The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide
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The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide
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The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love Suicide NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(28 Ratings)
Positive
75%
Mixed
21%
Negative
4%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining

About the Show

Inspired by the love-suicide plays of Kabuki theatre, this disturbingly comedic piece explores trauma through the eyes of a child.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (28)

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683 Reviews | 161 Followers
92
Poignant, Delightful, Dizzying, Edgy, Resonant

See it if you want to see the issue of bullying in schools engaged with an immediacy that is only possible in the theater.

Don't see it if the idea of adults playing children committing deeply hurtful & even violent acts against each other makes you nervous. Read more

192 Reviews | 36 Followers
88
Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy fables with an important message about bullying in schools and the importance of respectful communication set in modern day.

Don't see it if If you don't like when adults are portraying children on stage and if you prefer more intellectual theatre. Read more

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
80
Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Intense, Relevant

See it if You want a play that deals w/school violence in a stylized, theatrical manner. You like dark comedies.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable w/violence depicted onstage. You don't like stylized theatre formats. You prefer light comedies.

98 Reviews | 18 Followers
80
Clever, Original, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You’re interested in issues, relationships and hierarchies that kids deal with, the severity of which might not be known to parents.

Don't see it if You cannot deal with topics of violence on many levels as they relate to kids Read more

281 Reviews | 28 Followers
79
Clever, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Experimental understandable and with a point

See it if You want to see an experimental work that really makes sense and has some cute moments

Don't see it if You really can’t take experimental theater

50 Reviews | 19 Followers
79
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You enjoy quirky, off-kilter plays with a lot of imagination and with relevant issues presented in an unusual, intimate, entertaining format

Don't see it if You don't like Off-Broadway or broad humor or a playful approach to a tragedy will strong impact in the end; can't climb up 6 flights Read more

611 Reviews | 142 Followers
79
Lovechild of kabuki & grade school pageant, Quirky, Ocasionally funny, Talented cast, Thought-provoking

See it if hybrid forms of presentation, examination of dealing with trauma, bullying & life, grade school pageantry, + talented cast intrigue you

Don't see it if viewing trauma thru eyes of 4th graders, embracing Kabuki/Noh stylings, climbing many stairs, waiting 4 comedy to manifest itself R not 4 U

596 Reviews | 144 Followers
73
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Insipid, Great staging

See it if fun, well-acted and well-staged

Don't see it if you want to see theater of the absurd. It takes an absurd notion and justifies it. Not nearly as dark as it should be.