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

During previews
80
Absorbing, Clever, Relevant, Realistic

See it if like small, intimate shows that do more than just entertain and have an interest in the realities of being out in the workplace.

Don't see it if you don't like queer narratives or realistic looks at life.

Also I saw the first preview of this, and it was already really solid. Full... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if you are looking for a Lesbian love story with some serious overtones about the effect of organized religion on romantic freedom

Don't see it if you have a closed mind on same sex relationships or personal faith.

During previews
90
Enchanting, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You want to see a beautiful show with a talented and diverse cast - so refreshing to see LGBTQ characters as main characters!

Don't see it if You don’t like love stories

During previews
79
Challenging, Excellent acting, Very funny in parts, Somewhat disjointed

See it if You're intrigued by stories about women's relationships with other women and how they complicate other parts of their lives.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with same-sex relationships, and prefer to avoid plays that explore how religion and sex impact love and work.

During previews
81
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if you like work exploring women's and religious themes.

Don't see it if you don't like shows about women or new work.

During previews
89
Refreshing, Quirky, Enchanting

See it if you have an interest in the intersection of religion and sexual orientation, a sense of humor, and a love of the absurd.

Don't see it if you aren't ready for things to get both wacky and thought provoking. If you don't want to see an LGBT play.

During previews
90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to enjoy a FUNNY, thoughtful, and compassionate examination of religion and queerness. Diverse cast was SO refreshing!

Don't see it if Definitely see this show! There's a drag queen and lots of magical realism! What more can you ask ;).


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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