Closed 1h 5m
re(Birth): E.E. Cummings in Song
Midtown W
83

re(Birth): E.E. Cummings in Song NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(29 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
10%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing, Delightful

About the Show

Soulpepper Theatre Company presents a whimsical musical celebration of the works of one of America's great 20th-century poets.

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Member Reviews (29)

80
Inventive, Plotless, Great singing, Quirky, Well-staged

See it if you enjoy a quirky revue w/good singing and imaginative staging. There are no characters or plot. ee's words fascinate...when discernible.

Don't see it if you want to hear ee's poetry; much gets lost. You get just an impression, but that's often enough. Use of the draped cloth is impressive. Read more

80
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Quirky

See it if You like a show that's basically all music. This one however is done with whimsy & charm to spare & who doesn't need some whimsy these days.

Don't see it if You must have a plot. There is none here. Innovative, quirky showmanship but no story.

Critic Reviews (1)

May 10th, 2011

“The entirety of ‘(re)Birth’ is jubilant and joyous; and as a cleverly staged concert I have no qualms. Whether or not the music the collective has created actually serves the poetry of Cummings is another matter altogether. A few lines are communicated with great force, but generally what comes across is fuzzy conviviality...It makes you want to go home and pick up a book of poetry, which is fine, but not what you would call a complete artistic experience.”
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