Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water
Closed 1h 30m
Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water
61

Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water NYC Reviews and Tickets

61%
(21 Reviews)
Positive
38%
Mixed
48%
Negative
14%
Members say
Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow, Entertaining, Confusing

About the Show

The Negro Ensemble Company presents this world premiere drama: a story about the of displacement of Black families and the forces that lead to it in modern America.

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (21)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
668 Reviews | 156 Followers
60
Heartfelt, Human, Slow, Not yet ready, Confusing

See it if for you several sharply observed moments of oh-so-human drama make a play worth seeing.

Don't see it if you do not have the patience to sit through a production that is not ready for presentation. Read more

464 Reviews | 101 Followers
31
Excruciating scene changes

See it if You want to see a new play at it’s very very very early stages

Don't see it if You want to see something that is polished and ready for an audience Read more

360 Reviews | 101 Followers
60
Disappointing, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if You love "feel good" endings

Don't see it if Characters are very underdeveloped and the horror of being stranded in a natural disaster is barely explored.

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
68
Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Slow

See it if You want to see a play about relationships and what it takes to keep it afloat.

Don't see it if You need a more polished performance. Read more

302 Reviews | 83 Followers
75
Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Enlightening

See it if you appreciate tense, emotional drama examining young male/female/familial relationships, struggle of middle class urban blacks to achieve

Don't see it if you prefer light themes, comedy, big set, musical, dance, impeccable acting, can’t sit 90 min. w/out interval, dislike all black cast/issues

250 Reviews | 29 Followers
78
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want a look at what life can look like for poor on America

Don't see it if You're not interested in stories of poverty in this country

184 Reviews | 33 Followers
45
Uninspired, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if Don't go. Poor writing. Poor acting. Poor directing. Not up to this company's standard.

Don't see it if You can see something else.

174 Reviews | 20 Followers
70
Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing

See it if An all African-American cast works hard in a play which is still in development

Don't see it if The (often) very short scenes are not in chronological order and are therefore confusing

Critic Reviews (1)

TheaterScene.net
May 21st, 2018

"With his earthy, expressive and humorous dialogue, Mr. Jones renders each character with depth and feeling...As the play’s centerpiece Tupelo, SJ Hannah is a commanding whirlwind of comedic flourishes and soulfulness...Charles Weldon’s fine direction aids these sensitive performances...Michael A. Jones’ passionate eloquence and the strong performances compensate for the production’s limited presentational values."
Read more

Watch This Next (3)

87
Excellent
27 Reviews
Opens May 26
NYC: East Village

A modern-day reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet centered around a queer, Black man. 

83
Great
5K+ Reviews
Ends Sep 2022
NYC: Midtown W

A long-running revival of Kander and Ebb's satirical musical about lust, treachery, and murder.

81
Great
44 Reviews
Ends Jun 26
NYC: Chelsea

New York premiere of a play shortlisted for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.