Heaven NYC Reviews and Tickets

(38 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Slow

A couple, with their marriage on the rocks, attends a wedding in Ireland to reignite their spark.

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Member Reviews (38)

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1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if A well acted and written play. It can get a little wayward but all in all good.

Don't see it if Dialogue driven is not your thing.

1015 Reviews | 420 Followers
Confusing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Meandering, Slow

See it if You like two person monologues about life and life gone by in Ireland. Good acting I suppose but I found my thoughts drifting…often.

Don't see it if You want something that’s going to grab your attention or something with some action.

746 Reviews | 113 Followers
Excruciating, Edgy, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like a play with two married characters who never interact with each other and whose stories are very confusing.

Don't see it if you like a play with a plot or characters who do interact with each other and arouse your sympathy or at least your interest. Read more

671 Reviews | 131 Followers
Entertaining, Slow, Great acting

See it if A couple that talk about relationship problem. Regret some decisions they made.

Don't see it if Not much happens, just two people who talk to the audience. No taking to each other.

562 Reviews | 64 Followers
Good acting. good story.

See it if You appreciate two handers told through monologues.

Don't see it if You don't want to hear monologues.

500 Reviews | 250 Followers
Quirky, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Well acted play with 2 characters reviewing some of their life decisions & fantasies.

Don't see it if If you prefer a musical then skip this one.

487 Reviews | 265 Followers
Confusing, Banal, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you like small dramas in which the characters deliver alternating monologues and do not interact during the course of the play.

Don't see it if you do not like plotless plays. Plus there is no interaction between the two characters. Read more

430 Reviews | 259 Followers
Entertaining, Occasionally confusing, Well written, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if interested in a beautifully acted 2hander about a married middle aged Irish couple with problems, told in alternating monologues.

Don't see it if you have trouble with heavy Irish accents; don't like profanity & sexual content (described); want interaction between the 2. Read more

Critic Reviews (6)

The Wall Street Journal
January 19th, 2023

“ ‘Heaven’ unfolds as alternating monologues, a telling suggestion of the couple’s isolation from each other...it concludes on a note of ambiguity, as the question of the marriage of Mairead and Mal seems potentially unresolved.”
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January 18th, 2023

"It helps that Moran and Bennett are particularly gifted actors, making 'Heaven' feel like an old story well-told."
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Talkin' Broadway
January 14th, 2023

"Plays where the characters never actually interact are extremely difficult to pull off effectively without becoming mere narrative storytelling...'Heaven,' running 90 minutes without an intermission, succeeds beautifully in bringing its story fully to life."
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Theater Pizzazz
January 14th, 2023

"O’Brien’s writing avoids most predictable tropes and will leave Mairead, Mal and the audience with plenty of feelings to sort through. It is, to be sure, a wedding night to remember."
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New York Theater
January 29th, 2023

rich texture…eccentric structure…vivid characters… We never see Mal or Mairead interact with one another. This arguably fits thematically; we learn that lately they have had little to do with one another (nothing sexually for five years.) But it, along with the thick Irish accents, requires a high level of attentiveness
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January 14th, 2023

In 85 minutes, Irish playwright Eugene O’Brien masterfully dramatizes two slices of life in his engaging bittersweet marital confessional. It is structured as a series of finely etched alternating biographical monologues addressed to the audience; startling revelations abound.
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