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My Eyes Went Dark

From 57 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Confusing, Thought-provoking

About the show

107group presents a tragedy inspired by true events about a Russian father driven to revenge after losing his family in a plane crash. Part of 59E59's annual Brits Off Broadway festival. More…

'My Eyes Went Dark' comes to New York following runs at the Finborough Theatre, London and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and was nominated for three Off West End Theatre Awards.


Member Reviews (57)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Confusing, Thought-provoking
77
Avg Score

During previews
69
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You like great acting. Superb performances by both actors

Don't see it if You're expecting an uplifting show. This is not that

During previews
59
Confusing, Slow, Intense

See it if You like things with small casts, you like feeling vaguely bummed out, you thought Inception was intelligent story telling.

Don't see it if You're easily distracted, rage and grief are boring to watch if you can't be moved to care about the characters, you want to be enthralled.

Also a few really solid and riveting moments were left floundering by a str... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant, Intense

See it if You enjoy masterful acting with a cast of two playing intense; emotionally realized characters. The show is dark, but the story is worth it.

Don't see it if You are triggered emotionally by loud noises, scenes that make you anxious with unnerving anticipation, or murder/death.

During previews
60
Confusing, Disappointing, Edgy, Quirky, Slow

See it if You like minimalist experimental theater with two actors playing multiple parts.

Don't see it if Prefer a traditional narrative approach to storytelling.

During previews
70
Entertaining, Exquisite, Confusing

See it if Nothing else todo.

Don't see it if You can find something better.

During previews
75
Confusing, Great acting, Intense

See it if you like great acting -- Jayasundera is superb in her multiple roles. Simple and universal theme: revenge and forgiveness.

Don't see it if You mind chronologically confusing production that depends a bit too much on theatrical razamatazz.,

During previews
83
Absorbing, Great acting, Cliched, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if You enjoy minimalist productions with superb acting of plays dealing with dark themes.

Don't see it if You enjoy big budget productions of classic plays.


June 26th, 2017
"The staging...effectively guides the play through hopscotching shifts in setting and time. Too often, however, the script jumps face first into scenes, then flounders as the exposition-laden dialogue tries to pick up the slack...Ms. Jayasundera moves deftly from role to role...Mr. Conlon’s Koslo...
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June 14th, 2017
“Wilkinson's precise ear for dialogue makes his succession of brief scenes convincing, and ‘My Eyes Went Dark’ has power as a high-intensity acting showcase. But there's too little analysis of the mechanisms of revenge and forgiveness. Instead, the play offers intense, histrionic moments that we ...
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June 19th, 2017
"The two-hander features the extraordinary acting talents of Declan Conlon and Thusitha Jayasundera. Conlon's portrayal of Nikolai Koslov is an evocative, heartrending performance. Jayasundera plays multiple roles that fill out the entire story...'My Eyes Went Dark' is a very timely piece of thea...
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June 15th, 2017
"Conlon is especially brilliant at signaling submerged emotions, a skill that proves invaluable here...Given the fragmented nature of Matthew Wilkinson's script, the narrative is occasionally a little confusing...Still, under Wilkinson's direction, there are many passages of unsparing power, and ...
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