Prayer for the French Republic
Opens Feb 01
Prayer for the French Republic
83

Prayer for the French Republic NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(45 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
5%
Negative
4%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

Five generations of a French Jewish family are threatened by displacement in this world premiere. 

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Member Reviews (45)

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During previews
92
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy serious plays written to reflect history current and past, impeccably directed with a great cast, good costumes, lighting & sound.

Don't see it if you cannot tolerate a long play with two short intermissions or do not like long, detailed dialogue full of facts that make you think.

During previews
90
Entertaining, Complex staging, Edgy, Resonant, Great acting

See it if You have any interest in recent Jewish history. Presents politics without being didactic. Remarkable writing with a few beautiful monologues

Don't see it if You dislike long plays, over 3 hours with two intermissions. I found the rotating set with the sliding walls distracting.

During previews
87
Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’re into epic family dramas (eg, August Osage County) that are smart, funny, sad, touching, and relevant.

Don't see it if You wouldn’t dream of sitting through a play over three hours, no matter how quickly it moves.

During previews
90
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if Story about a Jewish family living in Paris going back and forth between 1940s and 2015s . Very entertaining and interesting.

Don't see it if Three hours long

During previews
89
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like a very involved show about anti semitism between two periods of time. The issues are serious and the acting is great.

Don't see it if you don't like discussions of anti semitism or politics. Also this show is over 3 hours so be prepared for a long show. Read more

During previews
94
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Josh Harmon goes deeper into the issues he explored in Bad Jews to tell a story of a family in crisis at two different times. Well written.

Don't see it if If you aren't interested in anti-Semitism as it exists in the world today. If you aren't interested in an exploration of world events.

During previews
75
History lesson, Indulgent, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if Relevant play about Antisemitism with great actors BUT at over 3 hours it becomes both an audacious lecture and history lesson.

Don't see it if you want a light family drama this is not for you.

During previews
90
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You crave interesting & complicated. Acting, directing excellent. Joshua Harmon always writes well. A Jewish story that needs to be to told.

Don't see it if If you want light joyous humorous evening. 3 hours 10 minutes may be too long for some. Read more

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