Hope NYC Reviews and Tickets

(44 Reviews)
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Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

About the Show

A new, darkly-comic solo play about women's voices and women's choices as they deal with addiction and abuse as well as healing and survival.

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Member Reviews (44)

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1015 Reviews | 420 Followers
Indulgent, Quirky, Disappointing, Resonant, Tedious

See it if You want to see one woman’s quirky interpretation of her journey through the aging and death of her parents. Some interesting staging.

Don't see it if You’re not up for another one person show that’s really theatre as therapy for the writer/performer.

716 Reviews | 219 Followers
Intense, Funny, Profound, Moving, Edgy

See it if Woman reconstructs her shattered identity after her mother’s death. Solo actress plays 3 generations with great feeling. Brilliant staging.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in a painful, intense non-linear journey. A brutally honest view of the past sheds light on the present.

366 Reviews | 92 Followers
Sharp inventive clever staging, Terrific acting & writing, Deadly honest and risky performance, Edgy and intense, Intelligent

See it if Up for a raw, direct, intense & mesmerizing performance. A wonderfully unrelenting tale, you can't take eyes off Hope Salas.

Don't see it if You want to hum tunes on the way out; music here’s that of pure theatre, with a dead-on, direct, viscerally honest performance & script. Read more

241 Reviews | 25 Followers
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Predictable

See it if You don’t mind a predictable story

Don't see it if Do you want something new and exciting and entertaining

210 Reviews | 35 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Occasionally hard to follow, Intense

See it if you want to see a searing. precision performance about mourning and memory, involving parental abuse and alcoholism.

Don't see it if you do not like solo shows.

207 Reviews | 36 Followers
Intense, Great acting, Indulgent, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you like solo performance "art", you have mother-daughter issues

Don't see it if you want a story with a linear plot

131 Reviews | 45 Followers
Absorbing, Enchanting, Confusing, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you like European-style theatre; for a strong autobiographical show that leaves you wanting more; to be inspired by a true artist.

Don't see it if you do not like solo shows; you need things wrapped up neatly at the end; you're not interested in a family drama. Read more

101 Reviews | 63 Followers
Great staging

See it if you'd like a well preformed, beautifully staged, familial truth-telling session on the edges of trauma, addiction and dark humor.

Don't see it if you dislike heavy themes, performance art and one person story telling. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

Theater Pizzazz
October 2nd, 2018

"Salas takes an intense, heart-wrenching story and infuses it with intrigue with an intense physical performance. Her background as a dancer is evident in her remarkably muscular arms which...glide smoothly across her body or perform rigid, modern dance-influenced gestures...Where most solo shows only scarcely employ props and technology, 'Hope' uses them to maximum effect, making for a fascinating and beautifully enhanced production.”
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Front Row Center
October 12th, 2018

“Salas is contained in a very narrow body, but she is a powerful force on the stage...She has complete Martha Graham-like control...Salas gives us the complicated characters of her father...mother...a brave sex-worker...and she gives us her raw, honest self from childhood to now with all the beauty marks and other warts in various stages of healing...Salas can disappear so deeply into a character that we think someone else is in the room. It’s mind-blowing magic.”
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