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Ross & Rachel

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intense, Original

About the show

59E59 and MOTOR present Olivier-nominated playwright James Fritz's unflinching look at the myths of modern love, loosely inspired by the beloved fictional 'Friends' couple. More…

Look at all those couples out there. Which one will leave? Which one will run? Which one is cheating on the other? Which one will die first? Him. Him. Her. Him. 'Ross & Rachel' tells the mind-bending, heartbreaking story of what happens when a couple that was always meant to be together, gets together. And stays together. Molly Vevers reprises her Edinburgh Fringe 2015 performance in this disquieting duologue for one performer.


Member Reviews (6)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intense, Original
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Avg Score

74
Clever, Great acting, Intense, Quirky, Original

See it if You want to see an actress deliver a marvelous performance. It's interesting and short (less than an hour).

Don't see it if You prefer a cheerful show with more than one actor and an easy to follow narrative. This play was confusing at times and serious/intense.

68
Intense, Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Confusing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy plays performed by one actor who performs multiple roles. You enjoy plays that force you to figure out which character is speaking

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood to watch a confusing drama about serious illness and the pain it causes in many aspects for the ill and the partner.

78
Clever, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you remember Friends and want to know what happened to them 20 years later. An interesting look at relationships & what happens over time

Don't see it if you prefer straightforward drama. I loved the use of one actress to play both roles. Fascinating.

77
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Original, Quirky

See it if you like intense small-theater experiences. A fairly powerful and sometimes disturbing show, very well acted.

Don't see it if you don't like one-woman shows, tiny theaters, or frank talk about marriage and death.

72
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if a thoughtful, tender show about the difficult paths of love and relationships, intimacy and mortality,

Don't see it if you find one-person plays uncomfortable

During previews
79
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Original, Riveting

See it if you enjoy an "alternative" theater experience which tells a story in an unusual way by numerous characters, all presented by one actor.

Don't see it if you need a full cast to tell you a story from many points of view; you can't follow a complicated story line which is presented quickly.


May 26th, 2016
“The play’s first moments are exhilarating, the cataract of words issuing from Ms. Vevers’s mouth suggesting a psychological detonation...But once the script settles into more familiar rhythms and then into fantasy sequences, the intensity of that language dwindles, and the excitement lessens. Th...
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May 26th, 2016
"Without an authoritative performance, 'Ross & Rachel' would be unpalatably sour, incomprehensible, or both. It takes a few minutes to get into Vevers' rhythm, but once one does, her fierce and uncompromising dedication to Fritz's words carry one past any objections...The highly unpleasant, stark...
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May 27th, 2016
"This very talented actress relies on wit, candidness and sentiment to tell her story and doesn’t hold back when giving audiences the complete picture – in both the joyful and difficult times...For an entertaining and eye-opening take on life, love and relationships, 'Ross and Rachel' is guarante...
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May 24th, 2016
"A well-written and beautifully performed duologue for fans of 'Friends,' haters of 'Friends,' and those with no opinion either way…Vevers effortlessly switches back and forth between the two in one monologue, yet it's never confusing who is speaking…This isn't a 'Friends' parody, but a tragic lo...
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