MURMURS AND INCANTATIONS (FringeNYC)
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MURMURS AND INCANTATIONS (FringeNYC)
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MURMURS AND INCANTATIONS (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(11 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
9%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Intelligent, Intense

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: In search of peace of mind and artistic truth, a gay New York performance artist confronts the ghost of his grandfather, a rabbi killed by the Nazis. A poignant, irreverently funny drama about the Holocaust, AIDS, and existential angst.

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Member Reviews (11)

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187 Reviews | 210 Followers
88
Resonant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you're looking for a polished new play with serious themes, relieved by a good dose of humor, finely written & admirably acted.

Don't see it if you're seeking something merely escapist, but that while entertaining doesn't hesitate to touch on both the Holocaust and AIDS.

167 Reviews | 102 Followers
100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Entertaining, Thoughtful

See it if you want a thought-provoking and exciting theater experience with great acting and great writing.

Don't see it if you aren't open to a painful exploration of loss, forgiveness, and redemption.

59 Reviews | 9 Followers
90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Original, Resonant, Profound

See it if You enjoy memory plays for adults, beautifully composed language, and traveling winding roads of discovery. Not to mention great acting!

Don't see it if You're looking for edgy themes and familiar plot lines.

19 Reviews | 4 Followers
80
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy great acting and an ambitious play that generally hits most of the marks without being tacky. I give it a B grade.

Don't see it if you are bothered by a play that runs long and deals with topics (homosexuality, Holocaust) that are uncomfortable for some.

12 Reviews | 6 Followers
85
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Absorbing, Intense

See it if you enjoy clever thought-provoking plays performed by great actors. One of the best performances I've seen during Fringe this year.

Don't see it if you want funny, light hearted show. This is not one of them.

10 Reviews | 7 Followers
80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Resonant, Intense, Great acting

See it if very personal art about art

Don't see it if you don't want to hear about the Holocaust

4 Reviews | 1 Follower
55
Disappointing

See it if you like long monologs

Don't see it if you tired

3 Reviews | 2 Followers
88
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Historical

See it if You enjoy narrative performances by capable, talented actors and enjoy historical, well-written shows.

Don't see it if You prefer a lot of action or dramatics.

Critic Reviews (2)

Time Out New York
August 24th, 2016

"Making a tight knit of multiple stories, Dahn Hiuni’s 'Murmurs and Incantations' also includes moments of levity, courtesy of Ben’s sassy gay best friend, the boundary-pushing Lane (played with pep by the versatile Schmitz). The play takes Ben and the audience on a two-hour journey through distance and time, as Ben delves into the two great tragedies of his life, and offers a gentle testament to the power of art as an act of honesty, witness and survival."
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Theatre is Easy
August 23rd, 2016

"It is a refreshing feat seeing a play that is elegantly written, skillfully directed, and eloquently performed. The story is told with simplicity and grace. Schmitz’s portrayals are both vivid and distinct...The transitions between scenes under Lewis Magruder’s direction are seamless and without disruption...My only suggestion is to improve the projection of Ben performing at the monument so that this technical feature aids the storytelling instead of distracting from it."
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