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Daughters of the Mock
East Village

Daughters of the Mock NYC Reviews and Tickets

(23 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Great acting, 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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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

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.

Critic Reviews (4)

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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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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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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