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81%
(98 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
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Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent

About the Show

1936, Berlin. When Jewish athlete Helene Mayer is selected for the Nazis' Olympic Squad, she realizes she is fighting for much more than gold.

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Member Reviews (98)

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866 Reviews | 898 Followers
75
Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Well acted, Interesting

See it if Well written, acted & directed. Interesting story. Relevant story to be told in America today.

Don't see it if You don't care about slower plays. I was a bit disappointed with the ending. It needed a better more powerful conclusion.

841 Reviews | 1006 Followers
70
Interesting story

See it if I thought the story was interesting and it was well acted.

Don't see it if You dislike plays that rely heavily on narration rather than dialog and actions to further the story.

507 Reviews | 1867 Followers
84
Minimal, Absorbing, Refreshing, Smart

See it if A well staged and acted two hander. Rich characters and performances offer an interesting story.worth seeing for sure.

Don't see it if You don’t like minimal show. Although they made a lot out of a little.

703 Reviews | 213 Followers
75
Historical, Direct, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Informative

See it if Bio of two highly driven athletes in a politicized world. Relevant racial & identity issues. Why do people have to be labelled?

Don't see it if Two monologues which rarely intersect. Each actor narrates her uphill battle against history. Evocative descriptions, but I felt detached.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
86
Dramatic, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if the dramatic intersection of sports & politics interests you. Two women athletes exemplify the still ongoing issues of WW II prejudice.

Don't see it if Nazis related material is triggering for you.

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
74
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if Defying common established thought and fascism of the day, two femme Olympic runners stay focused, concentrating in their competitive lanes.

Don't see it if Monologues, but come with something to say.Topic is important, but acting skills should lift its weight. Still, sight not lost on its value.

464 Reviews | 70 Followers
89
Very well directed, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you like good, tight dramas.Actresses are both excellent.Very well directed.Minimal set is very effective.Touching story.

Don't see it if you are an idiot about Trump.This play shows the effects of rabid racism.Speaks to the politics of today.See it and remember what can happen

410 Reviews | 61 Followers
75
Relevant

See it if The personal is the political: 2 women realize that their Jewish identities get in the way of their pursuits under a Nazi Germany.

Don't see it if Stiff writing (fancy writing vs spoken Eng), mostly monologues. If you already know that personal is political, this doesn't bring much more Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

Talkin' Broadway
October 20th, 2019

"The characters primarily narrate their stories, often poetically, and they intermittently debate with each other the entanglement of sports and politics...Choreographically, they demonstrate the physical and emotional exhaustion the women endured. Both performers are excellent."
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TheaterScene.net
October 21st, 2019

"Constructed as two intertwining monologues...Yes, their paths cross at crucial times, but the cumulative impact of their individual tales, from optimistic beginnings to their distressing, but sadly satisfying adult lives makes an impact that is both heartbreaking and hopeful."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
October 21st, 2019

"The script is hokey and oh-so-dramatic, but the story it tells is worthy of the spotlight…the minimalist approach lays the writing and one-note performances bare…I like to get my doses of political finger-wagging through more human storytelling."
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