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

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me NYC Reviews and Tickets

(38 Ratings)
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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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Show-Score Member Reviews (38)

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132 Reviews | 17 Followers
Profound, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want to be reminded how little the world has changed since this was penned by the great Irish playwright so many years ago

Don't see it if you are unable to concentrate and sit for 2.5 hours of intense theater depicting a hostage situation involving 3 men from different nations Read more

488 Reviews | 67 Followers
Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting, Powerful, Intense

See it if you want an in depth characters study of men held hostage in Beirut 1990. Despite their differences, they bond over their humanity.

Don't see it if you want something light and fluffy where thinking is unnecessary.

435 Reviews | 60 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You can stand a 2.5 hour play that is amazingly well done! You need to be a serious drama fan.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span and/or you have breathing problems.

287 Reviews | 32 Followers
Intense, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Riveting

See it if you enjoy heavy, character-driven drama.

Don't see it if stories of anger and maental anguish make you uncomfortable

440 Reviews | 89 Followers
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if An extraordinary play focusing on the relationship of three prisoners .The depth of writing and acting is profound. A riveting experience.

Don't see it if Do not see if you prefer light dramas or musicals.

169 Reviews | 72 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if Your main focus would be actors, no decor, no prop except for a few, just their powerful words they exchange while being hostage in a cell

Don't see it if You do not like lengthy plays, not a fan of watching the brutal impact of living in a cell for indefinite amount, with complete strangers Read more

76 Reviews | 21 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if you want to see great acting. Although the story is set at a particular political time and place, it's about humanity in extreme situations.

Don't see it if you can't stand plays based on dialogues and no action or setting changes.

1062 Reviews | 310 Followers
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.

Critic Reviews (2)
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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