Daughters of the Mock
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Daughters of the Mock
76

Daughters of the Mock NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(23 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
13%
Negative
4%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Edgy

About the Show

Negro Ensemble Company revives this 1978 drama about three generations of black women from Louisiana battling over tradition and modernity.

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Member Reviews (23)

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754 Reviews | 124 Followers
75
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Ambitious, Intense, Slow

See it if you are curios about this meeting of mysteries and modern life that was written 40 years ago but still remains relevant today.

Don't see it if powerful women taking back their own disturbs you.

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506 Reviews | 1001 Followers
90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if It made one think.. fascinating concept great acting no males in the cast

Don't see it if it needs more publicity.. at the old Pearl theater site

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
79
Edgy, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a play about three generations of women and the secrets they maintain. You want to see some great intense acting.

Don't see it if You don't like a play that is based on three generations of women and some secrets that are a big part of their lives.

302 Reviews | 85 Followers
75
Absorbing, Resonant, Intense, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if you support mission of Negro Ensemble Company and all-strong-woman cast/feminist theme. Carries Doll's House/Woman Who Was Me to next level.

Don't see it if you dislike all black or all women casts, feminist and other women's themes, humorless drama with no music or dance or old rickety theatre.

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
55
Cliched, Slow, Uneven, Intense, Edgy

See it if you like intense 2-act dramas. Acting was very disjointed. Older daughter: Excellent. Younger daughter: Ok, but in-&-out of southern accent.

Don't see it if anything occult turns you off. Mom: Forgot and/or mixed-up her lines all nite. Grandmother: HORRENDOUS Asian accent trying to pass as Cajun. Read more

276 Reviews | 30 Followers
83
Intense, Riveting, Great acting

See it if You want an intense family drama.

Don't see it if You don't like all female casts.

207 Reviews | 36 Followers
12
Cliched, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You just love Afro-American theatre without regard to quality.

Don't see it if You want good writing, believable characters, and thoughtful direction. Read more

176 Reviews | 16 Followers
78
Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing, Edgy

See it if You are comfortable seeing a dramatic play with all-female, all-black cast that touches on the subject of voodoo

Don't see it if You dislike black or all-female plays

Critic Reviews (4)

Theatre is Easy
June 5th, 2017

"Though 'Daughters of the Mock' seems to take place in the present, it gives the air of a past era, which at times becomes confusing, bordering on distracting. However, Denise Yvonne Dowse's direction keeps the stage active, mirroring the emotional journey of these five captivating actresses. The women all have excellent chemistry…Negro Ensemble Company consistently produces quality and timely theater by highly talented actors, and 'Daughters of the Mock' is no exception.”
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New York Theatre Review
June 1st, 2017

"A powerful drama...It’s horrifying, high-concept stuff that recalls Greek tragedy, but for the most part director Denise Yvonne Dowse and her actors keep the play grounded in the women’s emotional reality and maternal bonds...Edith Jason powerfully embodies Mau Mau’s dual natures as doddering hippie grandma and primordial goddess of the bayou...The four women make a powerful quartet...I feel like the production could have benefited from a more intimate setting."
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May 25th, 2017

"Mason crafted a play that approximates the dimensions of a Greek tragedy but also infused it with 1970s black feminist sensibilities. Her language oscillates between poetic ritual and realistic discourse...Dowse directed a well-paced production in which the actors could fully explore the emotional range of their characters...Forty years later, it is worth reflecting on the trajectory of black women and their influence on African-American society and American culture at-large."
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Caribbean News Life
June 7th, 2017

"Directed by Denise Yvonne Dowse, this saga is a bit of a puzzle in its complexities...'Daughters of the Mock' is a drama filled with mysteries and concealment...Whether puzzled, confused, intrigued and/or entertained, 'Daughters of the Mock' is worth its unraveling. Go see it!"
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