Let's Call Her Patty
Let's Call Her Patty

Let's Call Her Patty NYC Reviews and Tickets

(70 Reviews)
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Disappointing, Cliched, Entertaining, Banal, Funny

About the Show

A comedic exploration of motherhood, daughterhood, and the struggle to navigate the chaos of life.

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Member Reviews (70)

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133 Reviews | 17 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like intimate plays with some difficult conversations

Don't see it if you are looking for an easy to follow along/digest story.

315 Reviews | 70 Followers
Realistic, Feel-good, Touching, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Wonderful three-hander with adept casting

Don't see it if Upper middle class Upper West Side and their concerns is quite a small pigeonhole of a group

78 Reviews | 8 Followers
Quirky, Intense, Funny, Clever

See it if Rhea Perlman delivers. Realistic and humorous portrayal of an Upper West Side Jewish mother of a certain age that you'll recognize.

Don't see it if I did like it, but it can get clunky, and occasionally felt aimless in what it was trying to convey.

54 Reviews | 5 Followers
Overrated, Generally good, Funny, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if You like Rhea Perlman (who knows how to project).

Don't see it if You expect more to a story and dislike shouting. Read more

88 Reviews | 20 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if Very funny show, Perlman and Kritzer are great.

Don't see it if Short without much conflict

531 Reviews | 62 Followers
Disappointing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Are an upper Westsider. Like typical NYC characters and slice if life. Midly diverting.

Don't see it if Need a story or action. This is just talking about things, not doing.

437 Reviews | 181 Followers
A small show with underdeveloped potential, Committed actors, Too short, Messy writing, Serious-minded

See it if a fan of 70-minute intermissionless shows; want to see Rhea Perlman and Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, who have too much life for this dullness.

Don't see it if anticipating a laugh-out-loud comedy, strong and compelling writing, or a fleshed-out show. Note: drug addiction and death are themes. Read more

112 Reviews | 53 Followers
One-note, Cliched, Entertaining, Slow, Quirky

See it if You like Rhea Perlman and Leslie Kritzer. They are both funny. Rhea is kind of one note. They do the best they can with the script.Bit slow

Don't see it if All kind of one note. Funny, but nothing remarkable or even memorable. Theatre space is nice and cozy though.

Critic Reviews (10)

The New York Times
August 1st, 2023

“ ‘Let’s Call Her Patty’ gestures toward an oral tradition of storytelling that aims to preserve local, and often endangered, histories.”
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New York Theatre Guide
August 1st, 2023

“...Kritzer carries the play as it meanders and then abruptly concludes. Though Perlman’s comedic chops still shine in some moments, Kritzer’s Sammy is both the heart and humor of the piece. Neither talent, however, is enough to make up for ’Let’s Call Her Patty’s’ creative stagnation.”
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July 31st, 2023

“ ‘Let’s Call Her Patty’ insists on being a story about Patty and Patty alone — a choice that hits a dead end when we realize how even Perlman’s dominant stage presence and talents as a character actor can’t overcome how passive Patty is as a protagonist. Patty does not act, but rather reacts to the people that orbit around her. And there’s only so much director Margot Bordelon can do to keep her story from succumbing to inertia.”
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Talkin' Broadway
July 31st, 2023

“It truly is difficult to parse ’Let's Call Her Patty’ beyond the bits and pieces we are given. Margot Bordelon's direction and Kristen Robinson's set design give the play a dreamlike quality that is in keeping with a work about memories, unbidden thoughts, and random ideas. But as an audience for a play, we need more than these evanescent wisps.”
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New York Stage Review
July 31st, 2023

"Rhea Perlman plays a Pilates-loving liberal Upper West Sider in this shallow new play... [where] unforced, realistic moments of connection are all too rare"
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Front Row Center
August 1st, 2023

“This play is more like a reality show with that kind of mother/daughter nattering where the daughter is trying to make a point and the mother keeps shifting the conversation to anything that will move...Sad to report that there is not much to see here folks. Move along.”
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Exeunt Magazine
August 9th, 2023

“As the play goes on, the archetype quickly collapses into stereotype, and the more we know about “Patty,” the more she seems like a collection of traits that range from more-or-less-benign to more-or-less awful, not adding up to anything other than Overbearing Mother.”
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New York Theater
July 31st, 2023

“Let’s Call Her Patty” can most charitably be considered a character study, since there is little discernible plot, with the one tangible development occurring close to the end of the 70-minute play, which feels longer. Unfortunately, the character under study in Zarina Shea’s play, while meant to be colorful, comes perilously close to a stereotype, stopped from falling into flat-out caricature by the warmth and breadth of the cast.
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