Detained
73

Detained NYC Reviews and Tickets

73%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
7%
Negative
7%
Members say
Relevant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

About the Show

UP Theater Company's new drama sees two teens from different lands, inside a refugee detention center deep in the heart of Texas, form a bond to help each other fight off dangers from within its walls - and without. 

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (14)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
94
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you enjoy new work, professionally done, about a sad shameful reality that is especially scary in our current political climate.

Don't see it if you only enjoy light fantasy fare, or have no interest in new voices or topical themes. Read more

81
Impressive, Resonant, Great acting, Confusing, Somewhat simplistic

See it if You like to be impressed by terrific productions far off the beaten path, or are interested in great efforts from mostly non-Equity actors.

Don't see it if you don't want to travel above Central Park, or can't tolerate a rather simplistic plot with some confusing elements. Read more

81
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you want a fair exploration of immigration problems in this country.

Don't see it if violence, immigrants or autism are triggers for you. Read more

70
New talent in uptown performance, Relevant, Intelligent, Some good performances

See it if You appreciate new work, are ok with uneven performances, enjoy political subject matter.

Don't see it if You don't go above 96 street or you are a xenophob Read more

70
Engaging, Interesting characters in a difficult situation, Good acting, Script still needs work

See it if A slice of life among illegal immigrants who are being held in a detention center in Texas. Nicely done

Don't see it if Low budget community theater in Washington Heights

68
Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you are OK with a script that is interesting and has bones, but needs some polishing; interested in the subject of immigration

Don't see it if you aren't interested in traveling to Washington Heights to see a performance in a church; prefer light-hearted theatre

77
Absorbing, Touching, topical, horrifying

See it if you want a living, detailed picture of how, why, and where the U.S. detains undocumented immigrants.

Don't see it if you want lighter fare; if you believe in building a wall and are not willing to change your mind. Read more

10
Disappointing, Excruciating, Awkard, Earnest, Contrived

See it if You think Fox News is "Fair and Balanced". You are interested in broadly painted caricatures as stand-ins for complex, nuanced discourse.

Don't see it if u think it's problematic for the only true villain in a play about the deportation system to be a latino undoc'ed, gangbanger/coyote/rapist Read more

Watch This Next (3)

83
Great
20 Reviews
Ends Jan 30
NYC: Midtown W

Winnie the Pooh and friends embark on fun adventures, in this new musical with life-size puppets.

93
Must See!
21K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

This all-ages musical spectacle tells the untold true story of the Witches of Oz.

80
Great
90 Reviews
Opens Jan 26
NYC: Midtown W

Tony winner Phylicia Rashad stars in the Broadway premiere of Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew.