Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.
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Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.
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Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(44 Reviews)
Positive
84%
Mixed
9%
Negative
7%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious, Relevant, Intense

About the Show

Soho Rep presents a series of provocations that overlap, intersect, and explode to create a theatrical and irreverent play about how we talk to—and about—each other.

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Member Reviews (44)

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MJK
677 Reviews | 189 Followers
81
Clever, Original, Edgy, In-your-face, Thought-provoking

See it if you are ready to confront issues (mainly feminism) and theatrical devices that are way outside the box; you appreciate smart, edgy theatre.

Don't see it if you can't handle provocation, confrontation, uncomfortable subject matter or explicit sexual language. (All presented with a sense of humor)

535 Reviews | 488 Followers
80
Bold, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you can. This is what theater is meant to be.

Don't see it if you like fluffy shows that make you feel good about the world we live in.

476 Reviews | 131 Followers
88
Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Original

See it if You like far- out performance art, clever use of language and like being surprised at every turn. Very downtown vibe !

Don't see it if You are offended by raw language and any depiction of violence. You want to see a well structured play. This is performance art. Shocking !

266 Reviews | 60 Followers
85
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You're into fast-paced smart verbal combat where failure to empathize and communicate is foregrounded and no happy ending is offered.

Don't see it if You need formal plot structure, a long running time for your money, or detest that stage haze or a touch of pretentiousness.

ABG
162 Reviews | 74 Followers
41
Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You like experimental, feminist theater and don't care about plot or stakes.

Don't see it if You don't like it when writing exercises are given full theatrical treatment.

118 Reviews | 27 Followers
85
Thought-provoking, Profound, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you're game for unpredictable jolts of non-narrative/post-dramatic theatre; if you wanna see really good actors dig in to complex material

Don't see it if you need a clear story; if you like a play to set its own rules & then follow them; if you prefer to "understand" what's happening on stage

110 Reviews | 20 Followers
100
Relevant, Resonant, Intense, Masterful, Exquisite

See it if READ THIS PLAY or see it when you can

Don't see it if You are not a feminist or wait in that case YOU should definitely see it Read more

100 Reviews | 66 Followers
90
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Challenging

See it if you enjoy experimental theatre that makes you more self-critical, you like confronting "real life" with edginess and wit

Don't see it if you want to sit comfortably and mindlessly, you don't like subtle jokes, you don't like absurd and gory imagery

Critic Reviews (20)

The New York Times
April 19th, 2016

"Alice Birch’s implosive play about the conundrums of being female in the 21st century...The ferocious energy that courses through this short, sharp shock of a production might be characterized as, well, kind of beautiful...Directed at the pace of a speeding cannon ball by Lileana Blain-Cruz...With a cast that revels in acting up and acting out, Ms. Birch’s work finds the theatrical exhilaration in civil disobedience."
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Time Out New York
April 19th, 2016

"Alice Birch’s angry flaying of the status quo, staged as a series of funny and horrifying vignettes. 'Revolt' comes in at 65 minutes, a perfect length. An hour and a half would seem conventional; two hours would grow unbearable. The linguistic and visual density that Birch and director Lileana Blain-Cruz achieve leaves you emotionally winded yet still engaged...If you peg 'Revolt' as a tidy, Caryl Churchill–esque feminist revue, wait and see how it takes arms against form itself."
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Theatermania
April 19th, 2016

"A caffeinated and confrontational production…With its shocking tableaux, pithy false epiphanies, and pulsating scene transitions, 'Revolt' feels like an extended version of that 'Saturday Night Live' sketch about the theater troupe of socially conscious teens. In truth, Birch's writing is a lot funnier than anything you'll hear on 'SNL'…All of the performers do a fine job with this difficult work...'Revolt' is an orgy of revolutionary thought, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
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Lighting & Sound America
April 20th, 2016

"The author's steady, unforgiving gaze, her ruthless way with clichés, and her radar-like ability to unearth buried notions about class and prejudice command one's attention, with alternately hilarious and horrifying results...All four performers, under the superbly controlled direction of Lileana Blain-Cruz, repeatedly deliver...Such fierce originality is exhilarating. This may be the most audacious debut by a British playwright in New York since Caryl Churchill."
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Talkin' Broadway
April 20th, 2016

"'Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.' brings to mind the anarchic works of such predecessors as Sarah Kane ('Blasted'), or Jean-Claude van Itallie ('America Hurrah')...But Alice Birch, still in her 20s, offers an original and significant voice, and director Lileana Blain-Cruz and the fine cast at Soho Rep are giving that voice a chance to be heard in this all-out presentation of the play's U. S premiere."
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TheaterScene.net
April 27th, 2016

"Some of the scenes are hilarious, others shocking, others scattershot…While many of the scenes are right on target, others seem too metaphoric and anarchic to make much impression, while others take on too many targets to make their point...'Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again' is challenging theater which doesn’t always land where it wants. However, Alice Birch is definitely a unique new voice in the theater and someone to watch closely in the future."
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Theatre is Easy
April 20th, 2016

"Exhilarating and exhausting...I urge you, nay require you to see 'Revolt.' to witness the final sequence of the play that will not soon leave you and may, instead, leave you speechless and stumbling for words…Lileana Blain-Cruz leads an expert cast of four—Daniel Abeles, Molly Bernard, Eboni Booth, and Jennifer Ikeda—through a series of scenes with naturalistic ease…This latest Soho Rep concoction is an important one…Get yourself down here."
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Theater Pizzazz
April 21st, 2016

"Birch’s first few vignettes are inventive, fast-paced, and deliciously funny...The play takes an uncomfortable and ultimately unsuccessful turn during a scene about motherhood that turns into a bloodbath of self-mutilation, and there it starts to lose us...We’re left with a final image seemingly pulled straight from a Taylor Swift music video that feels forced and confusing rather than empowering, leaving us with the dated and infuriating idea that feminists are trying to eradicate men."
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