Rusalka NYC Reviews and Tickets

70%
(15 Reviews)
Positive
67%
Mixed
13%
Negative
20%
Members say
Absorbing, Entertaining, Confusing, Slow, Great acting

About the Show

Set in 1943, this drama concerns two sisters who infiltrate an underground bar that caters to jazz-loving Nazis finding an escape in the music they are meant to forbid. Part of the 2018 Planet Connections Festivity.

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Member Reviews (15)

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928 Reviews | 379 Followers
72
Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Tense, Intelligent

See it if You like shows that are a bit outside the box-a bit all over the place, but come together to ultimately tell a smart riveting WW2 drama.

Don't see it if If you don’t like shows done on a shoestring. I appreciate them but you do have to be able to fill in a lot with your imagination.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
86
Assured, Strange, Political, Environmental staging, Powerful

See it if you are interested in innovative scripts, inventive staging, or in looking at a unique act of resistance to the crimes of the 3rd Reich.

Don't see it if you want a traditional play, or have no stomach for hearing about Nazi atrocities.

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506 Reviews | 1001 Followers
85
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Resonant

See it if YOU WANT TO REFLECT ABOUT WW 2 IN EUROPE. THE TWO WOMEN WERE GREAT.. THE BAND WAS PART OF THE SHOW. NICE LIGHTING EFFECTS INTIMATE SETTING

Don't see it if IT IS A WINNER ....SORRY

597 Reviews | 121 Followers
79
Absorbing, Clever, Slow, Entertaining, Good music

See it if About two young women dealing with WW II.

Don't see it if If not interest in time period. Read more

333 Reviews | 87 Followers
49
Actors inaudible, Slow, Unfocused, Indulgent, Anachronistic

See it if You're up for good costumes holding up a too-long script made indecipherable by an inaudible cast. Plot and character points lost upstage.

Don't see it if You're expecting clear plot, actors projecting or some idea of Amsterdam, 1943 or the Resistance in WW II. Read more

292 Reviews | 62 Followers
53
Fluffy, Excruciating, Slow, Cliched, Banal

See it if You like being bored. You're obsessed with the very small resistance against the Nazis.

Don't see it if You have something better to do.

106 Reviews | 20 Followers
35
Messy and lazy, Cliched, Disappointing, Writing not great, Weak direction/staging

See it if you enjoy a slow evening and actresses difficult to hear. Idea seemed good execution not great.

Don't see it if you enjoy a strong story, direction and a show worth your time. Definitely a festival show - there are better. Read more

93 Reviews | 12 Followers
48
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if If you support off off Broadway and working actors

Don't see it if If you prefer air-conditioning and accoustics; setting a play in 1943 and mentioning Kristal night does not qualify for based on true events

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
July 14th, 2018

"Presents an explosive mixture of eroticism and danger, but not in a cheesy, action-film-like way...'Rusalka' is at its best when the dialogue yields to the dynamic, dance-like staging...Occasionally the dialogue and vocals intertwine, transferring the audience into the consciousness of the characters. The effect is magical...'Rusalka' is an irresistable and intricate dance of seduction and threat, a play that grips you with its poetic beauty and morbid horror, yet is incredibly empowering."
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