Mothers
67

Mothers NYC Reviews and Tickets

67%
(42 Reviews)
Positive
55%
Mixed
31%
Negative
14%
Members say
Great acting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Intense

About the Show

This satirical comedy of manners from The Playwrights Realm explodes the form, examining what happens when a group of mothers (plus a nanny and a father) are thrown into circumstances far beyond their control.

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Member Reviews (42)

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67
Insipid, Fluffy, Confusing, Banal

See it if If you like a play where the characters are not likeable. A story that is not solid.

Don't see it if Shows with good endings or shows that dont delve away from plot.

80
Original, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Slow

See it if you want an abject lesson on survivalism in the dog-eat-dog world of helicopter parenting via a clever, biting, funny & grim tragicomedy.

Don't see it if you don't want to be lured into a false sense of comfort by a caustic but funny satire only to be dragged into a bleak dystopian chiller.

Critic Reviews (5)

The New York Times
September 25th, 2019

"Mommy and Me and the Apocalypse: A barbed comedy takes a grim turn when friends find themselves tested over how far they’ll go to defend their choices and protect their children."
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Time Out New York
September 26th, 2019

4/5 Stars "Satire turns to horror in Anna Moench's new play"
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New York Magazine / Vulture
September 25th, 2019

"'Mothers,' Where the Apocalypse Feels Familiar:
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Theatermania
September 25th, 2019

"In 'Mothers,' Ordinary Mothers Lead Ordinary Lives — Until They Don't: Anna Moench brings a shocking new play about motherhood and survival to Playwrights Realm."
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TheaterScene.net
September 26th, 2019

"The first act of Anna Moench's 'Mothers' concludes with a genuine shock as the playwright startlingly upends all of our expectations. … Unfortunately, what you soon begin to suspect is that Moench just ran out of narrative steam and started writing something else."
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