Merciful Father
Closed 1h 20m
Merciful Father
72

Merciful Father NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(4 Reviews)
Positive
50%
Mixed
50%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Ambitious, Disappointing, Absorbing, Relevant

About the Show

UP Theater Company presents Atar Hadari's new but loose adaptation of Sholem Asch's controversial Yiddish play, 'God of Vengeance.'

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (4)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
79
Absorbing, Edgy, Risky, Great acting, Memorable

See it if you're open to an intelligent strongly acted interpretation of a play that created scandal in the 20s. The thoughtful direction stayed w/ me

Don't see it if you're risk averse or unwilling to travel for your theater. I'd recommend a little research on Gods of Vengeance before attending. Read more

60
Confusing, Insipid, Disappointing, Raunchy, Slow

See it if You have nothing better to do.

Don't see it if You don't like bad acting and bad presentations.

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
November 2nd, 2016

"This vaudeville effect is unfortunately somewhat distracting and doesn’t help the audience to follow the plot...'Merciful Father' surely taps into some issues that are sadly still relevant, especially when it comes to religion. However, Hadari's script calls for some clarity, and the production could be trimmed of some unnecessary fluff. But there is certainly value in this play, and the terrific acting ensemble all deliver their parts with conviction."
Read more

Watch This Next (3)

83
Great
150+ Reviews
Open run
Six
NYC: Midtown W

An exuberant, pop celebration of 21st century girl power featuring the wives of Henry VIII.

Buy
82
Great
500+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

An actor drinks heavily (think Comedy Central's 'Drunk History') and tries to corral others into enacting a…

Buy
77
Good
135 Reviews
Ends Oct 10
NYC: Midtown W

Following a sold-out run at LCT3, "Pass Over" will come to Broadway for a limited run this August.

Buy