Meaningful Conversation
Closed 2h 10m
Meaningful Conversation

Meaningful Conversation NYC Reviews and Tickets

(47 Reviews)
Members say
Slow, Great acting, Disappointing, Absorbing, Funny

About the Show

In New Light Theater Project's world premiere drama, two Queens neighbors coexist as intimate strangers until an unexpected occurrence forces them together.

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Member Reviews (47)

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224 Reviews | 20 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Delightful

See it if You like a lighthearted story performed by good actors

Don't see it if You like light musicals

291 Reviews | 714 Followers
Confusing, Edgy, Funny

See it if you like new works with an edgy feel that leave you guessing.

Don't see it if you need a clear moral message.

1115 Reviews | 450 Followers
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Contrived.

See it if You’re in the mood to basically sit in on a series of conversations that will make you look at a variety of subjects from a new way.

Don't see it if You’re looking for lots of action or a detailed plot line. This is interesting but really pretty cerebral.

470 Reviews | 65 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Romantic, Insightful

See it if you like a show with strong characterizations and exploration of interpersonal relationships of romance and friendship.

Don't see it if you prefer a little less conversation and a little more action, please. Read more

332 Reviews | 45 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy great interaction between singles

Don't see it if You prefer musicals

179 Reviews | 19 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if you hace empathy for the downtrodden

Don't see it if If expect light comedy

60 Reviews | 13 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want a show that explores human relationships and developments

Don't see it if You're looking for a show with a concrete ending where loose ends are tied up

265 Reviews | 44 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You want to see a well acted play about people making human connections and dealing with their demons.

Don't see it if You want a lot of action...this is more character driven than plot driven.

Critic Reviews (5)

September 12th, 2018

“This is a play that I needed a night to sleep on before I could fully process what I had seen. The two acts, at first, seemed to be disconnected...’Meaningful Conversation’ is raw and real. It depicts a snapshot of life like I've never seen on stage. It shows intimate relationships between pairs of people, and how they react differently to situations. By the end...I felt like I had made new friends in these characters. I'd climb down my fire escape to hang out with them any day.”
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Theater Pizzazz
September 13th, 2018

"We find ourselves in anticipation throughout Act I waiting for something more that might be the reason why we want to sit through Act II. Sadly, we are disappointed in hoping that the conversations will actually be more meaningful...Director Anais Koivisto elicits some good performances but probably a dramaturg might be in order to consolidate a too-long production that doesn’t give enough of a payoff."
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Front Mezz Junkies
September 14th, 2018

"Directed with a slightly messy but intriguing dynamic, 'Meaningful Conversation' attempts to dissect the intimate interactions that a blackout erupts upon when two strangers who are also neighbors reveal more about themselves than they ever wanted...'Meaningful Conversation' drives forward with a frantic uneven pace that leaves us scratching our head. It’s overly wordy and not very precise in its motivation...It leaves us feeling confused as to the purpose and the meaning."
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Wolf Entertainment Guide
September 13th, 2018

"It takes quite a while before there are a few moments of rare meaningful conversation in this new play, and it ultimately ends with gimmickry. But holding interest throughout are excellent cast members who provide a feeling of watching real people...Our experience with the characters presented us, although they are well acted, and even engaging at times, ends in a play that is very much at sea and fails to pull everything together with some sort of depth or significance."
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Plays to See
September 16th, 2018

“Panettieri’s dialogue is sharp and witty at times, at other times sweet...A beautifully done character study...It’s also a sweet study into the intimacy that can exist between two people getting to know each other for the first time. And there are darker, looming themes as well: mental health, addiction, domestic abuse, and privilege lurk in the shadows of the conversation...Panettieri’s character are fleshed out and unabashedly human, and the actors bring them to life with tenderness.”
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