, Creative

See it if you like unique Fringe festival offerings, all-female casts, and theater that creatively utilizes shadow-work and paper cut-outs.

Don't see it if you prefer shows with typical narrative structure (this is very vignette-based) or are expecting it to live up to its premise.

Also after each vignette, the women broke into smiles and hugged, which was... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Amateurish, Crowded staging, Entertaining, Promising

See it if you want to support Fringe shows without expecting too much. With its several vignettes, you are sure to like at least some of them, I hope.

Don't see it if you do not want an all-woman show about women. If you expect polished performances as the show is like a work in progress in cramped space.

Repetative, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy new shows with good ideas, even if they are unpolished.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy shows made up of vignettes, Fringe shows, or uneven shows.

Enchanting, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if You like modern dance and you're interested the history of sexism.

Don't see it if If you expect to see a fully polished piece.

Also I'm surprised by the poor ratings on this show--I feel it's pretty har... Read more Read less

Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You enjoy well-done movement pieces focusing on serious issues. The women do an amazing job, and the show is wonderful.

Don't see it if You enjoy pure musicals, or you're interested in something more fluffy.


See it if You like vignettes about women who got blamed rightly or wrongly throughout history for events...dancing was nice

Don't see it if You want a full blown single story from beginning to end with traditional show stopping numbers

Ambitious, Enchanting, Quirky

See it if You like fairy tales, folklores, and legends retold in a feminist way.

Don't see it if You're expecting something brand new, or a connected show with a clear plot.

Also I really appreciate the creative storytelling of the show, they tried ... Read more Read less

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