Jasper NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(54 Reviews)
Positive
87%
Mixed
11%
Negative
2%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
Two people struggle to keep their ill son healthy, while facing trouble in their own relationship. Read more Show less

Member Reviews (54)

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885 Reviews | 910 Followers
78
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if It's a great story with really good dialogue writing that feels relevant and natural. Great acting!

Don't see it if Intermission on a 2hr show is unnecessary & took some sail from it. There are really no needless scenes but a 10 min cut would be better.

861 Reviews | 1009 Followers
78
Engaging, Well acted, Entertaining

See it if Overall really enjoyed this. All 3 actors did a great job. The story & issues that unfolded were interesting & dramatic.

Don't see it if You aren't up for a story involving a sick child. The show moves at a nice pace but the intermission was unnecessary.

1005 Reviews | 230 Followers
76
Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Very good acting. Deals with family issues. The writing for the most part is good.

Don't see it if If you don't want a depressing play. Deals with sickness.

754 Reviews | 124 Followers
83
Well staged, Depressing, Predictable, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in an evening exploring a marriage disintegrating because of a dying child. The actors do fine work. Lots to consider

Don't see it if you are looking for a light entertainment or this is material might be triggering.

698 Reviews | 153 Followers
79
Slow, Intelligent, Cliched, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like struggling family stories, esp. those dealing with a child with severe needs & 24/7 care, parenting, friendship & isolation

Don't see it if you think subject matter may be too intense, don't like husband-wife problems dealing with handicapped child & need for support

620 Reviews | 126 Followers
90
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Family drama with life difficulty, caring for a very ill child and how it affect their relationships.

Don't see it if You want a comedy and musical. Long running time this could have be shorten Read more

484 Reviews | 76 Followers
97
Moving, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you like shows that have something to say. This deals with the difficulty of parenting a severely disabled child.Moving and insightful.

Don't see it if you are looking for a cute comedy.This play is serious, well acted.It keeps your attention and is well paced, well directed.

461 Reviews | 128 Followers
90
Difficult, Resonant, Needs edit, Emotional, Well built

See it if want 2 C kind of play not produced much with small cast in difficult circumstances requiring audience to take sides and empathize or reject

Don't see it if cannot find value in living thru other people's difficulties especially problems with children and illness

Critic Reviews (6)

Talkin' Broadway
September 14th, 2022

"MacDermott avoids the maudlin and tearjerking elements of a Lifetime movie. Except for the final image, which elicited a few gasps from the audience and which was telegraphed long before, I was left generally cold by 'Jasper'."
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New York Stage Review
September 14th, 2022

"Whereas MacDermott commits playwrighting missteps, director Katie McHugh and cast go country miles compensating for him."
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TheaterScene.net
September 21st, 2022

Most poignantly, when Drew starts to wonder if maybe their son's survival has been the opposite of a blessing, Andrea expresses horror for a thought that, thanks to Pimentel's touchingly subtle performance, we know she's had herself. To its strongest credit, MacDermott's play affords all three of its actors the opportunity to find meaning beyond their characters' words. Though, of course, with a less capable trio, this sort of dramatic freedom could have been a disaster.
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Theater Pizzazz
September 14th, 2022

"The production is one to see for its acting, staging and the hard questions that MacDermott raises. Stylized, suggestive and subtle, the production works because of its thematic grist and power."
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T
September 14th, 2022

Katie McHugh’s direction does little to make the play more than sporadically convincing. Mr. Fumusa and Ms. Pimentel, sometimes so quietly naturalistic they muffle their words, are solid actors who bring conviction to their scenes, but Ms. Hawk, from the moment she first appears, simply seems to have dropped in from planet Hollywood.
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Off Off Online
September 19th, 2022

"The playwright is successful, at breathing life into an encounter with death that is all too believable."
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