Maz and Bricks
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Maz and Bricks
76

Maz and Bricks NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(59 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
17%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Relevant, Great writing

About the Show

In Fishamble's new show, Maz is planning to attend a pro-choice demonstration. Bricks is planning to take his daughter to the zoo. But, as the day unfolds, nothing goes to plan and the two become unlikely friends.

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Member Reviews (59)

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878 Reviews | 218 Followers
70
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting

See it if A well acted play that has some good writing points in it.

Don't see it if Thick accents make this at times difficult to follow and enjoy. Political message in it not for everyone.

507 Reviews | 1868 Followers
80
Deep, Interesting, Great writing

See it if Thoughtful character study in verse. Simple staging and movement, but well written and complex. I liked it. It improves as it goes.

Don't see it if You don't understand thick Irish accents.

706 Reviews | 200 Followers
71
Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you'd enjoy a two-hander where one actor speaks three characters extremely well in rapid conversation. You like thoughtful entertainment.

Don't see it if you want a big drama-here the set is minimal & two actors interact, then fade to monologues and back again. Some accent adjustment at start.

713 Reviews | 119 Followers
79
Written in rhyme, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if complex characters who reveal themselves slowly interest you. A series of plausible events interweave the lives of two strangers.

Don't see it if Suicide is a theme which might be triggering for you The overlay between social & political distresses you. Monologs in rhyme irritate you

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
77
Cliched, Good writing, Good acting, Absorbing

See it if you'd like a slight but poignant & often dark rom-com, following an unlikely pair through the streets of Dublin to their fated (?) coupling.

Don't see it if you expect a political play. [It touches on such topics as abortion, suicide, addiction & depression but hardly beyond the surface.]

567 Reviews | 146 Followers
79
Relevant, Intelligent, Quirky, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Meet-cute oil-water opposites-attract hot-button rhyme-com. Easily removed from socio-politics with rhyming scheme in a foreign locale.

Don't see it if Accents. Monologues. Poetic rhyme. Non-combustible politics , but non-combustible oil and water chemistry between two, which is also nil. Read more

565 Reviews | 117 Followers
75
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Two strangers meet who are opposite of each other somehow connect.

Don't see it if you have a problem with accent. This show have much in set. Read more

601 Reviews | 88 Followers
77
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a two person drama where people express their thoughts and their lives are bared. Wonderful acting and script.

Don't see it if you have problem with heavy accents especially with the male actor or you don't like issue of abortion. Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

The New York Times
January 12th, 2020

"Marching for Rights, With Signs of Romance: Set in Dublin during the run-up to Ireland’s vote to repeal its abortion ban, this play by Eva O’Connor too easily pairs up two damaged souls."
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BroadwayWorld
January 13th, 2020

"'MAZ & BRICKS' at 59E59 Theaters Captivates-Two Individuals Meet in the Midst of Social Change"
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Lighting & Sound America
January 13th, 2020

"For a long time, before it takes a darker, more melodramatic turn, 'Maz and Bricks' appears to be a romantic comedy that unfolds en route to an abortion-rights demonstration; I'm guessing you haven't seen that one before."
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Talkin' Broadway
January 12th, 2020

"A quirky yet moving story about the vulnerability of the human heart and the universal need for connection."
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New York Stage Review
January 13th, 2020

3/5 Stars. "Eva O'Connor and Ciaran O'Brien pull off a flawed work as if it were a valentine merrily posted through the mails."
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TheaterScene.net
January 15th, 2020

"When it comes to the long, fraught history of the Irish, it's not always England's fault. Sometimes the wounds are self-inflicted. That's the knotty premise underlying playwright Eva O'Connor's 'Maz and Bricks,' a smart, if overly ambitious, 80-minute two-hander that blends the political with the personal."
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Theater Pizzazz
January 12th, 2020

"Regrettably, neither the situation, the language, the plotting, the flashes of humor, the performances, the direction, the 80-minute running time, nor even the provocative abortion-related theme can save the play from flat-lining."
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Front Row Center
January 14th, 2020

Score: 70%. "This is a sort of romantic travelogue with a touch of politics, a touch of self-doubt, shame, and of course hope. What it was lacking was a large dose of character and action to balance out the touches."
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