Made by God
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Made by God
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Made by God NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(16 Reviews)
Positive
75%
Mixed
25%
Negative
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Intense, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

Based on a true story, an American travels to Ireland to uncover the truth about a past tragedy. 

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Member Reviews (16)

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891 Reviews | 259 Followers
73
Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you want to be challenged in your thinking on some of the days difficult topics. Some good acting presented well on a small stage.

Don't see it if if you want something light. You need to read the glossary to follow the story.

480 Reviews | 134 Followers
70
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant, Intense, Confusing

See it if You like historical dramas/tragedies. You are willing to really work to stay with what you are watching.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays that focus on characters that have no way to solve their life problems.

356 Reviews | 108 Followers
65
Relevant, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a confusing and overwrought play about abortion rights amidst tragedy in Ireland.

Don't see it if You want a clearer understanding of the situation. Although most of the actors were good, this play is lacking in a clear direction.

303 Reviews | 74 Followers
65
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Edgy

See it if A play by the Irish rep based on a true story with references to Suicide, abortion and Drug misuse.

Don't see it if This play isn't for everybody including myself. You're looking for lighter subject matter. It could have used some trimming down although Read more

296 Reviews | 47 Followers
87
Profound, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a wonderfully acted show on very intense subject matter, i.e. abortion rights, suicide and strong religious beliefs.

Don't see it if you're looking for light fare. While there are some humorous scenes, this is a very serious drama

294 Reviews | 67 Followers
65
Some good acting, Intense, Overacted, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you haven't thought or been exposed to topics re: abortion rights and want to understand the "controversy" better from a human view.

Don't see it if you want to delve into the "grey" areas of abortion - this scratches the surface and relies on overacting more than character development. Read more

272 Reviews | 57 Followers
81
Inventive, Great acting, Clever, Intense

See it if you enjoy excellent and inventive new Irish writers with unusual perspectives on the history and culture of a poetic people

Don't see it if no reason not to see it but it has closed

167 Reviews | 34 Followers
80
Thought-provoking, Poignant, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want to see a serious, relevant play about the subject of rape, Pro-life/Pro-choice, suicide! Very intense, great acting!

Don't see it if rape, suicide and Pro-life/Pro-choice are difficult issues!

Critic Reviews (5)

New Yorker
March 4th, 2022

"In this excellent one-act, in a world première in the small downstairs space at the Irish Rep, the playwright Ciara Ní Chuirc has taken Lovett’s story as an imaginative jumping-off point for a moving examination of love, faith, guilt, remembrance, and regret. With sensitive direction by Olivia Songer and strong performances by a cast of five, Ní Chuirc’s dialogue finds the perfect tone in a series of scenes that shift both in style and in time."
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Lighting & Sound America
February 18th, 2022

"Chuirc is talented but she isn't assured enough to fuse this collection of characters and devices into a coherent whole. Olivia Songer's direction suffers from the same uncertainty, especially when grappling with the overwrought climax. Still, there are some fine performances...It's not easy to write a play about such a polarizing topic, and Chuirc makes a decent attempt at seeing many sides of the argument. But her reach exceeds her grasp, and she shortchanges her characters."
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Theatermania
February 17th, 2022

"Director Olivia Songer stealthily, almost imperceptibly draws us into the mystery of Ann's death and why Eva is so obsessed with it...Hernandez is remarkably well-cast as Eva, exuding the nervous energy of that girl in high school with perfect attendance, who never got lower than an A- on anything...Chuirc deftly uncovers the classist assumptions that cloud the debate around abortion, in which well-to-do people on all sides think they know what is in the best interest of poor women."
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Talkin' Broadway
February 17th, 2022

"Though it's a bit rough around the edges, Ciara Ní Chuirc's 'Made by God' is a compelling drama whose subject matter couldn't be timelier...also boasts a handful of thoughtful performances which make this 90-minute, intermission-less staging a provocative evening of societal and political theatre...Economically and cleanly directed by Olivia Songer, this Irish Rep production makes a strong case for 'Made by God' as a jumping off point for further refinement and polishing."
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TheaterScene.net
February 17th, 2022

Actually, the far more spirited debate is being held in Eva's own head as her religious upbringing wrestles with a sense of culpability for a recent tragedy that has cast doubt on her previously rock-solid convictions. Unfortunately, the much too-on-the-nose parallels between Ann's fate and what is tormenting Eva's conscience amount to a bundle of contrivances that touch off a cascade of underwhelming revelations not nearly as thought-provoking as the play's beginning scenes involving Ann and Mikey.
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