Her Opponent NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(47 Reviews)
Positive
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Mixed
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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)

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291 Reviews | 704 Followers
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

190 Reviews | 23 Followers
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.

104 Reviews | 103 Followers
75
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if wonderful performances by the two leads. thought-provoking experiment. intimate venue. resonant social issues.

Don't see it if the post-show discussion was fun, but could vary based on audiences. not a traditional show -more like a class/thought exercise.

71 Reviews | 37 Followers
67
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you're interested in looking at the 2016 election from a different perspective.

Don't see it if you need a break from politics.

20 Reviews | 5 Followers
85
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Clever

See it if You like twist or something out of the ordinary or Donald Trump dressed and talk as a woman

Don't see it if You are not into politics

17 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Must see, Intelligent

See it if You ever thought there was more to the presidential race then meets the eye. This production explores how the public captured these debates

Don't see it if You do not have an open mind to how gender played a role for each candidate. This show should be viewed without predjudice and bias opinion.

14 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Masterful, Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You like shows that make you think, are in to politics, interested in gender identity.

Don't see it if You want to watch something flashy, doesn't require thinking, or are not into politics.

657 Reviews | 101 Followers
During previews
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Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you enjoy a very clever take on the 2016 debates and a gender reversal that really works. The actors took over the roles very well.

Don't see it if you can't look past your political biases.You need to look at these candidates with a fresh eye. A woman can be powerful and effective.

Critic Reviews (3)

TheaterScene.net
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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Stage Buddy
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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Act Three - The Reviews
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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