Remember Me (FringeNYC)
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Remember Me (FringeNYC)
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Remember Me (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
79%
Mixed
21%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Clever, Thought-provoking, Funny, Absorbing

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Helena is trying to move on from her past. Anna is in grave doubt about her own future. Two complete strangers struggling with identity learn to help each other in this unconventional and highly perceptive play from Finland.

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Member Reviews (14)

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72
Slow, Relevant, Great acting

See it if looking for a well-acted intimate play

Don't see it if the structure of "something weird happens in the 1st half and we learn what it is towards the end" is too slow for you

78
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if you are looking for something a bit different. Very European. Some inspired bits of staging here.

Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged. It deals with some big issues but in a fairly light way.

75
Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want a crisp two-hander, and you're compelled by the premise that you might be more yourself with strangers than people you know.

Don't see it if you need a firm resolution to things, since these two characters end the play still very much in inner turmoil.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like intelligent writing and great acting

Don't see it if you don't like sparse set design

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if Conversation is a form of art that strikes you.

Don't see it if You want to see Sylvester Stallone.

56
Overrated, Unremarkable

See it if you want to see characters explore who they are as an individuals.

Don't see it if you want to see something memorable, because this play tried to do too much and nothing stuck out. I give it a C- grade.

85
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy verbal gymnastics and good strong performances

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of wordy cerebral plays

87
Great acting, Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Original

See it if You enjoy stories that reflect the trivialities & challenges of existence. Delivered with poetry, specificity, timing and Penache.

Don't see it if You only like sci-fi or musicals or want a big show. This is intimate theatre. It's 2 characters, few props. The writing/acting is in focus

Critic Reviews (5)

Time Out New York
August 16th, 2016

"Both women feel aimless; unfortunately, so does much of the play. While the set-up is thought-provoking, the execution is often stilted...And although the difference in personalities between the two women inspires some funny moments—particularly in Anna’s many conversational blunders—the play’s cerebral soliloquies are hit or miss. Both characters are keeping secrets from each other, and the climactic revelation of Anna’s is moving. Yet the play as a whole remains a fixer-upper."
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Theatre is Easy
August 13th, 2016

"O’Kane skillfully navigates us though the funny and tragic moments that make up the lives of these two different women, and Sanders and Sirviö both do a terrific job at handling the emotional moments and interior monologues in the play...At times the play itself seems to meander, but Nurmelin creates luminous and appealing characters and an engaging story...'Remember Me' is a beautiful, wistful, and often funny play that I won’t soon forget."
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Stage Buddy
August 18th, 2016

“The actresses render their characters with multiple layers and the complexity of women who have tried to live their lives as best they could, only to find each questioning their choices and themselves. ‘Remember Me’ touches on mortality and lays bare the limitations of cultural expectations placed on womanhood and femininity, and the ideals that are still so heavily ingrained in people even when they challenge these expectations and ideals.”
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NY Theatre Guide
August 15th, 2016

"These two actresses are powerhouse performers…The dialogue is complex and requires actresses who can make meaning in the spaces between the unrelenting tsunami of word patterns. They make magic out of the cerebral conceptual verbiage…Director Drew O’ Kane has ensured a fast, electric pace to keep the dialogue dynamic and naturalistic...It is a polished and clever production…It’s cerebrally very satisfying…A slick, well put together, little brain-bending gem."
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Theater In The Now
August 17th, 2016

"The writing was well done, but almost too well-done...The entire point of theater is to stretch the imagination of the audience through thought-proving moments on stage, not tell them why or how they should be thinking…Overall, 'Remember Me,' was a great attempt at capturing two women’s present and subconscious psyche. It was enjoyable to watch this idea appear on stage, but tweaking is still needed in order to engage the audience more and quite frankly, excite the audience."
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