Svetlyachki (FringeNYC)
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Svetlyachki (FringeNYC)

Svetlyachki (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(9 Ratings)
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Great writing, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Masterful

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Six orphans struggle to survive in a small Russian village just after the Civil War. Chaos reigns in this lyrical tale of dark secrets, White guards, Young Leninists, Tsarist treasures, and lightning bugs.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (9)

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50 Reviews | 33 Followers
Intelligent, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if Intelligent play about children in the wake of war--set in the aftermath of the Russian Civil War

Don't see it if Some stage combat and violence involved.

36 Reviews | 7 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Epic, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you can handle somewhat slow pacing and hard-hitting plot, characters, and conflicts.

Don't see it if you want to see something light or have no knowledge of Russian history. Read more

10 Reviews | 5 Followers
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you like the idea of Dostoevsky's Demons meets Lord of the Flies. (but while dark, it's overall more hopeful than either of those works)

Don't see it if you're looking for something light, or if you don't like historical dramas.

1 Review | 1 Follower
Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Delightful, Original

See it if you like to discover an intelligent, sinciere, and very lyrical writing.

Don't see it if you expecting to see a comedy.

2 Reviews | 1 Follower
Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Masterful

See it if You love beautiful poetic dialogue, insights into innocent children affected by war, and absorbing storytelling.

Don't see it if You dislike watching adults play children

1 Review | 1 Follower
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy historical fiction and timeless story of children affected by war. Thought provoking and timely.

Don't see it if you are looking for a light hearted comedy.

1 Review | 1 Follower
Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense, Original

See it if how political conflict impacts the lives of children. The internal strife - and trying to reconcile innocence with impacts of war.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light hearted, east play. This play's stregnth is the compelling provocative thought that ensues. Powerful. Relevant.

1 Review | 1 Follower
Profound, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you appreciate poetic yet genuine dialogue, keeps you at the edge of your seat, with a glimpse of hope even in the darkest of moments.

Don't see it if You're NOT willing to go the hard places in a play and in life.

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
August 18th, 2016

"These actors are most certainly no longer children, and yet their physicality and vocal choices are very successful in creating the environment of a dangerous children’s battleground...There are a few moments in which the writing and direction can use tightening: monologues roll on too long, motivation is sometimes unclear, and individual relationships have the tendency to be a little muddy. However, the story moves in ways that are unexpected."
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