Already closed | 2h 10m | East Village

Lovesong (Imperfect)

From 23 member  reviews
Members say: Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

About the show

In Jose Rivera's ("The Motorcycle Diaries" and "Marisol") fantastical new comedy about imperfect relationships, two imperious lovers look for a love that lasts forever. More…

From the show:

Playwright's For A Cause Writer Jose Rivera brings a new play to our season. Death has been declared illegal by the U.S. government. Trees grow lights instead of leaves. Ghosts love the living. And in heaven you can taste the wind. Two imperious lovers look for a love that lasts forever in this fantastical comedy about imperfect relationships, by the author of the Motorcycle Diaries and Marisol.

Member Reviews (23)


Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

Boring, Disappointing, Didnt believe this couple even knew each other, This did not gel

See it if you know the performers.

Don't see it if You care about production values. Ugly costumes. These three felt like they were in different plays, different styles.

During previews
So slow it becomes excruciating, Difficult type of comedy to pull off, Rough preview, Stilted, Ambitious

See it if you seek ambitious new plays that show off all the writer’s flourishes & self-indulgence. Interesting magical futuristic alternate reality.

Don't see it if I can’t judge if this is a good play or not. It felt like watching a rehearsal. Long suffering couple prolongs suffering. Not a likable pair

Also This might improve a lot over the run. It's beautifully produced as fa... Read more Read less

During previews
Great staging, Great actors, lighting and music, Intriguing but vacant, Fluffy political satire, Delightful, quirky

See it if You're up for spot-on actors; sharp funny writing with no discernible there there however. Writing engaging & funny at times, smooth staging

Don't see it if You dislike experimental theatre, magical realism, farce, or need a traditional narrative framework—you won’t have the patience or payoff.

Also This potentially delightful and quirky show just calls and beckons to ... Read more Read less

During previews
Disappointing, Frenetic, Repetitive, Intelligent

See it if More intelligent than meaningful. Had the feel of a modern take on a Greek Myth without a moral. Occasionally amusing.

Don't see it if Well, it's frenetic but slow -- you figure it out. You may wish it were only one act instead of two.

During previews
Entertaining, Resonant, Relevant, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if You want to see the woman/idealistic vs man/realistic swordplay on love in a three person play.

Don't see it if You expect nice sets and unique insights into love.

Also The doctor character was the cliche “German” accent doctor. Not sure i... Read more Read less

During previews
Quirky, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You would enjoy an epically long dark comedy based on a relationship tested through eternal time.

Don't see it if You want to see something that moves quicker or has less coarse language and much unnecessary dialogue.

Also This play was ridiculously long for the philosophical based theme of w... Read more Read less

During previews
Slow, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You are friends of the actors

Don't see it if You don’t have to

During previews
Needs a half-hour cut, Virtuosic female lead, Lots of intriguing ideas, Sharp political barbs, Lovely sound with live violin

See it if you feel $35 is a small price to pay to see what's on the mind of a respected and loved prize-winning playwright.

Don't see it if you don't think some good writing, some entertaining and thought-provoking ideas, and some laughs are enough to make up for a slack story.

“Lovesong (Imperfect)” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

Related content

Cast & Creatives (2)