MsTRIAL NYC Reviews and Tickets

(96 Ratings)
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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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Show-Score Member Reviews (96)

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60 Reviews | 3 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy plays that deal with attorneys, the law, ethics and the reason for the "Me Too" movement. Great acting and so real!

Don't see it if You cannot handle sadness.

86 Reviews | 8 Followers
Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you like shoving superficial human dynamics to the side for something a little more in-depth.

Don't see it if you want song-and-dance.

86 Reviews | 10 Followers
Relevant, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in seeing lawyers interact and issues of sexual harassment.

Don't see it if You are sick of issues of sexual harassment, dislike some foul language and graphic description Read more

114 Reviews | 9 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Profound, Absorbing

See it if you wish to see an intelligent play about lawyers, their tactics and the limitations of the justice system in cases of sexual abuse.

Don't see it if if you dislike plays where the guilty are exonerated.

139 Reviews | 110 Followers
Well acted, Profound

See it if If you like Law and Order this show is for you. A bit too long due to the intermission. But well acted and directed.

Don't see it if If the topic of rape is a problem for you

58 Reviews | 11 Followers
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if moral issues appeal. This drama centers on rape, while also addressing the reality that nobody is perfect.

Don't see it if imperfection bugs you. The first act is weak. The second is strong. The lead actor does not speak clearly.

90 Reviews | 10 Followers
Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like legal dramas and thought provoking plays

Don't see it if You dislike distressing stories Read more

567 Reviews | 150 Followers
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)

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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