Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Scissoring

From 32 member  reviews
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. More…

As Abigail struggles to reconcile the two, she receives pressure from the school's shape-shifting, personified public address system and guidance from the figures of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Roosevelt's devoted friend and lover, Lorena Hickok.

1h 30m | Already closed | INTAR Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (32)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant
79
Avg Score

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

Don't see it if Want to see something new and fresh

Also I don’t think I’ve ever seen a play that takes place in present time b... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Believable relationship

See it if you’re interested in lesbian couples center stage instead of on the periphery of someone else’s play; honest portrayals of commitment issues

Don't see it if you expect lots of sex; uninterested in the subjects—being closeted amidst religious judgement, how to spot uncommitted partners

Also Abigail’s very sympathetic but the more I think about it, she is a hot... Read more Read less

89
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You want to see a play about a couple where one feels that she has to keep the relationship a secret from her job (catholic school)

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with same sex couples P.D.A. You don't want to see a great play performed by excellent performers.

Also This play was great. I enjoyed it so much. We were notified that one o... Read more Read less

77
Great staging, Slow, Refreshing

See it if You want to support the work of non-white/non-male artists.

Don't see it if You want something tight. It started to drag halfway through.

Also Got to see an actress KILL IT after getting the script 24 hours earlie... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Resonant, Romantic, Lgbtq relevant

See it if you are interested in seeing the tensions and tenderness of a lesbian couple exploring their relationship. Loved the magic realism.

Don't see it if you are put-off by lesbian relationships and a non-linear format.

70
Ambitious, Cliched, Banal

See it if you are fascinated with same-sex coupling - female division

Don't see it if you want something more original in your same-sex dramas

60
Disappointing, Relevant, Soapy, Ambitious, Intimate

See it if you want a unique lesbian-centered story, love soapy plots, would enjoy good production values in an intimate space.

Don't see it if will be offended by gay themes, want emotional complexity, are looking for chemistry between the actors, need a script that feels complete.

85
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if you want a refreshing and compelling story about LGBT people of faith. You love diverse casts. You like honest, of-the-moment storytelling.

Don't see it if you don't like new plays that still need a little polishing.

44
Dated

See it if This play would be relatable if you are a lesbian that grew up in the Catholic Church. The feeling of guilt and hiding is real in the produc

Don't see it if Main character had "episodes" where "spirits" visited her for guidance. Found the way they depicted those moments confusing.

Also Seemed to be a bit over worked. The character who played the priest an... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Funny, Delightful, Resonant, Great writing

See it if you enjoy stories about women who love women, New Orleans, and Catholicism

Don't see it if you don't like shows that feature gay women dealing with their identity, or you don't like shows that play with reality

100
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Great acting, Resonant

See it if Thought provoking, funny and pertinent.

Don't see it if No reason not to like it!

100
Exquisite, Resonant, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You love seeing stories that you've never seen on stage before. A magical realism personal portrait of worlds and desires colliding.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing Queer stories that question an individual's place withing a religious construct.

96
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You’re interested in seeing a truly insightful portrayal of two women fighting for their relationship and religious acceptance.

Don't see it if You have no tolerance for human feelings and understanding.

100
Funny, Great writing, Masterful, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if It is a compelling, relevant drama injected with humor around a sore and palpable topic.

Don't see it if It holds a mirror to the religious framework that restricts one from connecting, accepting and cohabiting with an other.

During previews
81
Romantic, Uneven, Touching, Resonant, Observant

See it if you’re interested in how Catholic teachings on homosexuality can impact a gay person's life—even after that person has “left” the Church.

Don't see it if you have no interest in how a gay woman might negotiate a romance even while working in an environment hostile to gays.

Also “Scissoring” is full of sharply drawn characters & human insight into ... Read more Read less

During previews
82
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if It's a story that has funny moments, Choices make in life and relationships. Are not always easy.

Don't see it if About same sex relationship and the Church topics

Also The reason why I say it thought processing is that here is someone who... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Absorbing, Funny, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You’re open minded enough to enjoy a play about lesbian love and sex as the central theme

Don't see it if You’re uncomfortable with profanity and lesbian love and sex as a focal point.

During previews
90
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant, Enlightening

See it if you are open to nuanced, non-stereotypical look at conflict/compromise of adult professional goals, tradition/faith, and alternative love.

Don't see it if you are disgusted by lesbian relationships and themes, black actors, tatoos, or Catholics, confused by non-linear scenes, can’t sit 90 mins.

During previews
82
Delightful

See it if The LGBTQ and religion blades intersect and pair together to cut some old traditions and barriors. Explores struggles of intersectionalities

Don't see it if Catholicism is triggering.

Also Free ticket from Show Score.

During previews
85
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Clearly shows the pain and unfairness of the way gay people are forced to be secretive about themselves and the toll it takes on life, love and career.

See it if You think it's OK and really no big deal and good for society to keep gay people secretive and in the closet. This will change your mind.

Don't see it if You're a total bigot whose mind is permanently closed against gay visibility and will never change your mind.

During previews
82
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a solid cast perform a decently written queer piece.

Don't see it if you're looking for a completely polished work - the conclusion is still a bit rough.

During previews
73
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Smart

See it if you like LGBTQ narratives and stories involving the Catholic Church.

Don't see it if you are a bigot and will get offended by subjects related to LGBTQ matters and the Church.

During previews
83
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if Intimate production, well written and wonderfully acted. Good character development and emotional conflict

Don't see it if If you need large productions

During previews
85
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You know you can enjoy a lesbian couple drama with intersections of supernatural characters, and a wonderful direction and stage design.

Don't see it if you expect to be completely surprised with turns and twists or if you're expecting a huge production. They create wonders in a small space.


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...
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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 uni...
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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...
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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,...
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