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Games NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(98 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
5%
Negative
0%
Members say
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)

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.

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.

Critic Reviews (3)

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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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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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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