Ectoplasm
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Ectoplasm NYC Reviews and Tickets

65%
(13 Reviews)
Positive
39%
Mixed
46%
Negative
15%
Members say
Great staging, Disappointing, Absorbing, Confusing, Ambitious

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

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Member Reviews (13)

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1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
62
Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if If you know the acting co or actors in the show. Nice set.

Don't see it if If you want a play where the writing is conclusive.

891 Reviews | 259 Followers
80
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.

754 Reviews | 124 Followers
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.

715 Reviews | 109 Followers
68
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

408 Reviews | 56 Followers
34
Unskilled writing, Meaningless, Poor direction, Amateurish acting, Tedious

See it if you like anything that involves psychics, communicating with the dead and other aspects of spirituality.

Don't see it if expect competent writing, direction and acting.

334 Reviews | 67 Followers
68
Irreverent, Quirky, Uneven

See it if you're looking for a bizarre night of theater, filled with a weirdly off-beat entertaining ensemble, and a few moments of quite witty dialog

Don't see it if you expect a play that promises so much as it builds its premise and characters not devolve into disappointing cliche territory in the end.

326 Reviews | 29 Followers
38
Indulgent, Quirky, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you know a member of the cast that you want to support

Don't see it if you want to see a play with good acting, good writing and good direction

259 Reviews | 44 Followers
70
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.

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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