The Independents
The Independents

The Independents NYC Reviews and Tickets

(14 Reviews)
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Slow, Intelligent, Disappointing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Sparks fly when the young American artist Mary Cassatt meets the great French master Edgar Degas. Few could tolerate the difficult and elitist Degas, but he met his match with the strong willed American. 

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Intelligent, Artistic, Quirky, Slow, Fluffy

See it if Passionate artistic discourse motivates young femme USA artist to defend her choices to older French impressionist arbiter.

Don't see it if Like a lackadaisical mill through an art gallery, the enjoyment depends upon set pace and prior knowledge. Just a pleasant passage of time. Read more

Historically inaccurate, Dreadful script, Dreadful acting

See it if You want to see some reproductions of Cassatt's paintings.

Don't see it if You want to learn much of anything about these artists, or the independents. The acceptance of Americans in Paris. The acceptance of women Read more

Entertaining, Informative, Interesting

See it if You're familiar with artists Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas. I did not know they'd been friends. Gossipy quips about their contemporaries.

Don't see it if You're unfamiliar w/ Impressionist &Independent artists, uninterested in them. If you do not recognize names mentioned it might be dull.

Masterful, Great acting, Delightful

See it if Uwant to see what happens when an independent Am artist meets a Fr artist in Paris.Does the connection run smoothly?Does love blossom ?MORE

Don't see it if 90 mins w intermission bothers U; the focus on Art and the personal relation between the Impressionists Degas&Cassat is too limited for you. Read more

Frugal, Instructive, Realistic, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you are interested in the place of women in art and wish to know more about the relationship between Cassatt and Degas.

Don't see it if you do not care for the lives of painters or about the constraints put on women to achieve recognition as artists.

Slow, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You like the story better than the performance. (I saw an early performance and I expect this play will get better)

Don't see it if You know nothing about Cassett or Degas or the Impressionists

Disappointing, Slow, Clever

See it if You are interested in the lives of the two artists.

Don't see it if You don't like shows with a small cast in a historic setting.

Great acting, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You're already a fan of either Mary Cassatt or Edgar Degas. I didn't know that the two knew each other and were friends.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Impressionism.

Critic Reviews (2)

Front Row Center
October 28th, 2019

Score: 92 "'The Independents' casts a spell. In the guise of artistic inspiration Ward has written the story of two people, and in the guise of quiet drama he has invoked the magic of artistic inspiration. It will make you crave an afternoon at the Metropolitan museum."
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Front Row Center
November 26th, 2019

Score: 80% "Natasa Babic as ground-breaking American artist Mary Cassatt and André Herzegovitch as the renowned Edgar Degas presented a delightful biopic of their relationship and artistic travails set in late nineteenth century Paris."
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