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Sense of an Ending

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Members say: Relevant, Moving, Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging

About the show

59 E 59 presents a political thriller about a New York Times journalist and his exclusive interview with two Hutu nuns charged with homicide during the Rwandan genocide. More…

Commemorating the 21st anniversary of the atrocity, this is a story of forgiveness, faith and truth in the face of unspeakable horror. Disgraced journalist Charles arrives in Rwanda to meet the nuns, who must convince the world of their innocence during the 1994 genocide or face a lifetime in prison. When an unknown survivor contradicts their story, Charles must choose which version of the truth to tell the world. 'Sense of an Ending' shines a light on questions of faith and responsibility in the face of violence.


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MEMBERS SAY:

Relevant, Moving, Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging

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Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Moving

See it if You enjoy shows depicting serious contemporary topics with crisp plotting and superb acting

Don't see it if You dislike stories "inspired by true events" or are sensitive to hearing about real life atrocities


August 26th, 2015
"There’s a lot to admire in Mr. Urban’s script...It is fast-paced, fluid and taut. But as directed by Adam Fitzgerald, it is also slick (sometimes it seems more like a teleplay) ...By the play’s conclusion, Mr. Urban has offered seemingly factual accounts from all the characters and a confident u...
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August 26th, 2015
"Who’s lying, who did what to whom, what are the characters’ agendas? Urban keeps us guessing. But the writing is repetitive and heavy-handed, and it’s hard to care for the characters. The overall effect should be one of suspense, but it feels more as if the show is running in circles."
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August 26th, 2015
"A thoughtful meditation on guilt that is frustratingly sabotaged by an unnecessary B-plot...Director Adam Fitzgerald manages to pull these round performances out of a text that all too often falls flat...So much of it feels false and forcibly glued together. There's an incredible story lurking i...
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August 26th, 2015
"A kind of moral detective drama that manages to be simultaneously gripping and ultimately unsatisfying...The title notwithstanding, a powerful, satisfying ending is exactly what 'Sense of an Ending' is missing. Definitive answers may not be possible when dealing with an atrocity such as this, bu...
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