Her Requiem
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Her Requiem
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Her Requiem NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(41 Reviews)
Positive
63%
Mixed
32%
Negative
5%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Disappointing, Original, Intelligent

About the Show

Lincoln Center Theatre's Third Stage (LCT3) present this new play about a high school senior who decides to compose a full requiem - and almost destroys her family in the process.

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Member Reviews (41)

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876 Reviews | 904 Followers
68
Uneven, Entertaining, Flat, Unresolved, Ok

See it if Little gets resolved and even less gets evolved. It felt more like a long subject without much verb. It's entertaining enough, but uneven.

Don't see it if The point of theater for me is movement. Little changes on this play. It's like a painting Most characters are left as you found them.

852 Reviews | 1007 Followers
68
Entertaining, Disappointing, Slow, Uneven, Average

See it if Entertaining enough, light laughs here and there but overall it's just ok. The actress who played Mirtis was quite funny & entertaining.

Don't see it if I don't see this show has having a wide appeal. It never fully takes off, at times is unfocused, & chemistry between actors not always great

965 Reviews | 339 Followers
45
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Insipid

See it if you want to support the LCT3 mission of promoting new playwrights .

Don't see it if you want a coherent plot; this show squanders the considerable talents of the actors.

946 Reviews | 387 Followers
81
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of character drivin contemporary family drama... with a little bit of quirky thrown in.

Don't see it if You like fast paced light hearted fluff that you don't have to think very much about.

741 Reviews | 123 Followers
71
Thought-provoking, Original, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if if you are interested in alternative lifestyles. This is what happens when hippies grow up. Beautiful set is like a visit to the country.

Don't see it if you are looking for a lot of action. There is a lot of talk but not much is explained.

469 Reviews | 258 Followers
75
Ambitious, Needs work, Improbable, Subplot heavy, Banal

See it if you want to see three fine performances from Mare Winningham, Peter Friedman, and especially, Keilly McQuail.

Don't see it if you do not like plays with a million subplots. This work also needs a few more rewrites before it should be produced on stage.

470 Reviews | 112 Followers
56
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You want a paint-by-numbers show where the situations are all mundane things we've seen 1,000 times before.

Don't see it if You want a fast-paced show. Although it's only 90 minutes, it feels twice as long.

431 Reviews | 115 Followers
79
Intelligent, Surprising, Original, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you appreciate fine acting in an original, interesting drama about creativity and obsession in an unusual family situation. Nice set, too.

Don't see it if you are thrown by unexpected plot lines. It's more about the mid-life crisis of the father than the precocious teenage daughter composer.

Critic Reviews (12)

The New York Times
February 22nd, 2016

"A thoughtful, beautifully acted new play...directed with assurance by Kate Whoriskey...Mr. Pierce’s characters are superbly drawn, his dialogue smooth and smart. He’s a promising writer...But the plotting of 'Her Requiem' becomes a little baggy...From this point the play becomes diffuse, a quilt of underdeveloped subplots."
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Time Out New York
February 22nd, 2016

"Contrived and gently pretentious, Greg Pierce’s 'Her Requiem' is the Off Broadway equivalent of a 'New Yorker' short story...Characters are improbably glib yet earnest; moral stakes are real but unfrightening; the tone is bittersweet puzzlement...Pierce raises several questions over 90 minutes, few of which he answers to satisfaction...The acting is strong, with Friedman and Winningham—two of New York’s finest character actors—touchingly torn between protecting their child and their marriage."
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The Hollywood Reporter
February 22nd, 2016

"While it boasts strong performances and pungent dialogue, 'Her Requiem' fails to make much narrative or thematic sense...Besides that absurd plot device, the playwright fumbles the ball with his characterizations...Director Kate Whoriskey...is unable to lend much coherence to the emotionally scattered proceedings. Nor are the performers, although such veterans as Friedman, Winningham and Van Patten deliver their usual unimpeachable work."
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Variety
February 24th, 2016

"Greg Pierce’s well-written but ineffectual play about a teenage wunderkind whose miraculous musical genius turns her home life upside-down and inspires a morbid death cult....After introducing the characters and giving us some background on how everyone got here, the playwright seems at a loss...The only tension in the air is between Caitlin's warring parents, who at least argue with intelligence and some eloquence."
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Theatermania
February 23rd, 2016

"A fascinating look at the fine line between commitment and obsession, practicality and philistinism...Director Kate Whoriskey hits all the right notes, a happy meeting of smart design and layered performances...Winningham and Friedman have a believable chemistry...Pierce probingly explores our tendency to see our own issues in a great work of art, even if those themes weren't intended by the artist."
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BroadwayWorld
February 29th, 2016

"A solid production by director Kate Whoriskey, but Pierce's promising text could use some consistency of tone. The play seems somewhat satirical at first, which undercuts the moments of discomforting reality between Caitlin and Tommy, who may or may not be aware of his predatory manipulations...A variation of the stage-mother scenario,'Requiem' has some interesting ideas that haven't quite coalesced yet, but with Winningham and Friedman at the center, the piece certainly intrigues."
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Talkin' Broadway
February 22nd, 2016

"Little of what he's built captures your imagination, or for that matter your attention...The surprises and misdirections that crop up along the way, as everyone begins jockeying for position closest to Caitlin's gaze, are compelling. Not much else, however...Further, tone problems are rampant...Aside from Winningham, the acting is uneven, too."
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CurtainUp
February 22nd, 2016

"'Her Requiem' is hardly flawless, but Pierce hits some right notes. Its characters are intriguingly if perhaps way too off-beat. And if does pose some interesting questions about artists, art, and what price a young artist like Caitlin — and her family — must pay before a work emerges into the light."
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