The Bigot
Closed 1h 40m
The Bigot

The Bigot NYC Reviews and Tickets

(78 Ratings)
Members say
Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Cliched

About the Show

"The Bigot" mixes social commentary, family drama, and dark comedy as it tells the story of Jim, an equal-opportunity racist, chauvinist, homophobe, and anti-Semite.

Read more Show less

Show-Score Member Reviews (78)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
75 Reviews | 39 Followers
Great writing, Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if The actor portraying the bigot was spot on. Great actor. Modern day Archie Bunker. Gotta love portrayal of lesbian neighbors. Many twists.

Don't see it if You do not fancy racism or lesbian dialogue.

290 Reviews | 92 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You wanna see a play that tells a story of our times with an uplifting message. This play is important.

Don't see it if You have trouble seeing plays that deal with the serious issues of illness, racism, and prejudice of all kinds.

110 Reviews | 10 Followers
Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’re open to sensitive subject matter, enjoy a simple set, enjoy great acting. 1 of my fav off b’ways I've seen in a long time

Don't see it if You aren’t able to handle a lot of PC topics or expect a light storyline

194 Reviews | 39 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if a well written and acted play about bigotry and it's effect on family dynamics are your thing!

Don't see it if you're a close-minded bigot or have any LGBTQ issues!

268 Reviews | 36 Followers
Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you'd like to see a humorous & well-acted show dealing with extreme bigotry concerning serious issues.

Don't see it if you're offended by topics about bigotry, lesbians Read more

147 Reviews | 39 Followers
Stretches credibility, Funny, Intelligent, Well-directed, Well-acted

See it if Fun, touching, important sentiment, but wishful thinking. Well worth seeing for its uplifting message and some perfect-pitch acting.

Don't see it if A bit goody-goody, but it's heart in the right place. But maybe yours isn't.

240 Reviews | 41 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like funny and heartwarming drama that deals with very prejudice ideas.

Don't see it if you don't like melodramas that deals with sickness and prejudice against race and sexual orientation.

62 Reviews | 20 Followers
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if You enjoy true Theater with talent. Good acting, funny yet poignant. Nice setting.

Don't see it if A gay couple troubles you. The play centers around an older man who is a bigot. Lightly sarcastic racially.

Critic Reviews (10)

May 3rd, 2019

“The sitcomlike nature of ‘The Bigot’ is evident not just in its thin characterizations and tidy plotting, but in a worldview that is near-offensive in its simple-mindedness...The play's interest in having characters teach Jim the errors of his bigoted ways is contrived, not to mention predictable...In the world of ‘The Bigot’, even racism and homophobia could be easily solved...Amid such clichéd material, this quartet of talented actors bring all the conviction they can muster.”
Read more

Lighting & Sound America
May 9th, 2019

"This is bad sitcom stuff, filled with flat gag lines, scenes in which near-strangers tell everything about themselves, and intractable problems that are solved after a single angry discussion...It doesn't help that Jim is little more than a collection of hate speech tropes; the tiny bit of information that we get about him is far too little, too late...The cast is better than you might imagine, although Stephen Payne deserves far better than the hopeless role of Jim."
Read more
May 3rd, 2019

“The playwrights’ proficient dialogue is matched by their solidly constructed scenario with its Norman Lear-style comedic sensibility that enriches their well-drawn characters...Susko’s straightforward staging realizes the piece’s humor, drama and sensitivity through accomplished simplicity...Though topicality wafts through ‘The Bigot’, it’s really an entertaining old-fashioned well-made play with a slight edge.”
Read more

Front Row Center
May 2nd, 2019

“The stereotype of our bigot is a tad cliché and dated. Instead of an Archie Bunker it might have been interesting to see a black male hating privileged whites. Update the scenario to 2020 rather than setting an 80’s reprise. 'The Bigot' has a Disney-like fairy tale non-believable ending...A longer drawn out version of the sitcom ‘All in the Family’ without as many one liners and authenticity. A good reality check as to how far we have come.”
Read more

May 2nd, 2019

"'The Bigot,' 'a dark comedy,' is big-hearted and topical but it's also so paint-by-the-numbers predictable that you won't need ESP to know how it ends…One needn't be Hammerstein II to call it as corny as Kansas in August. Its characters are so one-dimensional they practically disappear when they turn sideways. Without the generally solid performances of its four actors, it would likely fly away on the next gust of wind…A dramatically creaky, fitfully amusing, 90-minute soap opera."
Read more

Times Square Chronicles
May 1st, 2019

"Though this show begins with a slow start, this play weaves its plot line into your heart...This play works mainly because of its cast. Stephen Payne makes you understand his reasons and his performance is layered and full of depth...Michael Susko’s direction is a little heavy handed and makes the play seem longer than it is...'The Bigot' at times is cringe-worthy and sappy...The ending, however, is 'The Bigot''s salvation."
Read more

May 2nd, 2019

"The bigotry is neither funny enough to be comedy nor seriously disturbing enough to be dramatically repulsive. Most of the jokes land with a thud...Each person in this cast works hard to create believable people with more than one or two dimensions. All of them are successful in that regard...The story arc and the character’s progressions are forced and unbelievable...The play just muddles through as a mash up of Archie Bunker and an underwritten Lifetime movie."
Read more

May 5th, 2019

"A good story written by Gabi and Eva Mor, Susko moves the characters in and out of both love and hate. The tension between all four characters at times hits top gear...'The Bigot' does many things well. It has a lot of different issues within this melodrama. All the characters have been hurt at some point in their lives. How each person reacts, how each have been shaped by hurt and tragedy, is what makes this play so interesting...A fun, and at times, a very funny, ride."
Read more