Comfort Women (2015)
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Comfort Women (2015)
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Comfort Women (2015) NYC Reviews and Tickets

68%
(25 Reviews)
Positive
52%
Mixed
36%
Negative
12%
Members say
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

About the Show

Set in Seoul during World War II, this Off-Broadway drama follows a young widow looking for work who is kidnapped and made a sex slave, or so-called Comfort Woman, for the Japanese Imperial Army.

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68
Disappointing, Earnest, Young, Boring music, Uneven singing

See it if You want to see young artists in an earnest attempt at drama. If you have never heard of this story, this is at least a beginning.

Don't see it if you really want to know about the Comfort Women. The crawl at the opening curtain had more information than the ensuing 110 minutes. Read more

52
Uneven singing, Pedestrian music/lyrics, Interesting theme, Committed acting, Lacks impact

See it if you are interested in learning about horrible Japanese exploitation of Koreans, especially women.

Don't see it if you expect in-depth understanding of the topic, non-stereotyped characters & strong emotional impact that should occur with such a subject.

85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing, Epic, Relevant

See it if want to see a wonderful and moving depiction of a complicated aspect of history, with a huge and talented cast--odd and unexpected.

Don't see it if don't like a large cast with many interwoven characters and plots.

78
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You would like to see a show about how the Japanese used women as sex slaves for their military.

Don't see it if You are not interested in historical events against the Japanese and their treatment of some women.

75
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if you want to learn about a little known part of history

Don't see it if you are looking for a happy ending

65
Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You want an original musical...good voices...good staging but sometimes amateurish.

Don't see it if You want an uplifting night at the theater.

55
Learning about moments in history can be uncomfortable...

See it if Based on true events: sexual slavery by Imperial Japanese Army in WW2 of young Korean girls/women

Don't see it if musical theater can spotlight serious/dark subject matter, but if you don’t agree, than this isn’t for you. worth future development Read more

93
Great acting, Must see, Riveting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if U want to C a brillant show about a true story that captivates your heart. A beautiful story of heroism, love & relationships & hatred

Don't see it if Don't like seeing the horrors of war Read more

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