Closed 1h 30m
Scissoring
Midtown W
79

Scissoring NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(32 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
3%
Negative
6%
Members say
Funny, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

About the Show

In INTAR Theatre's new drama, a New Orleans teacher must confront the clash between the life she has created with her long-term girlfriend and her career as a devoted teacher in a repressive Catholic school.

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81
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Funny, Dated

See it if a charming exploration of coming out issues done with imagination and humor appeal.

Don't see it if self inflicted youthful angst irritates you.

24
Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Fluffy

See it if want to see A play that deals with a lesbian couple trying to maintain a relationship, one of them works as a teacher at a Catholic school

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Critic Reviews (6)

June 27th, 2018

"It bears some hallmarks of a grad-school play: a relatively large cast, which in this well balanced production is a pleasure to watch; occasional lapses into authorial argument; and an awkward ending that’s too easy to anticipate. The play made me eager to see what Ms. Quintana will do next, but it also left me wondering about Abigail’s (unseen) family and childhood friends."
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June 12th, 2018

“Quintana’s highly theatrical ‘Scissoring’, where comedy, drama and fantasy converge. The dialogue is witty, the characters are richly rendered and the plot is wildly unpredictable...Fadul’s energetic staging realizes the play’s humor and seriousness as it smoothly flows. The performances are uniformly as bubbly as the presentation...An accomplished work of theater that deals with topical issues.”
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June 11th, 2018

"A quirky look at love, sexuality, and acceptance...The level of acting in this production; the hard work, love, and care present in ‘Scissoring’ are extraordinarily clear. The ensemble cast, ably directed by Estefanía Fadul, does the difficult subject matter justice, and then some. But Christina Quintana's play, if perhaps somewhat ground-breaking and certainly fascinating, ultimately bites off more than it can chew.”
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June 20th, 2018

"Touching and introspective...'Scissoring' principally revolves around Abigail’s grappling with the complexities, difficulties and consequences of trying to compartmentalize her personal life and her work life...Her interactions are poignant, touching, and laugh out loud funny at times...A fresh, contemporary approach to the subject. Quintana’s crisp, humorous writing is effervescent and lively and delivered by a magnificent and uproarious cast."
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June 16th, 2018

“As a story of a couple facing odds and struggling through them, ‘Scissoring’ rings true. As a piece of social commentary about acceptance of LGBTQ couples and families and the place of religion and faith, ‘Scissoring’ struggles. It feels like Quintana’s script has more to say than Fadul is able to bring to the stage...A more nuanced perspective could be taken when structuring a story as a parable for a community that continues to fight for its identity and a sense of inclusion.”
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June 13th, 2018

“Quintana’s thoughtful new one-act…The play’s title blatantly announces the production’s sexuality but more subtly hints at its psychology…A satisfying, if not especially fraught, 90 minutes…The stakes often feel low here because the playwright has provided safe fallback options for her women…In all, the production constitutes another fine outing by INTAR, which has been promoting Latino voices in the theater for more than half a century.”
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