Fefu and Her Friends
Brooklyn
81

Fefu and Her Friends NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(47 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
7%
Negative
4%
Members say
Absorbing, Great staging, Ambitious, Intelligent, Great acting

About the Show

In this modern classic by María Irene Fornés, a group of articulate, idiosyncratic women gather in Fefu’s New England country house in 1935 to rehearse for a charity event.

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Edgy, Relevant, Intelligent, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if literally stepping into theater history excites you. An early experiment in interactive performance has been updated with multi-ethnic cast

Don't see it if you expect to nap in your seat. They make you get up to see three small scenes in intimate spaces! You leave with a lot to think about.

77
Can see why "fefu" is so highly acclaimed but rarely produced as it is a chilling feminist protest but not easy to digest

See it if shows women in 1935 terrified by men, w gun-toting Fefu @ center; scene of friend in bed voicing her paralyzing fears makes u shudder

Don't see it if u don't like strange plotless avant garde plays; some characters extraneous; rotating diff parts of audience 2 see diff scenes a distraction

Critic Reviews (9)

November 30th, 2019

"While Fefu and Her Friends' is considered a feminist statement, in performance the play seems not to be very revealing about women or their positions other than the fact that the cast is entirely female."
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November 25th, 2019

"There are laughs, and love affairs, and a water fight, and a hunting gun, and much discourse on art. It feels like a Goethe tale that passes the Bechdel test… a thought-provoking triumph for director Lileana Blain-Cruz and the many personalities she and the ensemble have detailed."
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November 24th, 2019

"The Many Unusual Stages of ‘Fefu and Her Friends’: Read and studied for decades, a key work of the American avant-garde finally returns in a major New York revival."
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November 24th, 2019

4/5 Stars "A play can be like a symphony, rapturous in a way that surpasses logic. María Irene Fornés's ingenious Fefu and Her Friends is such a work, and this revival from director Lileana Blain-Cruz is nothing short of exquisite."
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November 25th, 2019

"The Wild Invention of 'Fefu and Her Friends,' and the (Latest!) Rewrite of 'A Bright Room Called Day'"
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November 26th, 2019

"'Fefu and Her Friends': Can Misogyny Exist in a Play Without Any Men?: Theatre for a New Audience stages the first off-Broadway revival of María Irene Fornés's masterwork."
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November 27th, 2019

"An evening of glitteringly arranged social chaos, in which high comedy keeps company with many darker undertones. Even at its most enigmatic, the richly allusive text provokes with its intimations regarding women, privilege, power, and sexuality."
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November 24th, 2019

3/5 Stars "Maria Irene Fornés' 1977 play is an absorbing and thoughtful if somewhat enigmatic work, still distinguished by its unorthodox structure."
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November 24th, 2019

"A blast for much of the time. For the rest…well, to quote the director. 'Oh my god. I don't understand anything that's going on, but I love it.'…a pioneer in immersive theater decades before the term was in use."
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