Lucie Pohl: Hi, Hitler
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Lucie Pohl: Hi, Hitler
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Lucie Pohl: Hi, Hitler NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(27 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
4%
Negative
7%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great acting, Ambitious

About the Show

Lucie Pohl's autobiographical solo show explores her life as German-Jew growing up in a wild family of artists, and her childhood fascination with der Führer.

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Member Reviews (27)

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1002 Reviews | 412 Followers
63
Entertaining, Energetic, Fluffy, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You're a fan of one person shows, especially ones where you learn all about the performer's life.

Don't see it if You're bored easily or want a little more depth to the character in a one person show. She had some unique moments that weren't explored.

869 Reviews | 248 Followers
83
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Ambitious, Great writing

See it if you are up for some laughs in a one-person show with an energetic performer who quickly plays many roles.

Don't see it if you want something serious or have a hard time keeping pace with a lifelong story told in 90 minutes.

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
85
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You enjoy one-performer, memoir plays. You like fish out of water stories. You want a play about growing up told in an unique way.

Don't see it if You don't like memoir stories. You want a play w/bigger production values.

437 Reviews | 66 Followers
85
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if you like monologists. She is one of the best and her tale is wonderfully over the top. Brava!!!

Don't see it if one person shows are not your thing.

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
75
Quirky, Indulgent, Great acting, Banal, Dizzying

See it if You want a fast moving one person show that is very ho hum. A few funny moments but not enough to carry the show.

Don't see it if You have an alternative entertainment option

254 Reviews | 138 Followers
85
Enchanting, Clever, Funny

See it if You like expertly woven tale of a curious upbringing

Don't see it if You don't go to 1 person shows

167 Reviews | 13 Followers
70
Ambitious, Talented acting, Fast paced, Interesting family story, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy one person shows of interesting family history and the challenges of the immigrant experience.

Don't see it if If you want dramas with clear story arc and strong plot.

147 Reviews | 39 Followers
94
Clever, Enchanting, Hilarious, Masterful, Must see

See it if Like Tracey Ullman, Lily Tomlin? Catch Lucie's wacky, serio-comic, showbiz family. Interesting, insightful: it's not Fun with Adolph.

Don't see it if You want a sitcom, or if you don't like memoirs or standup or high-energy one-woman shows. Otherwise, it's terrific.

Critic Reviews (5)

The New York Times
July 16th, 2017

"Pohl proves to be a delightful raconteur. Her story, though, ultimately is less engaging than she is, growing more amorphous as it goes along and slowing to a stop rather than reaching a peak...The piece is, essentially, about trying to find herself and a sense of stability in an unconventional family...It’s energetically told and fun to watch, but in the end it’s not especially traumatic, or unusual, which also makes it something less than revelatory."
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Broadway Blog
July 17th, 2017

"Her generally intriguing narrative is mainly concerned with the experiences of an eight-year-old German child emigrating from East Berlin to New York...Pohl switches in dizzyingly rapid succession from one characterization to another…Much of this is definitely intriguing but, with a few exceptions, it's more smile than laugh inducing. Those smiles are more likely to be ignited by how Pohl expresses herself than by what she expresses…I loved Lucie and liked 'Hi, Hitler."
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A
November 4th, 2015
For a previous production

“Lucie Pohl is a very animated and expressive actress full of charisma and energy. However, her stories don't captivate the attention of the audience nor do they contain real life lessons. She fails to properly develop the idiosyncrasies and personalities of her characters. I left the show not having been emotionally moved, not really knowing much about the people in her life, and most devastatingly, not really having laughed all that much, which was quite disappointing.”
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London is Funny
July 13th, 2014
For a previous production

"Incorporates numerous Pohl family members, dozens of different characters, and more accents than it would seem possible for one person to cram into a hour-long story...This is no softly-softly voyage of self-discovery. Instead, Pohl is a smart-talking performer who imitates, and tackles adroitly, the eccentricities of everyone in her life...She covers a huge range of characters. They don't all work but they are done with a passion and a gift for mimicry that sustains a high-octane show."
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Broadway Baby
August 15th, 2014
For a previous production

"Pohl is a master of her own unique craft. Carefully and intriguingly darting between self and character, she buzzes, flits and contorts, embodying everything, down to the most minuscule detail, portraying her real-life saga without fault or flat line...Pohl is easy to watch, lovable, crazily funny and truly entertaining as a formidable and triumphant actress who needs to continue the explosion of her comic collisions."
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