Child's Play
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Child's Play
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Child's Play NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(24 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
0%
Negative
8%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

About the Show

Rising Sun Performance Company and FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade present the NYC premiere of this drama in which a therapist journeys into a young patient's imagination.

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Member Reviews (24)

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494 Reviews | 103 Followers
16
Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if you feel you want to see community theater in NYC.

Don't see it if you want to see a polished professional play. Read more

463 Reviews | 128 Followers
75
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You would enjoy observing a series of child therapy sessions to help a child deal with extreme trauma.

Don't see it if You are looking for a highly polished production. This is definitely rough around the edges. No interest in the methods of play therapy.

411 Reviews | 72 Followers
74
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You know someone or someone's child who is dealing with this issue (you probably do). A good portrayal of therapy with a child.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in independent and experimental theatre.

381 Reviews | 52 Followers
72
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Predictable

See it if you are into psychology and have interest in following the progress of one child's therapy.

Don't see it if you are looking for a polished performance.

375 Reviews | 53 Followers
79
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you want to see a play about a child, how she copes with abuse and how she and her family are helped helped through therapy.

Don't see it if You want to see a polished production dealing with child therapy. Read more

361 Reviews | 80 Followers
81
Absorbing, Clever, Relevant, Riveting

See it if Well written and acted drama about a child therapist working with an emotionally distressed youngster and her family.Realistic and engaging

Don't see it if If you are uncomfortable seeing dramas containing issues of sexual abuse and family dysfunction.

235 Reviews | 41 Followers
71
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in seeing a play in the mid stages of development

Don't see it if you are looking for a light frothy comedy

132 Reviews | 23 Followers
85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like an intimate theater experience, a good storyline about what might lead a child to stop speaking and want to support local theater.

Don't see it if you only like tourist-y, big productions and/or don't want to be engaged in a story about how a therapist might unlock a child's secrets.

Critic Reviews (2)

BlogCritics.org
April 16th, 2017

"A mystery story, cleverly crafted to keep us glued to scene after short scene. The solution to the mystery isn’t much of a surprise. In fact, I was a little disappointed...But in this psychological what-done-it, the psychology is smartly conceived and revealed...Hill and his cast make it engaging and effective...Cantisano’s mute performance is a thing of beauty in itself...'Child’s Play' isn’t perfect, but it’s a strong piece of theater on a number of levels."
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Theater In The Now
April 21st, 2017

“Cantisano’s performance as Cindy and her transformation from tortured girl to triumphant young person in control of herself is worth watching. Mercedes Vasquez gives a dynamite performance as a very strong woman who is shutting out her family…Director Brock Harris Hill helps us get into the characters’ heads so we can confront the sensitive, unpleasant truth. This happens at a decent pace, never boring, always making me want to embrace the evolving complexity of the story.”
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