Her Opponent
Midtown W
85

Her Opponent NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(47 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
6%
Negative
0%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

About the Show

Prismal Productions presents a gender-bending recreation of excerpts from three of 2016’s deeply contentious presidential debates.

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Member Reviews (47)

84
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you can get past being depressed about what might have been and are open to a truly eye opening experience.

Don't see it if you're comfortable with our political leadership and don't want to think about it anymore. Read more

79
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Interesting, Relevant

See it if you're still fascinated by the 2016 election and the debates.

Don't see it if you hate politics or you just can't take any more.

Critic Reviews (3)

April 29th, 2017

"Provocative, startling, and theatrical...Ms. Whorton is commanding...Mr. Embry totally evokes Clinton’s verbal rhythms and authoritative manner...Wagner perfectly simulates the dryness and self-importance of the various moderators...Ms. Guadalupe and Mr. Salvatore have selected highly representative portions of the debates and woven them into a fascinating one-act program...An enthralling and imaginative piece of documentary theater."
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April 26th, 2017

"A show without characters, acting, or writing. It is also not a show. What it is, is a mirror. And an ingenious one at that...This is not a satire, parody, farce, nor recommendation nor condemnation of what took place at the debates. This is the actual moment replayed...without the originals' gender or decades of being in the public eye...Time will tell, but I feel that the relevancy of 'Her Opponent' will hold the play up well in subsequent years."
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April 26th, 2017

“Rachel Tuggle Whorton tackles quite accurately Mr. Trump. Daryl Embry equally aptly tackles the persona of Mrs. Clinton, both nailing certain mannerisms, patterns of speech and general stature. Only the pronouns (he/she) were changed to make sense in this environment, and the names were changed but maintained the same rhythm…For a mild jolt and passing identification of your own biases, head over to the Jerry Orbach theatre.”
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