Jericho NYC Reviews and Tickets

(66 Reviews)
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Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

About the Show

Michael Weller's world premiere drama revolves around the love affair between a scoundrel carousel barker and a maid at a Catholic Young Women’s Inn.

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127 Reviews | 28 Followers
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if you have the chance, it was a perfectly written and all the actors were well casted.

Don't see it if your expecting Carousel. I've never seen Carousel or any version of interoperation of this play but that's the feedback I've gathered.

209 Reviews | 76 Followers
Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if I liked it more than I thought I would. I am told this is based on the story that Carousel is based on. The actors were all very strong.

Don't see it if Very interesting redemption story. Held my attention. See it if you like stories that have a twist. Don't see it if you don't like a Read more

70 Reviews | 12 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you like thought-provoking plays and stories that present "life" issues.

Don't see it if you are not interested in deeper issues in love stories.

106 Reviews | 74 Followers
Great acting, Entertaining, Original story of carousel, Quirky

See it if You want the full story behind the Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel. It's so cool to see the story not in musical form!

Don't see it if you are expecting the musical or need a full and lavish version of the classical musical. Read more

675 Reviews | 131 Followers
Entertaining, Romantic, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like a love story mixup, with hardship, and making peace with oneself.

Don't see it if No action No music, Read more

115 Reviews | 50 Followers
Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy plays that are entertaining and transport you to plays like Carousel and places like Coney Island.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see old revivals and musicals.

506 Reviews | 999 Followers
Delightful, Dated, Intense, Romantic, Resonant

See it if y.l.t. see Coney Island in a play; also to say AHA! this is what Carousal was all about, Mixed acting skills. Intimate stage works for us.

Don't see it if you are expecting a musical or if you expect a BROADWAY production. Score is an average of 80 & 75

287 Reviews | 32 Followers
Ambitious, Relevant, Quirky

See it if you want to see a strong ensemble cast or are a fan of Coney Island culture.

Don't see it if you're expecting Carousel (based on the same play).

Critic Reviews (10)

The New York Times
January 25th, 2018

"The last scene is so movingly done that it tempers the impression of this frustratingly uneven world-premiere production...Mr. Weller adds a vaguely ghoulish, shape-shifting narrator to the proceedings, which is also a bold move...It pays off. But Ms. Braza never gets her arms around one of the trickiest things about 'Liliom' and its variations — a tone that shades from violence to euphoria, menace to humor. The audience response is sometimes unintended laughter."
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January 25th, 2018

"'Jericho' is not a lovable play, and yet I found it unaccountably moving...The first act is defeated by the small space and Braza’s graceless deployment of her company, and it’s not helped by the amateur device of a narrator...Something almost miraculous happens when we return from the intermission...The awkward pacing of the first act gives way to a beautifully choreographed death scene the actors can really sink their teeth into."
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January 26th, 2018

“Michael Weller whose last New York premiere was the misguided musical version of ‘Doctor Zhivago’ has done a fine job of adapting Molnár's ‘Liliom’ to an American setting. Unfortunately, The Attic Theater Company premiere is not quite up to the task. Except for two of the secondary roles, the casting of Laura Braza's production leaves much to be desired.”
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Stage Buddy
January 25th, 2018

"A provocative and disquieting expressionist narrative...It’s a beautiful story, smoothly directed by Laura Braza, but it’s also highly problematic...Weller negotiates this rather well, but the images it conjures gave me pause. There’s a thoughtful epilogue...Weller’s dark fairy tale for adults is prophetic, as our current national debate about sexual harassment and our current political climate emphatically suggests."
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Front Mezz Junkies
January 30th, 2018

"A complex and brutal love story...Unfortunately, this shaky production, playing out during the desperate days of the Great Depression, feels unfocused and hard to hold on to...A cast of strange oddball characters unsteadily directed by Laura Braza with an overly exaggerated edge playing to the humor at the expense of the darkness...Much of the script is heavy-handed and comically over the top...The direction just never feels strong or clear enough."
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February 1st, 2018

"The play is uneven. Its biggest misstep is the device of Dr. Ruhl who’s irritating and distracting (ever present) throughout...Two outstanding actors shine: Hannah Sloat inhabits just the right quiet resolve...Pope portrays Mrs. Mosca as if having given her much thought...Director Laura Braza seems to have taken a loose hand. Good actors are swell, the poor ones ungoverned. Pacing is fine, stage movement effective if not creative."
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Off Off Online
January 25th, 2018

"This production provides evidence why it has remained out of the repertory...In spite of good performances...the color-blind casting in a historical period of keen racial divisions is jarring...There are other bafflements...Molnár’s original is now a period piece with little to say to viewers conditioned to loathe sexual abuse...Clumsy writing and direction. You may want to stick with the musical version."
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January 26th, 2018

"The script gives us well-developed, empathetic characters and a gutsy story...A fine cast...Weakness lies in its second act, when the story's fabulistic element pushes to the fore and things get uncomfortably silly. Fortunately, Weller has composed a beautiful closing scene that restores the first act's gritty, colorful spell...A believable world where privation and desperation live side by side with hope, optimism, and a perpetual carnival."
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