Sherman Theatre presents a contemporary drama inspired by the Greek myth, which drives home the high price people pay for society's shortcomings. Part of 59E59's annual Brits Off Broadway festival. More…
Stumbling down Clifton Street drunk at 11:30am, Effie is the kind of girl you'd avoid eye contact with, silently passing judgement. We think we know her, but we don't know the half of it. Effie's life spirals through a mess of drink, drugs, and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day—till one night gives her the chance to be something more. This one-woman play makes its New York debut following performances at the National Theatre in London.
See it if Amazing solo performance. I was drawn into the character's intense experiences. How much of her suffering was fate vs. her own choice?
Don't see it if You are not interested in themes of class disadvantage and alcoholism in a caring but impulsive character.
See it if you want to experience an amazing one person performance.
Don't see it if you're put off by difficult to understand accents, fast speech and deeply negative personalities.
See it if I was mesmerized throughout the show, almost forgetting to breathe. The acting/writing/direction are exemplary. Don't miss this play.
Don't see it if you don't like one person shows; cursing and bullying offend you; confrontation makes you uncomfortable & life's a bitch topics depress you.
See it if you want to see a dazzling performance by an amazing actress.
Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows, don't like profanity, don't like unsympathetic characters, or don't like struggling with a Welsh accent
See it if You enjoy strong one-woman shows that rely on the strength of the actress and not over the top production value.
Don't see it if You have trouble with accents or don't want to real life to intrude on your theater. Heart wrenching and powerful, this is not for the weak.
See it if You want the joy of finesse delivered via a jackhammer of a performance. This is a beautifully crafted reimagining of Iphigenia's sacrifice
Don't see it if Brit accents are a deterrent. It took 3-4 minutes to find the rhythm of her voice. I could not be a casual listener, nor did I want to be.
See it if you enjoy great acting and an absorbing story. A timely critique of how our society looks down upon the less fortunate.
Don't see it if you don't like one person shows.
See it if You enjoy excellent storytelling, intensity, minimalistic set and a one -person play; excellent 75 minutes
Don't see it if You have difficulty understanding accents (it wasn't difficult but some may struggle with slang) or, you want a classic
See it if You enjoy one actor plays. Sophie Melville gives a nuanced, sympathetic, and beautiful performance.
Don't see it if You have trouble understanding Welsh accents.
See it if You enjoy drama with a touch of melodrama, good acting, something to say, dials turned up to twelve. You prefer grit to hearts and flowers.
Don't see it if You don't like to be yelled at, can't follow ghetto British patois, don't appreciate political messaging or just prefer calm and light.
See it if If you can get past a thick Welsh accent (I love it) you will see a tour-de-force one woman show that take a place beside PONDLING & CUDDLES
Don't see it if Thick Welsh accent, some profanity upsets you
See it if You enjoy classic connections to modern times in a well-written thought-provoking production. Mesmerizing performance.
Don't see it if You don't like solo shows or struggle with a Welsh accent (which is particularly difficult to understand when she is speaking quickly).
See it if Great performance. Straightforward, rather ordinary story that leaves you thinking.
Don't see it if You'd mind a very in-your-face performance. You don't like examining a pretty grimy, bleak life, although there's an optimistic ending.
See it if You like totally engaging theater, with a hypnotic solo performance ,by Sophie Melville, about real people and their daily dramas.
Don't see it if Angry hyped-up characters make you uncomfortable. You have difficult with English dialects and in-your-face dramas.
See it if want to see a great solo performance in a disturbing play; the acting is excellent, it's well written. Still don't know if I liked it.
Don't see it if aren't interested in a solo show
See it if You are interested in knowing more about a woman's experiences as she alienates & challenges you. Powerful performance of personal horror.
Don't see it if You're not interested in knowing how unlikeable people manage to pursue their lives without any guarantees.
See it if play about all the things that make life messy:drugs, alcohol,deception, neglect.Effie has been neglected by men, and by society ..stirring!
Don't see it if you don't like dark, or heartbreaking stories.
See it if You are prepared for a very intense and moving monologue about class exclusions from medical tx, housing, work&dysfunctional relationships.
Don't see it if You want to miss a tour-de-force performance that is powefully delivered, quite physical, but includes some rough language and Welsh accent.
See it if you like one person shows, good writing, great acting. Intimate show.
Don't see it if you don't like one person shows that deal with some dark subject matter.
See it if you want to see a star turn by this powerhouse actor in a modern riff of the tale of Iphigenia that is both relevant and important.
Don't see it if frank, raw, and ugly issues/conversations make you uncomfortable.