Mothers
68

Mothers NYC Reviews and Tickets

68%
(42 Ratings)
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (42)

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60 Reviews | 7 Followers
95
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Edgy, Clever

See it if You like post-apocalyptic type shows that make you think; and if you like shows that make you a little uncomfortable and fully entertained.

Don't see it if If you don't like shows that make you a little uncomfortable; this show is definitely not "fluff".

MJK
677 Reviews | 193 Followers
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.

168 Reviews | 24 Followers
80
Intense, Edgy, Confusing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy passive-aggressive comedy amongst mostly mommies

Don't see it if you want the comedy to continue. Read more

567 Reviews | 151 Followers
74
Dark satire, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if Inhumanity toward humanity reveals what's "cooking" in the heads of young parents and another child caretaker in extreme circumstances.Stew?

Don't see it if Tonal shifts and forced plot points in confined spaces in this dark outsize satire. The point wouldn't be lost if it were more grounded.

79 Reviews | 10 Followers
72
Great staging, Edgy, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are into dystopic drama.

Don't see it if violence and dystopias bother you. Read more

1359 Reviews | 368 Followers
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.

754 Reviews | 128 Followers
60
Interesting ideas, Slow, Banal, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if for the interesting views on motherhood in the first half and to support the hard working performers.

Don't see it if logic is important to you. The situation lacks clarification. Actions like cooking bodies that seem impossible are shown without explanation

159 Reviews | 20 Followers
49
Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you like a play that rivets from the reality of parenthood to some idiotic situation. no intermission so you can't really leave, darn!

Don't see it if you want to enjoy your time at the theater beyond the first 20 minutes..... and pay to feel trapped in your seat!

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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