The Ally
86

The Ally NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(219 Ratings)
Positive
90%
Mixed
6%
Negative
4%
Members say
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant, Ambitious

About the Show

A man faces a complex web of personal and political challenges in this new play by Itamar Moses.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (99)

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128 Reviews | 41 Followers
100
Must see, Relevant, Profound, Masterful, Great writing

See it if Anyone trying to care about something else than his own wellbeing should see this show. Minimalist and efficient, just the necessary sugar.

Don't see it if You have a hard time considering political positions that challenge your own. Read more

187 Reviews | 30 Followers
100
Masterful, Must see, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like shows that make you expand your thinking. I can't wait to read the play, once it's published.

Don't see it if you like light fare or want to be entertained.

51 Reviews | 3 Followers
98
Enchanting, Delightful, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to hear different opinions on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. You are into thought-provoking, dialogue-heavy plays.

Don't see it if you don't want to talk about or see politics in a play.

126 Reviews | 21 Followers
98
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy dialogue heavy plays about the Arab/Israeli conflict and other societal issues plaguing our world today. Very thought provoking.

Don't see it if You aren’t in the mood for a heady play & don’t want to think. Minimal but effective set. Don’t eat or sleep if you're in the front row… Read more

56 Reviews | 11 Followers
98
Masterful, Profound, Relevant, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if Theatre that challenges you and makes you question your beliefs - no matter what perspective you hold. Masterful writing, brilliant staging.

Don't see it if You want to feel safe and comfortable. There will be audience members who cheer against your beliefs. Never tells you what to think.

207 Reviews | 29 Followers
94
Relevant, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like open discussion of emotional, controversial and radical opinions.

Don't see it if You do not like long shows covering hot political subjects.from Not for those with closed minds Read more

149 Reviews | 25 Followers
91
Entirely engrossing

See it if you’re open to having your preconceived notions challenged eloquently and heartbreakingly.

Don't see it if you dislike theatre that examines the parlous state of humankind today. It’s astounding that this was written BEFORE Oct 7, 2024. Read more

129 Reviews | 24 Followers
91
Intelligent, Exquisite, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you love thought-provoking dramas where you can actually learn something.

Don't see it if you don't like controversial subjects and you can't be open to listening to arguments AGAINST your own strong beliefs.

Critic Reviews (17)

The New York Times
February 27th, 2024

"Itamar Moses’s play offers eloquent arguments...But it doesn’t offer much drama."
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New York Theatre Guide
February 27th, 2024

"The Ally feels more like a series of lectures than a play."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
February 28th, 2024

"...this play has its feet firmly planted in the bloody earth."
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The Observer
February 27th, 2024

"the fervent acting and scrupulous staging...there’s not a lot of play in The Ally."
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Theatermania
February 27th, 2024

"...a dramatic full-body workout, engaging us both intellectually and emotionally"
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Lighting & Sound America
February 27th, 2024

“…the most vigorously and closely argued drama to come our way in a long, long time.”
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Talkin' Broadway
February 27th, 2024

"The Ally is a play of ideas and conflict, a steady stream of point and counterpoint"
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TheaterScene.net
March 10th, 2024

"offers a lively, animated debate about the questions of censorship and anti-Semitism"
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