Strings Attached
Strings Attached
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Strings Attached NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(23 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
17%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining, Quirky, Confusing

A new play that joins the world of physics with the story of a love triangle on a fateful train ride

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Member Reviews (23)

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1040 Reviews | 251 Followers
60
Overrated, Great acting, Clever, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if Acting good... story not so much. Gets confusing and slow.

Don't see it if If you want a polished show.

861 Reviews | 243 Followers
77
Great staging, Intelligent, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like reality mixed with fantasy-here it is three physicists in a love triangle visited by three physicists of long ago.

Don't see it if you do not like heavy scientific talk mixed with relationship issues that is presented in two acts with some repetition. Read more

692 Reviews | 106 Followers
69
Needs editing, Quirky, Intelligent, Confusing, Clever

See it if you like a show with an interesting concept about 3 physicists who have issues with each other and 3 physicists from the past.

Don't see it if you like a conventional drama. The first act is a mess but the second act is more like the concept of the show. Read more

639 Reviews | 127 Followers
80
Entertaining, Great staging, Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if Three physicists with issue who get visited by three ghosts of the past. A lot of science talk and funny at times.

Don't see it if you want a musical, or you want a fast pace show. Could have be done with no intermission.

438 Reviews | 227 Followers
89
Great writing, Intelligent, Refreshing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Fascinating discussion with the world’s great minds & paralleling 3 exceptional scientists, bringing in human factors of love & pain.

Don't see it if Skip if you prefer a comedy or musical.

404 Reviews | 59 Followers
84
Confusing, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want a show about science that doesn't take itself too seriously but at the same time, contemplates the big questions of life.

Don't see it if you don't like to joke about physics.

282 Reviews | 142 Followers
89
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Intelligent, Great writing, Clever

See it if An exciting new play that asks the rare question of how science and religion are connected.Very clever writing and brilliant acting.

Don't see it if Uninterested in deep scientific talk. U aren't patient: the last part of the first act is where the play builds up to an interesting effect.

315 Reviews | 60 Followers
75
Surreal, Witty, Contrived

See it if you're interested in a drama that mashes up physics and a love triangle. Three physicists are taking a train ride to London (or are they?)

Don't see it if you don't like plays overstuffed with ideas and themes,jumping between topics without any meaningful segues,with some rough director touches

Critic Reviews (9)

Theatermania
September 8th, 2022

"As 'Strings Attached' demonstrates, trying to force physics into the role of religion leaves us with pithy clichés better suited to a greeting card than scripture — much less a scientific journal."
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Talkin' Broadway
September 8th, 2022

"If you are keen on learning something about the science behind tales of parallel universes, you won't be disappointed."
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New York Stage Review
September 8th, 2022

"The running gags quickly cease to be amusing – even when Newton and screwing in a 17th-century light bulb is brought up."
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TheaterScene.net
September 12th, 2022

From the clever double entendre title to its fantastical involvement of three famous long dead physicists, Carole Buggé’s "Strings Attached" tries very hard to rise out of the morass what is basically a sad love triangle but is ultimately overwhelmed by frippery and cliché.
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Theater Pizzazz
September 12th, 2022

"It’s as if various points of view, characters, and information was put in a hat, shaken out, then seasoned by what Carol Bugge thinks of as theater of the absurd. The piece is ponderous."
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Front Row Center
September 9th, 2022

"In the chaos of dimensions at times 'Strings Attached' feels almost stream of consciousness, and yet does not lose its way. It maintains structure, with its strong, intelligent dialogue."
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New York Theater
September 8th, 2022

The play uses…. the train trip to introduce various concepts in physics in a largely unintimidating way, with varying degrees of clarity. It also attempts to connect physics with everyday life, through metaphor, sometimes effectively. But in an apparent effort to make the science more palatable for the layman, “Strings Attached” weighs that train trip down with all manner of contrivance, ranging from clever to corny to cringeworthy.
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T
September 9th, 2022

[An] ambitious, eccentric, and frustratingly tiresome attempt to dramatize human relationships by analogy with scientific theories...The blend of styles, from farce to fantasy to realism...is beyond director Alexis Kelly’s ability to pull off; her actors range from so-so to earnest to respectable...; some of the casting is unconvincing; and Jessica Parks’s set design...is seriously problematic.
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