I Carry Your Heart
Closed 1h 20m
I Carry Your Heart
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I Carry Your Heart NYC Reviews and Tickets

66%
(9 Reviews)
Positive
78%
Mixed
0%
Negative
22%
Members say
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Intense

About the Show

In Athena Theatre's supernatural drama, a mysterious link is formed between the donor and the recipient of a heart transplant.

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Member Reviews (9)

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236 Reviews | 23 Followers
20
Slow, Disappointing

See it if You're interested in the topic of organ donation - the talkback afterwards was interesting and informative.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show that feels professional or a deeper exploration of the topic and its effects.

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176 Reviews | 23 Followers
45
Poor writing, Slow, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if you're a writer who finds writing The Most Important Thing & want to watch a show about writers who think writing's The Most Important Thing

Don't see it if you value your time / shows where good actors have good material to work with. If this had had an intermission, I would have left then.

73 Reviews | 6 Followers
90
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you appreciate great actors in off-off Broadway theatre. The drama is powerful, and the emotions feel genuine.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with stories about organ transplants or family drama. This is an intimate show with minimal sets.

21 Reviews | 1 Follower
79
Thought-provoking, Intense, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy really good writing!

Don't see it if You want to see something light. It is uplifting and beautifully written but heavy undertone since it’s about organ transplant.

13 Reviews | 2 Followers
88
Must see, Profound, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see an honest, truthful, heartfelt and beautifully written and acted show about organ donation.

Don't see it if You want to see something light. The play deals with grief, healing, and love. It’s very moving and relevant!

2 Reviews | 1 Follower
89
Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You like thoughtful, meaningful theatre! An incredible play by a bright young playwright, it's incredibly acted by a talented cast.

Don't see it if You don't like any of the above.

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you appreciate shows that are Beautifully staged. Wonderful acting. Excellent use of a small space. Engaging dialogue. Heart-warming...

Don't see it if you don't want to be touched

431 Reviews | 127 Followers
During previews
70
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in the dynamic between organ recipients and the families of the donors; you are willing to accept the dead as characters.

Don't see it if you are very literal and dislike shows which use non-exisitant characters; organ transplants make you queasy; you prefer musicals or comedy

Critic Reviews (5)

BroadwayWorld
April 6th, 2019

“This important show shines a light on the subject of organ donation...This realistic story provides an intimate view of the characters and how their lives are affected...It also demonstrates the delicate relationship between the organ donor and the recipient...The actors portray their characters with just the right amount of passion and affection for each other...’I Carry Your Heart’ takes audiences on an emotional journey...This is a show that should be seen and talked about.”
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New York Stage Review
April 3rd, 2019

“Fresh and powerful...The psychological problems explored here are personal, unique. But they emphasize the unexpected repercussions that can eventuate when something serious but at the same time matter-of-fact transpires...Some of the writing comes across as awkward, at least as directed by Cate Caplin and played by an otherwise accomplished cast taking on especially delicate, not often tackled material.”
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TheaterScene.net
April 10th, 2019

"Looking back at it, Georgette Kelly's 'I Carry Your Heart' is an overly ambitious play that attempts to say so much more than it's capable of saying. In the first place, it's about a heart transplant, but then, in the second and third and fourth place, it attempts to make connections between the various characters we meet."
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Front Row Center
April 12th, 2019

"The play concludes so abruptly that it takes an usher clapping to let us know we are done. Odd. As it is, Kelly goes wide, not deep. The actors are not given much of a chance to spread their wings because the text keeps them grounded...As to the direction – Cate Caplin keeps everything moving along without incident. All in all, this is a noble gesture that had some in the audience rapt. It is certainly a subject that could use more than one light on it. So bravo for that."
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Plays to See
April 9th, 2019

"It’s a tale of uncanny twists of fate, the mysterious connections between human lives, and hope in the midst of grief. If it sounds trite, unfortunately, it is. The show plays out like a near-soap-operatic Lifetime movie, navigating audiences through foreseeable plot twists and unnaturally poetic dialogue...It will satisfy those in the mood for some ultimately heartwarming drama or some lyrical poetry."
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