Her Requiem
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Her Requiem
72

Her Requiem NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(41 Ratings)
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (41)

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62 Reviews | 20 Followers
94
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Intelligent

See it if Looking for good acting, humor and intelligent writing.

Don't see it if Looking for lots of action or all out comedy.

185 Reviews | 39 Followers
85
Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you like to be intrigued.

Don't see it if You don't like to think

52 Reviews | 30 Followers
85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you're hungry to see excellent acting. Wonderful acting. I was moved. Engaging dialogue.

Don't see it if you don't like birkenstocks.

216 Reviews | 223 Followers
85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You like an orignal script. One parent totally supports his child's dream which ultimately puts a lot of pressure on the family dynamics.

Don't see it if You want to see a light entertaining story with all of the bells and whistles.

108 Reviews | 59 Followers
82
Great acting, Intelligent, Original

See it if interested in an original new play with some thought-provoking themes and well-developed characters all longing for an elusive something

Don't see it if you're looking for something light and cheery; this is a darkly humorous look at one family's existential struggles

1166 Reviews | 464 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.

124 Reviews | 27 Followers
80
Great acting, Confusing, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if Great acting and interesting subject matter but very confusing at times in the plot structure.

Don't see it if If you don't like New and edgy theater.

273 Reviews | 41 Followers
79
Absorbing, Funny

See it if you like great acting and an absorbing story. Fun banter between husband and everyone else.

Don't see it if want an action packed play.

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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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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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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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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