Merciful Father
Closed 1h 20m
Merciful Father

Merciful Father NYC Reviews and Tickets

(4 Ratings)
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.'

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291 Reviews | 716 Followers
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

121 Reviews | 50 Followers
Ambitious, Great acting, Disappointing, Intense, Relevant

See it if you're collecting versions or want to write about how theatre deals with issues of female sexuality and redemption/religion.

Don't see it if you want clear, sexy, edgy exploration of this historic jewel. The actors do a wonderful job with a difficult adaptation that hinders them.

168 Reviews | 24 Followers
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.

3 Reviews | 4 Followers
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you like theater that presents well performed, risky plays that exam family, religion, sex, and morality wt an inventive production.

Don't see it if venturing to upstate Manhattan for a provocative update of the controversial "God of Vengeance" seems like too much work.

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."
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