One Discordant Violin
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One Discordant Violin

One Discordant Violin NYC Reviews and Tickets

(25 Reviews)
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Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing, Great acting

About the Show

Based on a short story by "Life of Pi" author Yann Martel, this new work is a moving duet for actor and violinist about finding beauty in unexpected places and what can happen when we reach beyond our grasp.

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Heartfelt, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great music, Great acting

See it if "A duet for storyteller and violinist." Beauty and art can be found in unexpected places and can change how one feels and sees the world.

Don't see it if you are not interested in a cerebral experience; there is a sense of melancholy which might not appeal to all & the music is mournful; wordy Read more

Disappointing book, Great violin music, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Solo show but with 2nd non-speaking character playing beautiful violin music; a would-be writer meets a musician (full-time job custodian)

Don't see it if Want more character development and/or more music. Expecting Martel's absorbing work. (I am a huge Life of Pi fan.) Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

The New York Times
November 3rd, 2019

"In Search of Soul-Stirring Art: Anthony Black’s play is about the life-sustaining power of creating art. But it never overcomes the dull short story from which it’s adapted."
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Time Out New York
November 4th, 2019

3/5 Stars "This overwritten monologue explores well-worn themes...Yet...As Mindreau plays on our heartstrings with his bow, the play’s points about the power of art transform from rambling intellectual argument into emotional epiphany."
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November 3rd, 2019

"Art's Ephemerality Disguised as a Terrifying Haunted House in 'One Discordant Violin': Anthony Black adapts, directs, designs, and stars in a short new play based on a story by Yann Martel."
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November 8th, 2019

"'ONE DISCORDANT VIOLIN' at 59E59 Theaters is for Music Lovers and Many More"
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Talkin' Broadway
November 3rd, 2019

"All of the elements of stagecraft come together in a way that blends the ethereal and the mundane into a fascinating theatrical event."
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New York Stage Review
November 3rd, 2019

4/5 Stars "Actor-adapter Anthony Black brings a right-smart short story by Yann Martel (of 'The Life of Pi') to the stage."
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November 6th, 2019

"What this team of artists has created is a serious piece of storytelling that is also a glorious treat for the eyes and ears. If you've figured that the show will just be a guy narrating a short story while another guy plays violin, you're certain to be pleasantly surprised."
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November 18th, 2019

"As a whole, 'One Discordant Violin' satisfies the theatergoer's palate with an enchanting story that rings true, is compellingly relatable, and plucks the strings of the heart with cosmic vibrations."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
November 9th, 2019

"Black’s performance is fine: honest, charming, and intense. Mindreau’s musicianship adds considerably to the elegiac mood. Still,…‘One Discordant Violin’—even with such good performances—remains somewhat out of tune."
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