Someone Who'll Watch Over Me
Closed 2h 30m
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me
86

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(38 Reviews)
Positive
97%
Mixed
3%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

In this intense drama, an American doctor, an Irish journalist, and an English academic are being held captive by terrorists abroad, but it isn’t just the terrorists that provide tension.

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Member Reviews (38)

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75
Absorbing, Strong acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Looooooong

See it if you like strong acting in a strong-premise context. But STWOM is too much of a good thing at 3 hrs. Cuts are needed. Not nearly as...

Don't see it if philosophical as I'd expected. Discussions sh've been deeper. Sometimes quite funny/moving. If had been half as long, w've been twice as gd.

79
Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent, Too long

See it if You like wordy character driven plays... not a lot of action or arc of a plot but rather intense, interesting character development.

Don't see it if You expect a lot of action or can’t overlook the too long script that comes in at two-hours and forty-five minutes.

78
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if Want to see a play about three people from different walks of life shackled in a prison.

Don't see it if A bit too long. If you want strong- character driven plots.

85
Absorbing, Profound, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Challenging

See it if 3 men in a cell, needing each other to survive. Metaphor for life? Captors = God? "If he put us here to watch us suffer, to what end?"

Don't see it if Intentionally long and difficult to bear. You as the theatergoer feel trapped as well. Lighter moments help you to endure.

91
Great acting, Riveting, Great writing, Intense, Must see

See it if you enjoy thoroughly well done performances on a very tough subject. There is no flaw here in the acting, staging, writing, lighting, sound.

Don't see it if you have trouble sitting for a long period, especially the first act. While riveting, the seating is uncomfortable & some external noise.

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Inspiring, Disquieting

See it if to witness 3 brave, stirring, authentic, unrestrained performances as hostages shackled in a Beirut prison, doing all they can to survive.

Don't see it if you think "An Englishman, an Irishman & an American walk into a Beirut prison..." is the start of a joke. Read more

88
Powerful, Long, Exhilarating, Limited, Human

See it if in order to experience something powerful, you’re willing to be trapped for hours in an intimate space with 3 sometimes desperate hostages.

Don't see it if you're in the mood for something light: here, even the laugh lines are dark. Read more

90
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if About the human will to live, when you are taken.

Don't see it if This is not a light show, very intense. Its long too. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
November 20th, 2018

“Long and difficult, three flawless performances enrich this graceful revival...Structurally the play is difficult...By having the audience spend close to three hours in a theater watching three men talk, perhaps McGuinness desires them to feel detained as well...McGuinness creates three fully-realized engaging characters whose initially contentious relationship develops into a moving bond...Most crucially, Langdon guides the performers to sustained emotional intensity.”
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December 4th, 2018

“Captivating...There is much to recommend in this gritty, visceral production, from the...set to the masterfully orchestrated ebb and flow of speech...There are moments when the tears flow a little too freely, an effort to restrain them would be more believable...The text itself suffers at times from being overly schematic...But there is so much life and lyricism and breadth of vision in both the text and the production that minor shortcomings are quickly forgotten.”
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