The Assignment
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The Assignment
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The Assignment NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(72 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
5%
Negative
3%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing

About the Show

Houses on the Moon Theater Company and Rhymes Over Beats present the world premiere of this play about an English professor who is shaken when a student’s personal essay reopens long-buried wounds.

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Well acted, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Small-scale

See it if you like exploring an important topic (gun violence) through individual stories. Both actors are strong and the staging is solid.

Don't see it if you want perfect plotting; there are some gaps. The play is talky and occasionally drags. It has great intentions, though, and is touching.

87
Powerful, Moving, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you want to be moved by believably drawn characters. Both great performers but Kandel is really riveting. gotta say: WOW! Highly recommended

Don't see it if you don't care about stories of loss, regret and redemption. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

DC Metro Theater Arts
April 22nd, 2017

“Socially relevant and thought-provoking, profoundly heartrending and often funny…Directed with balance and compassion by Weiner, the compelling two-hander considers the issues of guilt, remorse, and second chances, understanding and forgiveness…Profoundly moving performances by Betancourt and Kandel bring emotional and psychological depth and sensitivity to the struggling characters…'The Assignment' is a powerful example of theater that can make a difference."
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