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The Convent of Pleasure

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Confusing, Quirky, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting

About the show

The Cherry Lane Mentor Project presents a play about our conflicting desires to escape the world and indulge in it, our excesses and our emptiness, and how they relate to our constant quest for “happiness.” More…

Margaret, a scholar, and Katherine, her partner, are moving to small-town Missouri. Margaret is studying playwright Margaret Cavendish, and she’s obsessed with the 17th century author's 'The Convent of Pleasure.' Katherine packs and Margaret procrastinates while their friend Laurel tries to convince them to stay. REI, self-loathing, and the 17th century threaten their course.

Member Reviews (5)


Confusing, Quirky, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting
Avg Score

Banal, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if If you want to support weak new American plays

Don't see it if You want to be entertained

Confusing, Original, Quirky

See it if You want to see emerging playwrights

Don't see it if You cannot go with the flow

Clever, Confusing, Great acting, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if can relate to awkward, needy, insecure writers/protagonists and you like disjointed scenes that keep you off-balance.

Don't see it if prefer linear storylines with clear beginnings, middles and ends that don't leave you going, "WTF?"

Ambitious, Original, Quirky, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if you like cute, funny, very original stories! I laughed a lot, and it takes a lot to make me laugh. I loved the silliness of it all.

Don't see it if you want to see something really serious that will stay with you long after you leave the theater.

Clever, Confusing, Great acting, Great writing, Indulgent

See it if witty writing and good staging-on-a-budget.

Don't see it if you expect the story to go anywhere.

“The Convent of Pleasure” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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