Ectoplasm
Ends Feb 06 1h 31m
Ectoplasm
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Ectoplasm NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(8 Reviews)
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Great staging, Confusing, Absorbing, Slow, Ambitious

A thrilling new play by Sara Fellini, presented by The Players Theatre. 

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Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy off-off Broadway shows with good casts, great staging, costumes & props in an interesting story performed without an intermission.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy period pieces that deal with spirtitualism.

70
Repetitious, Slow, Unfocused, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you want to see hard working actors coping with a weak script. The costumes and set are wonderful.

Don't see it if you are likely to be distracted by recognizable historic figures & actual events presented as fiction.

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Absorbing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Clever

See it if you like an unusal plot with seances, mediums and magicians. The set in this small theater was very inpressive and used well.

Don't see it if you don't like small theaters or strange stories. Read more

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Confusing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if I had a hard time following the plot as there was a lot going on. The sets and costumes were top notch...It's worth seeing...

Don't see it if You don't like drawing room dramas involving seance and the occult.

66
Slow, Confusing, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if You do not mind seeing a play in progress. It needs some work.

Don't see it if You expect a polished play. Read more

66
Mystical or mystifying, Disappointing, Confusing, Dizzying

See it if zany goings on at a dizzying pace

Don't see it if you like a logical orderly story. Read more

65
Clever, Banal, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You'll enjoy a period drama that entwines a love triangle with spiritualism

Don't see it if You get bored by monologues debating the validity of spirits or the truth of loves

95
Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like theatre by upcoming theatre companies.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it.

Critic Reviews (2)

New York Magazine / Vulture
January 19th, 2022

"As you watch Ectoplasm, you can hear noise from the outdoor dining up and down the block, even music from the clubs nearby. Its carpet unrolls damply in front of you as you walk in from MacDougal Street, a stubborn revenant of the pre-wealth neighborhood. It’s not gorgeous, but there’s tenacity ground into every red velvet seat. (In other words, I love it.)"
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TheaterScene.net
January 18th, 2022

Ectoplasm counts among its themes and topics: poetry, women’s rights, prostitution, women’s suffrage, love, death, the paranormal, the supernatural, fraudulent mediums – and the love that dare not speak its name, except here it is openly discussed, circa 1912. Each and every character has an agenda which is too many plot devices, while the actual plot never quite resolves itself. While the play has been given an elegant physical production, the script does not entirely hang together or feel satisfying.
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