Sister Calling My Name
East Village
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Sister Calling My Name NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Good acting

About the Show

In this drama, a divorced young man is tricked into returning to his hometown after a self-willed separation of nearly eighteen years to face an emotionally charged encounter with his past.

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Hollow, Unconvincing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if Faith-based fable of sanguine Sister who's optimistic about reconnecting her ex w/ his distanced infantile disabled sis. "Blessings flow."

Don't see it if Unconvincing portrayal of crucial disabled sis, jarringly deflates every scene she appears. "Inside the depths of a carnival spookhouse." Read more

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Quirky, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You appreciate the complicated family dynamics involved when one is disabled. Explored from different points of view Well staged

Don't see it if You want a light easy snappy night out or a fancy theater production, at moments this was devastating

Critic Reviews (5)

February 4th, 2020

"'Sister Calling My Name' wants to tell an uplifting tale of the power of faith, but it is so overtaken by evasions and cosmetic touch-ups that the effect is spoiled."
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February 1st, 2020

"Unfortunately, the play is surprisingly unmoving and frustratingly uninvolving. Chief among the problems is the dialogue, which is simultaneously overwrought and underwritten."
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February 7th, 2020

"Buzz McLaughlin's story and characters are potentially interesting but in the form currently presented...the play seems like a very accomplished first draft. The characters are never fleshed out by the script or the actors and the plot elements are never entirely surprising."
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February 15th, 2020

"But at 110 minutes (with intermission) it is far too repetitive for the very thin story delivered. It's certainly a fascinating experience to explore, but perhaps not quite like this."
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February 5th, 2020

"McLaughlin's work examines the way that mental illness can both separate and unite families, and the difficulty of dealing with the heaviness and trauma of living with someone who is mentally disabled."
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