MsTRIAL
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MsTRIAL NYC Reviews and Tickets

71%
(95 Reviews)
Positive
68%
Mixed
20%
Negative
12%
Members say
Relevant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Disappointing

About the Show

This raw tale of two attorneys whose lives are forever changed by a night of drunken celebration explores and exposes murky waters in a fraught case of "he said, she said" and asks us, "Is justice truly blind?"

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69
Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing

See it if To be expected, the women - Evangelista, Brookshire & Samuels all shine in this pedestrian drama about sexual consent & toxic masculinity

Don't see it if Dripping in legalese & arrogance makes for rough going thru the longish 1st act Drama is in the 2nd but author Kirkland fails to convince

80
Combative, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Combative late-nite workplace foxhole sex crime drama. A trial lawyer must prove her mettle to chauvinist boss after injurious judgments.

Don't see it if Great writing/acting with dumb dialogue:"He's like a mutt in heat/She's a certified babe/It's complicated--It's men stuff/It's the system" Read more

Critic Reviews (6)

Theatermania
December 4th, 2019

"'MsTrial': When Sexual Tension Crosses the Line Into Sexual Assault: Dep Kirkland's 2002 play receives a belated off-Broadway debut."
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Talkin' Broadway
December 4th, 2019

"The subject matter of this reworked 2002 drama remains timely. But having a strong idea for a play is a far cry from being able to translate it into compelling dramaturgy."
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New York Stage Review
December 4th, 2019

3/5 Stars "Office Sexual Harassment Goes Strongly #MeToo: Author/Star Dep Kirkland plays a nasty lawyer in this Weinstein-influenced drama"
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Theater Pizzazz
December 4th, 2019

"Dramatically shaky but topically pertinent...There’s definitely meat to chew on, given the play’s #MeToo relevance. The vivid details we hear regarding the physical nature of a rape themselves have intrinsic interest. But there are niggling questions about plausibility."
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Front Row Center
December 5th, 2019

Score: 72% "What's surprising about 'MsTrial' is that it was written in 2002 and what is not surprising, unfortunately, is how familiar its circumstances seem. Lawyer-turned-actor Dep Kirkland wrote and stars in this production that measures the very sharp angles of a workplace triangle."
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Off Off Online
December 5th, 2019

"The script's lack of subtlety and plausibility dooms a play that starts out as a mildly engaging story of high-powered trial attorneys and an alleged sexual assault between them."
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