See it if You have lived in New York for the last thirty years, done a lot of crazy stuff and want to laugh so hard you cry
Don't see it if Someone in your group is uncomfortable with sexual themes &/or non-gender conforming women Read more
See it if Stacyann's story is very powerful.
Don't see it if U must see it.
See it if You love great solo performers in their element telling their life's story. Staceyann Chin is a force to be reckoned with.
Don't see it if You generally get bored by solo performance.
See it if you'd enjoy revealing, personal and moving - but very funny - theatre. It's all about growing up and the search & struggle for family.
Don't see it if you can't abide strong language and intimate revelations, or references to sexuality. or really don't like one person shows
See it if you're a fan of spoken word/poetry. You want to see something different, offbeat. You like powerful, intense performances
Don't see it if you're easily offended by dicey language, you don't like one person shows
See it if you enjoying hearing how an artistic person struggles to make a living and start a family.
Don't see it if you're close-minded.
See it if They like really well written one woman shows with a message
Don't see it if If you don't like intimate off-Broadway one woman show
See it if great one-woman show. Riveting performance and engrossing story. Powerful and honest.
Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows or women's issues.
"Ms. Chin has such a magnetic presence, with deep brown eyes that seem to give out light, that you might almost believe that she was unspooling her story for you alone...Ms. Chin’s easygoing radiance helps keep you hooked, even when the writing grows slightly slack. And certainly her story has plenty of hairpin curves and alarming surprises — no shortage of drama, in short."
"As her engrossing new piece makes clear, the past decade has kept her busy with other things...Directed astutely by Cynthia Nixon, 'MotherStruck!' has an energy that the stage seems barely able to contain; at several points, Chin strides through the aisles at Culture Project, daringly intimate and radiantly generous with her experience. It’s great to hear her again."
"While Ms. Chinn is an exacting performer, the material lacks focus and direction...I am guessing she does have a specific point of view, but in this production it has not been sussed out...There is an important story hidden in this monologue. It deserves to be heard...It is not enough to tell a good story, which Ms. Chinn does in no uncertain terms...The story loses its drama. And drama is why we go to the theatre."
"What a story: The exposition alone is the stuff of several theatre pieces...Even if we can all agree that Chin is a genuine National Weather Service-certified force of nature, it's worth noting that this is the second comic production in one month to be directed by Cynthia Nixon, and both of them feature crack timing and an invigorating pace...Chin is a handful, but she is well aware of - and brazenly, joyfully - celebrates it. I'm betting you will, too."
"Ms. Chin, under director Cynthia Nixon’s steady and nurturing hand, maneuvers around Kristin Robinson’s multipurpose set with incredible dexterity - rolling, jumping, lying on the floor, running, sliding, and sitting as she relates her engaging story...Staceyann Chin makes all that we long for from our past possible through a determined effort or create our own futures. Plan to see her remarkable one-woman show."
"Staceyann Chin tells all of this with such energy that the stage cannot contain her...She seems the kind of person you want to befriend – indeed for the two hours of the show you do befriend her…It is easy to see the struggles in her life and the story of the birth and growth of her daughter and the struggles in her art and the story of the birth and growth of all theater art as one single unified story, glorious and inspiring."
"Ms. Chin is a talented storyteller, but an hour and forty minutes with an intermission is too much for a one-person show. Hyperkinetic, Ms. Chin uses the theatre like her own playground and you are never sure where she is going to land...Ms. Chin’s intensity is appealing. director Cynthia Nixon does keep the show moving and it is obvious she relates to this material. It was hard to connect to this show because I just found myself questioning its motive."
"Writer-performer Staceyann Chin's new autobiographical solo show 'MotherStruck!' blazes an epic arc...Chin's script is well structured, funny, and moving, her comic delivery exhibits veteran game, and her physicality spans the gamut from sensual to gymnastic...This cathartic bullet-train ride is a confessional narrative about finding oneself...Ticket holders should come prepared to get on board and heed the conductor."