Mengele NYC Reviews and Tickets

(30 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent

About the Show

Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: This drama examines the life of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (30)

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236 Reviews | 174 Followers
Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like deeply impactful plays. How do people turn into Mengeles? This play attempts to answer that question and does an excellent job.

Don't see it if Disturbing images of the Holocaust will upset you. It certainly did me but so worthwhile. This is so worth seeing.

287 Reviews | 32 Followers
Intense, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy character driven dramas with minimal sets. You don't mind despicable characters on stage.

Don't see it if you are upset by men of evil trying to justify their actions or if you need a complete resolution.

267 Reviews | 52 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Confusing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in delving into the possible psychology of a monster like Mengele.

Don't see it if You are upset by Holocaust stories or do not like small shows with minimal starving and difficult sightlines.

67 Reviews | 33 Followers
Absorbing, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You want a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and the motivations behind the atrocities.

Don't see it if You'd rather see a show that's light and fluffy. Read more

302 Reviews | 99 Followers
Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see an entertaining what-if scenario in which the bad guy gets his due.

Don't see it if you don't want to see Holocaust or Nazi images/sounds. There is no action in this play (fine for me). Very stream-of-consciousness style.

214 Reviews | 28 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Interesting concept, Indulgent

See it if you appreciate smaller shows with an arty edge. This has a true Fringe feel to it. Not perfect, but an interesting hour of theatre.

Don't see it if a minimalist, two person black box production is not for you. If you need a set and all the trappings, you will find this sorely lacking.

228 Reviews | 88 Followers
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if this play reveals truths about Dr. Mengele's murderous behavior ,sadism, extreme cruelty, and inhumanity. Intense, chilling, and absorbing.

Don't see it if ..everyone should see it. Brings to light the dangers of fanaticism, prejudice and bigotry. Relevant and important performance.

179 Reviews | 82 Followers
Intense, Great acting

See it if you like 2 person shows with great acting...

Don't see it if you don't like shows who's main character is very evil and angeringly arrogant...

Critic Reviews (2)

Fringe Review (UK)
August 20th, 2017
For a previous production

"We cannot ignore this tale and it is a legacy we ought to be sharing with our children...With a polished and accomplished performance from Marriott as Mengele, Zadow as Azra’il is given the opportunity to grow and take scenes, sharing and commanding the stage when required...'Mengele' served to remind me of the lessons of the past and how ignorant some people are in trying to avoid them for their and our futures. It scared me...Such is the power of good theatre done well."
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Daily Business Magazine (UK)
August 15th, 2017
For a previous production

"Exploring the nature of evil, 'Mengele' is one of the most powerful and astonishing pieces of theatre I have ever seen...There are also moments of beauty and one or two comic lines – hard to believe...This play stirred my emotions and brought me to tears. It was a true masterclass in acting and writing and there were some jaw-dropping twists with both players excelling themselves in the final denouement."
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