Rusalka NYC Reviews and Tickets

70%
(15 Ratings)
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (15)

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83 Reviews | 15 Followers
95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if you can!

Don't see it if you are under 14.

683 Reviews | 161 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 | 1005 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

783 Reviews | 149 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

1214 Reviews | 486 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.

92 Reviews | 11 Followers
71
Absorbing, Clever, Resonant, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if An interesting, unusual play with music about women resistance fighters in WWII is of interest

Don't see it if You're not interested in the topic. Read more

66 Reviews | 15 Followers
66
Disappointing, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if you like moody period pieces or have an interest in WWII and/or The Resistance.

Don't see it if You have poor hearing (it was very difficult to hear in the venue, which made it harder to understand and therefore enjoy).

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.

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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