for all the women who thought they were Mad

for all the women who thought they were Mad NYC Reviews and Tickets

(18 Reviews)
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Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Relevant, Intense

About the Show

Soho Rep presents a daring and exhilarating fever dream about the forces that push a woman from the everyday into free fall.

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Relevant, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Intense, beautiful and gripping storytelling. Nonlinear and somewhat dreamlike (nightmarish). Absorbing. Relevant & timely.

Don't see it if you don't like stories that are intentionally ambiguous and not neatly explained. Read more

Edgy, Absorbing, Abstract, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy non-traditional storytelling that makes you think & can be interpreted in many ways. Really Great performances.

Don't see it if You are looking for a straight forward "easy" play that doesn't activate your mind.

Critic Reviews (6)

October 27th, 2019

"In Zawe Ashton’s ‘for all the women,’ the Price of Uprooting a Life: This convoluted play chronicles the breakdown of a conflicted, displaced East African woman in the cosmopolitan West."
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October 27th, 2019

4/5 stars: "Actor-playwright Ashton, who is currently appearing on Broadway in Harold Pinter's 'Betrayal,' weaves her poetic text around an all-too-realistic scenario that slowly evolves into a full-on fever dream."
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October 27th, 2019

"John Doyle’s Blankie 'Macbeth' and Zawe Ashton’s Memorable 'for all the women…'"
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October 27th, 2019

"'For All the Women Who Thought They Were Mad' Is an Onstage Anxiety Dream: Zawe Ashton's play traffics in the fears of modern women…just in time for Halloween."
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October 31st, 2019

"Ashton, currently giving a brilliant performance in the Broadway revival of 'Betrayal,' has come up with an admittedly theatrical piece that makes its central argument so starkly that, for the first half of the ninety-minute running time, it's hard to believe that she isn't kidding."
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October 30th, 2019

"Zawe Ashton's poetic new work is…at times cryptic and ambiguous. However, the imagery it creates and the ideas it explores will remain with you long after the story is over…It's not a 'perfect' play in any traditional sense, but if you listen, the message is loud and clear."
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