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New York | In Previews: Opens Feb 25

Marys Seacole

From 7 member reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Great acting, Resonant, Indulgent, Expressionistic

About the show

In Lincoln Center's world premiere, an ambitious Jamaican woman is determined to live a grand life. More…

Her adventures take her across oceans and eras, from a battlefield of the Crimean War to a contemporary nursing home, and many times and places in between. "Marys Seacole" is an exploration of what it means to be a woman who is paid to care.

In Previews: Opens Feb 25 | Claire Tow Theater (Upper W Side)


90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Masterful writing, Acute, Brilliant lead, Vigorous staging

See it if you want to see a sharp, important new play that breaks fresh formal ground even as it asks us to look at some inconvenient truths.

Don't see it if you have trouble holding 2 eras (then & now) & 2 sets of characters within your perceptual frame at one & the same time.

Also In “Marys Seacole” Jackie Sibblies Drury has written a play as importa... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Dizzying, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you want to get lost in an experimental play that stretches across time and space and race. A fresh, dynamic, and dizzying work.

Don't see it if you expect an accurate kitchen-sink historical drama. Not. This. Play.

75
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Quirky, Great staging

See it if The temporal changes and layering of Mary Seacole's story on that of contemporary Jamaican women is fascinating. The all-female cast is wow!

Don't see it if The script is clunky and does not always hang together well. Sometimes the point being made was lost in translation.

70
During previews
Ambitious

See it if You love Quincy Tyler Bernstine and are fascinated by fresh new plays.

Don't see it if You are expecting a conventional historical drama.

66
During previews
Ambitious, Experimental, Visceral, Episodic, Expressionistic

See it if You are interested in Jamaican-colonial encounters.

Don't see it if You want subtlety.

Also Goes on much too long, killing the interesting set ups. Seems to assum... Read more Read less

40
During previews
Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you have nothing better to do.

Don't see it if even if you have set the bar moderately low in your theater expectations.

Also Gets off to an interesting start. Shifts from a historical scene to so... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You want to examine women’s roles in America and how they cycle.

Don't see it if You want a linear narrative.


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