DIVA (FringeNYC)
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DIVA (FringeNYC)

DIVA (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(3 Reviews)
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Riveting, Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Delightful

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: June is an eccentric New York opera singer. Once celebrated, she's down on her luck. Agorophobic and unable to leave her apartment, she turns to her booze, her pills, her dead stuffed cat and her trusty vibrator Mr. Buzzy for solace.

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Delightful, Great singing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if you delight in a one-person show where a young diva brings music and camp to his cabaret venue with energy and elan. So much fun!

Don't see it if dislike one-person shows that get a very campy, loud, and insane!

Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if want to see a lively solo performance.

Don't see it if you're tired of stories about how sad a woman is without a man.

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you want to see a very good one woman show about an aging, down on her luck entertainer. It's a very well written script.

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows dealing with difficult situations.

Critic Reviews (4)

Time Out New York
August 19th, 2016

"'Diva' is sometimes as messy as the lipstick-smeared mouth of June’s bottle of Absolut: At the show I attended, technical issues were numerous enough to be distracting, and June’s sense of herself as trapped bleeds into the show as a lack of forward momentum. Still, this old has-been proves surprisingly relatable as she proudly recounts a life lived on her own terms. It seems a shame that June’s alone. She’s enjoyable company."
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Theatre is Easy
August 22nd, 2016

"Barton overacted to an extreme level, and the play—while mostly structurally sound—becomes an experiment in finding out what crazy thing Crazy June can do…The images of June’s possible insanity are ones we’ve seen before…'Diva' hopes to rally these conceits to create a fleshed-out June that the audience can recognize, but for me, 'DIVA' often feels trite, predictable, and sometimes offensive."
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The West Australian
January 27th, 2014
For a previous production

"The play has a great grounding in reality…It's also beautifully constructed. So June first gets your undivided attention, then lets you into her story, wins your sympathy and sets you up for an absolute zinger of a climax...An affirmation of life, with all its heartbreak, darkness and obscenity, as powerful and beautiful as you'll get anywhere. Barton is simply great as June. She nails her pungent Brooklyn accent, her fragile swagger and her tempestuousness perfectly."
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Perth Theater Reviews
October 29th, 2015
For a previous production

"This is a searing psychological profile with no less than a full-throated performance by Tiffany Barton...Barton is fearless in exploring all the complexities of this larger-than-life diva...It’s in-your-face, immediate and compelling...This is a well-written, well-directed and beautifully crafted piece of theatre with a memorable performance that sponsored a most interesting discussion afterwards in the lobby. Highly recommended."
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