Ends Nov 02 | 1h 10m | Midtown W

LOVER

From 61 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Ambitious, Cliched

About the show

Written and performed by Lois Robbins, this solo show explores one woman’s confessions of what goes on behind closed doors and between the sheets.  More…

From the show:

Everyone remembers their first kiss…and second…and maybe their fifth? This bold new comedy reveals the truths about life, love, and…sex. Written and performed by Lois Robbins, L.O.V.E.R. portrays one woman’s confessions of what goes on behind closed doors and between the sheets. Directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss, and What I Wore), L.O.V.E.R. is the new play for anyone who’s found love or is still searching.


Member Reviews (61)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Ambitious, Cliched
72
Avg Score

65
M.i.d.d.l.i.n.g.

See it if you want to hear a winsome actress kiss-and-tell about her lifetime of lovers in an amiable but ultimately shallow 1-woman therapy session.

Don't see it if you expect wit, insight or deep thoughts on love, sex, relationships or self-actualization. [This is a pleasant diversion & not much more.]

78
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if See weid, fall in love, or thinking you are in love, relationships .

Don't see it if One woman show or you want alot of action.

53
Slow, Cliched

See it if You enjoy hearing cliches like "you have to love yourself before you love someone else." You're into hearing the guys she hops from.

Don't see it if You think something like this should be told to a therapist instead, not a paying audience.

69
Slow, Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if If you enjoy a one woman show which tells the story of her life through her relationships.

Don't see it if If you do not enjoy a slow rather indulgent one woman play.

70
Slow, Fluffy, Ambitious, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like the typical formula of growth: I was this, then life taught me this, now I'm a better person

Don't see it if you don't like tales of a sexual nature

68
Disappointing, Edgy

See it if You like one person shows that discuss their sex lives

Don't see it if You like musicals and dramas

79
Thought-provoking, Funny, Authentic, Engaging, Great acting

See it if you want to see a very well-acted, engaging, funny, REAL one-woman semi-autobiographical show about sexual development leading to maturity.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy one-person shows or aren't interesting in female perspectives or are prudish regarding descriptions of sexual encounters.

Also This is a very well-acted, one-woman show and Lori Robbins is authenti... Read more Read less

77
Intelligent, Clever

See it if You like 1 woman shows about real life events

Don't see it if You want fluff and make believe

69
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if If you like one-person shows

Don't see it if You need more in-depth plays

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to know how to do Laundry the right way LOL

Don't see it if You do not have a sense of humor or are not compassionate

35
Fluffy, Great acting, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you are a big fan of Lois Robbins. She works really hard in trying to keep you engage through this monologue.

Don't see it if If you are looking for real gender insight. The show is a memoir of the author who doesn't take too many risks in revealing her secrets.

Also My main problem was the play itself. It presents a series of episodes ... Read more Read less

During previews
65
Great acting, Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want to see another “Theatre as Therapy” piece...a one person show...very well acted...tells of her story...maybe you can relate.

Don't see it if You’re expecting to learn anything or gain any sort of life lessons unless by chance your story matches hers. She doesn’t make it universal.

During previews
63
A good try, Ok, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want an special or unique story. This is the story of every woman I went to college with. Nothing unusual or noteworthy. A good try but.

Don't see it if You want to me moved or stirred. The point she’s trying to make does not hit home. Some cute parts but otherwise feels more a vanity project

Also It’s a middle aged woman finding herself. Nothing new or original.

During previews
73
Funny, Ambitious, Great staging, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy one-actor, memoir plays. You want a memoir told through a woman's history of relationships & finding her voice.

Don't see it if You want a consistent tone: the 2nd 1/2 half-the stable portion of her life is compelling & authentic, her wilder, younger story is less so.

During previews
80
Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Riveting, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you’re a woman looking for a relatable figure on stage. This is an open, honest, and revealing look at a woman’s awakening.

Don't see it if you’re not into solo shows or are a prude.

During previews
79
Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you'd enjoy one person relating life experiences from youngster to adult, with realistic interaction with clear descriptions & nice music.

Don't see it if you want a flashy show - this is one person talking to you with a few props on a multi-platform stage about frank sexual encounters.

During previews
69
Indulgent, Disappointing, Insipid, Quirky, Funny

See it if you like Lois Robbins work. The opening is hilarious and there are some other funny bits.

Don't see it if shaggy dog stories are not your thing. The plot and the on stage action becomes repetitive and disappointing.

During previews
60
Inane, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if A married Long Island princess reflects on her bad loves after cancer diagnosis. "I was an ugly duckling in a sea of swans." Daddy issues.

Don't see it if A soap actor's quest to find her voice is as inane as one might expect, especially one w/ low self-esteem. "How am I supposed to live a life

Also ...a life with the crippling thought of living a life without a man?"

During previews
63
Indulgent

See it if you want to hear a person tell all about the various periods of her life.

Don't see it if you want to hear about an unusual life or hear a masterful speaker.

Also A good one person show requires a masterful storyteller or a unique an... Read more Read less

During previews
51
Slow, Cliched, Ambitious, Banal

See it if You really want the details of a woman’s love life for 80 minutes.

Don't see it if If you’re not a fan of soap opera-esque one person performances.

During previews
82
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a solo performance that is funny and delightful that focuses on her sexuality and coming of age and the choices she made.

Don't see it if You don't like solo performances and do not want to hear about a woman coming of age and her choices. You don't want to laugh.

Also Even though this play did talk about what goes on behind closed doors ... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Manipulative at times, Insightful, Fine performance, Relevant, Interesting

See it if you like 1 person shows that detail the relationships one has throughout one's life, their effects & the difficulty in overcoming struggles.

Don't see it if you dislike 1 person shows & and a psychological analysis of relationships, their effects, challenges and life lessons learned.

During previews
70
Slow, Ambitious

See it if You want to see more Women’s stories on the stage.

Don't see it if You want something with an interesting narrative. The events in the story weren’t engaging. Even as a women I didn’t love it.

During previews
51
Needs to go deeper, Underdeveloped, Relevant, Self-indulgent, Clichéd

See it if A Robbins fan. While she's correct in her closing remarks that women' stories should be told, hers, in telling and staging not compelling.

Don't see it if Expecting a play, fully observed and conveyed truth or insight deeper than a Hallmark card.

Also Kudos and empathy to Ms Robbins for having survived and grown, but her... Read more Read less

During previews
73
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a solo show performed by the author that evades most of that type of show's shortfalls through the actor's talent

Don't see it if solo shows written, performed and about author are never tolerable to you.

Also Lois Robbins talent raises what could have been a simple exercise in s... Read more Read less


September 8th, 2019
"Lois Robbins Chronicles Her Sex Life in Solo Play 'L.O.V.E.R.'"
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September 10th, 2019
"Usually, this sort of confessional memory piece is centered about a profound personal challenge, social issue, or obsession. This is the tale of an unremarkable life, unremarkably told. It isn't terrible so much as it is mystifying."
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September 8th, 2019
"In 'L.O.V.E.R.,' the new one-person play currently running at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Signature Center, writer and performer Lois Robbins recounts a lifetime (thus far) of romantic and carnal affairs."
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September 8th, 2019
2 of 5 Stars "From Boy Crazy to Womanly and Wily: Lois Robbins wrote and stars in a mostly autobiographical look at a woman's relationships through life"
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