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One November Yankee

From 23 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Entertaining, Banal, Slow, Clever

About the show

Harry Hamlin ("L.A. Law") and Stefanie Powers ("Hart to Hart") star in a drama about the aftereffects of a plane crash. More…

From the show:

One plane, two actors, and three intricately interwoven stories. Joshua Ravetch’s new play explores human connection brought on by tragedy in the aftermath of a plane crash that ripples across the lives of six characters.

Starring L.A. Law’s Harry Hamlin and Hart to Hart’s Stefanie Powers, The Los Angeles Times calls One November Yankee a “haunting and poetic” flight that “unfolds like theatrical origami.”

Member Reviews (23)


Disappointing, Entertaining, Banal, Slow, Clever
Avg Score

Nostalgic, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Art piece begets a sibling adventure story that crashes into the next that crashes into the next.Six roles, 4 scenes, 3 plots, and 2 actors.

Don't see it if Disasters happen.Talented TVtwosome (one tussled on screen with Tallulah and one with Medusa) deserve a better engineered property than this

Also Title refers to an indicator tag. Plane wreck.

Insipid, Short (80 minutes), Awkward, simplistic, predictable, Disappointing

See it if Only to see these actors if you are a fan. I like 59E59 and try to attend many of their shows.This was not a winner.

Don't see it if Disjointed, awkward play. So contrived -words and topics were mentioned in each of the three scenes, but not subtly or interestingly...

Also ...He was trying to show they were connected but didn't do it well. Un... Read more Read less

Poorly written, No flow, Fluffy, Sometimes funny, Banal

See it if Powers and Hamlin do their best with a limited script to make this play entertaining; interested in seeing them on stage.

Don't see it if not much substance and can seem like a bad comedy show; the writing is poor, set is awkward; video between costume changes doesn't work.

Better than i thought, Great acting

See it if You want to see two incredible veteran actors in a very small space

Don't see it if You are looking for a big flashy Broadway type play. The set is interesting but it’s very black box style

Also I almost passed on this show because of some of the reviews I read on ... Read more Read less

Acting very good. story not so.

See it if You are a fan of Stephanie Powers and Harry Hamlin. Both very good.

Don't see it if You're looking for a deep play.

Boring, Cliched, Banal

See it if you like to see famous tv actors.

Don't see it if you are expecting anything interesting.It is dull, pointless, predictable. Avoid if you can.

Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see these stars. This is an interweaving tale with art references, the pain of loss, the randomness of life.

Don't see it if You are put off by the frequent pauses for costume changes, odd lighting, but she can still carry off those spike heels.

Slow, Dated, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if You are a fan of either Harry Hamlin or Stefanie Powers. You really enjoy two handers.

Don't see it if You dislike pieces that rely a bit too much on fortunate coincidences. Are tired of the same old family-dynamics you've seen before.

Also Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons. -Al Hi... Read more Read less

Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if I was bored. Admittedly, I went to see Harry Hamlin and Stephanie Powers. They did not disappoint. But they were given little to work with.

Don't see it if You want plot, coherence, or meaning. If you’re going for the two stars, you’ll be satisfied, if not enthralled. But you could do worse.


See it if You want a kinda cool plane set.

Don't see it if You don't want a production that is poorly executed on all fronts.

Nicely done

See it if You’re a fan of Harry Hamlin and/or Stefanie Powers. The play is 80 minutes, 3 vignettes and it was nice to see these 2 performers.

Don't see it if You prefer profound dramas. This show is far from that. The two play brother and sister and it’s nice to see their interaction.

Quirky, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy 2 seasoned actors play 3 roles each in an 80 min. show with some life evoking questions.

Don't see it if you do not like a show with just 2 actors and much dialogue.

Quirky, Entertaining

See it if Straightforward, not too taxing drama. Better than expected performance by Hamlin, in particular

Don't see it if You want a show with great depth or complex staging

Annoying, Stale, For star-gazing only, Ludicrous, Facile

See it if You wish to see a couple of television celebrities trying valiently to make something sensical out of this bad, bad script.

Don't see it if you expect to see a well-crafted dramedy, with dialogue that isn't too often cringe-worthy.

Slow, Fluffy, Great acting, Disappointing, Clever

See it if You like Harry Hamlin and Stefanie Powers. The acting was fun with them.

Don't see it if You want a good story that will hold your attention.

Insipid, Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched

See it if You want to see great acting in Harry Hamlin and Stephanie Powers who did a great job

Don't see it if Had a weak plotline -- not great staging. Three stories were weak and a bit confusing

During previews
Sluggish, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you want to see two old-time TV actors in a not-very-good play. Poor writing and staging by the same person

Don't see it if you like well-written plays, with character arcs. This ain't it.

During previews
Intelligent, Well-acted, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you're a fan of Harry Hamlin and/or Stefanie Powers and want to see them in three related tales involving siblings and a plane crash.

Don't see it if you want a more elaborate production with character arcs. This is 80 minutes, four scenes, one set, and two actors playing multiple parts.

During previews
Funny, Banal, Slow, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if You are nostalgic to see two stars from the past, Harry Hamlin and Stephanie Powers, and don’t expect to see a profound and exciting play.

Don't see it if You expect a work of intelligence with good writing and acting. This is not that play. The plot is silly and uninteresting.

Also I can’t say I was disappointed because i hadn’t expected much. I thoug... Read more Read less

During previews
Thoughtful, Entertaining, Decent, Mildly humorous, Clever

See it if Interested in how we relate, come together and handle difficulties in this author's view. Scenes tie together without becoming trite.

Don't see it if Looking for better than just decent (at least in my opinion). Hamlin, Powers so what. Play promotion may have set expectations too high.

During previews
Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you'd like to see Stephanie Powers and Harry Hamlin

Don't see it if you don't care for 2-person shows

Also Entertaining if a bit confusing. The 2 actors play several sets of bro... Read more Read less

During previews
Disappointing, Dated

See it if Watching 2 old pros, harry Hamlin and Stefanie powers live is entertaining if you remember them in their youth

Don't see it if You expect outstanding dialogue as it I'd mostly cliche

During previews
Disappointing, Clever, Slow

See it if you're interested in seeing two veteran actors perform three different roles over four scenes as siblings as a result of a plane crash.

Don't see it if looking for more from a show than two actors and an airplane. While clever in how the show played out at only 80 minutes, it just felt slow.

December 12th, 2019
"TV Stars on a Bumpy Flight: Harry Hamlin and Stefanie Powers bring a measure of glamour to a patchy two-hander about three sibling pairs and one downed airplane."
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December 13th, 2019
"'ONE NOVEMBER YANKEE' at 59E59 Theaters-A Captivating Show that Tells of Brother/Sister Relationships"
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December 10th, 2019
"'One November Yankee' is the second attraction I've come across in the last few days…that plays like a star package airlifted from the straw-hat circuit. It would be fun to see these stars under any circumstances, but here they are trapped in a vehicle that remains stuck on the runway."
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December 8th, 2019
3/5 Stars. "Harry Hamlin and Stephanie Powers take flight for 80 generally amusing minutes."
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