The Beyonce
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The Beyonce
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The Beyonce NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(34 Reviews)
Positive
74%
Mixed
26%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Ambitious

About the Show

Nodding to Queen Bey but based on the Anton Chekhov story 'The Fiancée,' 'The Beyoncé' is a sharp and deeply personal coming-of-age conundrum produced by Adjusted Realists.

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Member Reviews (34)

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90
Charming, Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Enchanting

See it if You remember how it felt to be young and everyone told you how your life was going to turn out or perhaps more importantly...if you don’t.

Don't see it if If you don’t like sweet, sentimental stories. This ones a little bit quirky. Starts off a little slow but I thought it WELL worth the wait.

67
Ambitious, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if If your a fan of Chekhov work with a twist. A nice way to bring forth his writings. Well thought out.

Don't see it if If you nothing about the writer or if new works are not for you.

74
Ambitious, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Slow, Entertaining

See it if Bent joins Chekhovian tropes & millennial aspirations to create a whimsical take on marriage Well acted & humorous w/ a great set piece

Don't see it if Non familiarity w/Chekhov's works will hinder appreciation (esp w/character of Sasha) Often a bit slow with Bent's story line going adrift

88
Hip, Intimate, Charming, Beautifully played, Everyday

See it if you'd like to see a Chekhovian examination of the texture of everyday life that feels at the same time formally fresh.

Don't see it if you want your Chekhovian dramas straight -- & free of contemporary American intrusions. Read more

85
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Intense

See it if Loved acting of newcomer Regan Sims and veteran Roger Manix. Intimate space. Love traverse seating. Checkhovian take. 78 minutes. see mor

Don't see it if 78 minutes. Forget Beyonce, Hard to get to theater via public transportation.. Read more

75
Good updating of chekhov.

See it if You like imaginative reworking of old classics.

Don't see it if If you don't like reworking of old classics.

77
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you are looking for a Chekhov update. Still has the feel of Chekhov but with modern references. Enjoyable performances.

Don't see it if it bothers you when a classic is messed with.

81
Delightful

See it if Well crafted mix of contemporary and historical references - and narrative and dialogue sections. Great staging. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Don't see it if This is budget theater but really well done with some good to great performances (esp Mannix) Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

Theater Pizzazz
July 31st, 2018

“Bent makes Nadia’s evaluation of traditional marriage and self expression interesting...Bent’s ability to use Chekhov as a springboard shines in her selection of sociological themes and her cadence...Bent is less successful with the Beyoncé portion of the equation...'The Beyoncé’ is as pleasant a diversion as an afternoon in the countryside. While it does not bang open any doors, it does successfully explore what gentle circumstances can constitute a small-scale bold move.”
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Times Square Chronicles
August 2nd, 2018

"Kaliski kept this show real, even though it is written at times in the first person as the actors state what they are thinking...The design team did wonders in this small space...Bent’s work has a cadence that makes you think and ponder the balance between self and selfish. I have thought a lot about this subject since seeing this play. If you get a chance, go check out this profound piece of work."
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Plays to See
August 3rd, 2018

"Likely to excite fans of both Chekhov and intimate theater...The story is not one of love forlorn, against the crushing odds of the dangers on the outside. The world created by Bent and director Stephen Kaliski is built with love, a non-threatening retreat where Nadia can contemplate and decide...The sincerity Nadia exudes makes it impossible to judge her, and Bent so skillfully tickles the audience with her witty banter. It’s irresistible, and poignant exactly where it needs to be."
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