When a fiercely independent, workaholic police officer receives an old cassette tape with a message from her big brother on it, she is propelled back to her vibrant childhood and forced to confront a tremendous loss. More…
'Replay' is the story of a woman revisiting her childhood, coming to terms with the significant pain of her past, and finally realizing that she needs to embrace the memory of her brother in order to move on with her life. With heart, honesty, and humor, this play explores what it is to grow up, accept loss, be vulnerable, and celebrate the past, however painful. Part of 59E59's 2018 Brits Off Broadway Festival.
See it if You want to see one of the very best one actor shows on a stage here now. The actress/playwright is equally talented in both areas.
Don't see it if Only reason not to see this is if U really cannot enjoy a play that features a single performer ! If that describes you think about limits !
See it if Like a tender & fierce play re family, love, memory, grief. A moving show performed fearlessly w a lovely connection to the audience.
Don't see it if Don't like solo shows in tiny spaces, or care to explore young woman's memory/devotion to her late brother. Plot involves talk of suicide.
See it if you're interested in a show about coping with grief and the power of memory years later. Well-written and acted. A short, but resonant story
Don't see it if you don't like intimate solo shows which rely on the acting performance. You need to use your imagination, but actress takes you on journey.
See it if you like inventive shows that take you into the mind of someone you might pass on the street and ignore.Intriguing look at life and loss.
Don't see it if you want a piece of fluff.This is very entertaining & a lot of fun. But it has something very important to say about personal vulnerability
See it if you like an accessible story and a solid performance from one actor.
Don't see it if you dislike undecorated solo shows or want a quirkier, less “everyman” type of character. Wren plays the same character throughout.
See it if you enjoy stories that absorb you into an emotional journey with just words, great acting and minimalist staging w/o theatrical artifacts.
Don't see it if you do not like one-actor shows or intimate settings for a play; or if you prefer great staging and wardrobe.
See it if you enjoy being immersed in a well told story that illustrates its theme by creating a real character.
Don't see it if you prefer more elaborate productions to a small scale one woman play.
See it if A carefully revealed story of coming to terms with past loss & love, told as one might a friend, emotionally & personally. Effectively...
Don't see it if staged in a small space & wonderfully acted. The more the character shares, the better you like her. Caveat: Challenges the "4th wall."
See it if A riveting one actor play written and performed by a talented young woman that deals with grief, with humorous touches
Don't see it if You want to see large scale Productions that are less intimate
See it if A brilliant performance in an intimate space. Ms. Wren makes great use of the space and limited props to bring us right into the story.
Don't see it if You prefer a solo show with a performer playing multiple characters. This is just very well executed storytelling without a lot of fanfare.
See it if You like Great acting serious subject matter in an intimate no frills setting. 1 hour
Don't see it if Suicide triggers you or you want something light in subject
See it if Too many one actor shows rely on the gimmick of mutliple personalities - this shows us the depth of one relatable character facing loss
Don't see it if You want something light
See it if You like memory plays. You like British actors. You support young playwrights.
Don't see it if You do not like one-person shows. You find British working-class accents difficult to understand. You’d rather not sit on lightly-padded,
See it if you want to see an exceptionally well-performed one-woman piece about a woman coming to realizations about her life.
Don't see it if you do not like plays about loss, that involve swearing, or have minimal sets.
See it if You like some combinarion of monologues, the band James, and emotional growth.
Don't see it if There's a suicide pretty early on in the play that may be a bit much for some.
See it if You like solo shows which will capture your interest. It’s a difficult subject matter that will pull on your heartstrings.
Don't see it if You only like splashy theatrical productions or sad subject matters.
See it if you like shows that probe the emotional life of a character whose outward appearance belies a complicated and conflicted inner self.
Don't see it if you prefer a plot that is obvious and its message spelled out. The performance wavers between profound and tedious.
See it if If you like monologue type performance art, but this misses the mark. An overwhelming amount of minutiae and little inner life.
Don't see it if If you don't want to squirm for an hour.