Seven Deadly Sins
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Seven Deadly Sins
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Seven Deadly Sins NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

Seven world premiere short plays by seven well-known playwrights in NYC's Meatpacking District.

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Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if If you like street theater_ immersive.

Don't see it if If you like traditional theater.

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Cliched, Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if small 10-minute plays in a site-specific environment. fully committed actors connecting to audience distanced by glass wearing headsets

Don't see it if want a full-length play. think of this as an amuse-bouche before the full theatre season comes back to life. some better than others.

Critic Reviews (11)

The New York Times
June 29th, 2021

"'Seven Deadly Sins' is eye candy, no doubt, and a fun interactive experience for those who crave a lively outdoor performance with a few raunchy surprises. But given the emphasis on sexuality, and nods to the meatpacking district’s transgressive history, I expected a more exacting sociopolitical statement. There should be more than meets the eye."
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Time Out New York
June 29th, 2021

"The event has a celebratory feeling—everyone seems happy just to be there...Anthologies of shorts are nearly always uneven in quality, and this is no exception...One of the plays is terrific: Bess Wohl’s 'Lust,' which smartly turns the limitations of its voyeuristic staging conditions to its advantage."
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Variety
June 29th, 2021

"Some of the stories are not for the faint at heart, and some will resonate with an intimate part of you. For me, Wohl’s 'Lust' served as pièce de resistance...I became so captivated by the dancer’s performance that I almost forgot I was outside...'Seven Deadly Sins' is a well-curated, innovative theatrical experience. The show stretches the limits of traditional performance and explores what can be done once live theater is resurrected."
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The Observer
June 29th, 2021

"Not all the playlets hit their mark or make the most of ten minutes, but as a tasting menu of depravity, there’s variety, brevity, and something new around the corner. Sloth, Gluttony, and Greed were some of my highlights...Picking favorites ought to be a sin, but the most impressive from a design, performance, and even metaphysical perspective, was Bess Wohl’s 'Lust.'"
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AM New York
June 30th, 2021

"The one-acts are an uneven lot. Four of them are silly, sexy and slight, while the other three are dark, heavy-handed and creepy...Even if the one-acts themselves are forgettable...'Seven Deadly Sins' offers a stylish and cautious way to return to the theater after a lengthy absence."
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Theatermania
June 29th, 2021

"Kaufman and his Tectonic Theater Project have staged a high-quality off-Broadway show in found spaces for an audience ready to go back to the theater. Even if restrictions weren't lifting faster than a tank top at Pride, this show could still be performed, proving that with a little flexibility and ingenuity, the theater will always find a way."
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New York Stage Review
June 29th, 2021

"It would be a pleasure to report that the plays themselves lived up to the cleverness of the staging. Unfortunately, they mostly come off as extended blackout sketches straining either for profundity or provocation, and sometimes both...The performers, who go through their paces nine times a night, deserve ample credit for their commitment to the material, not to mention being exposed to random onlookers."
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New York Stage Review
June 29th, 2021

"Thomas Bradshaw’s 'Hard,' which represents sloth, stands as the show’s sole misfire...More intriguing is 'Tell Me Everything You Know'...A few plays will, inevitably, leave you wanting more. MJ Kaufman’s ultra-timely 'Wild Pride' is a spot-on exploration of internet cancel culture that proves extremely affecting...And Bess Wohl seems like she’s just scratching the surface with 'Lust.'"
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New York Theater
June 29th, 2021

The tone and the quality of the scripts vary widely. What tied them all together was the consistency of the acting and of David Rockwell’s gorgeous designs, as well as the communal experience of traveling from sin to sin.
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The Wrap
June 29th, 2021

"The brevity of the plays — all clocking in under 15 minutes — can be constraining. Some have O. Henry-like twists that you can spot from the next block, while others would work more plausibly if they had more running time to play out."
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New York Theatre Guide
June 30th, 2021

"The production is a slick, seamlessly stage managed affair...The danger is that it might instead feel like a dalliance in darkness for privileged theatergoers while the very real mess, glory and, yes, sinning of a city re-emerging from trauma...buzzes with more geniune edge around it. Sins avoids this trap thanks to an impressive cadre of playwrights who did not take their assignment lightly."
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