The Lanford Wilson Project Part One: The Mound Builders
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The Lanford Wilson Project Part One: The Mound Builders

The Lanford Wilson Project Part One: The Mound Builders NYC Reviews and Tickets

(6 Ratings)
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Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

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A mystery set around an archeological dig that explores themes of ambition, privilege & patriarchy.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (6)

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467 Reviews | 114 Followers
Deep, Dense, Demanding

See it if you like works off the beaten path whose writing sparkles and surprises, creating a strong sense of community of characters and of location.

Don't see it if you aren't into wordy plays, filled with opinionated and obnoxious people that snipe at one other the whole time,or expect a full production

1061 Reviews | 310 Followers
Confusing, Slow, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you'd like moments of brilliance in acting, can keep pace with fast dialogue, are not expecting an elaborate set and like a current topic.

Don't see it if like me, you like what this is about but become lost with loud and fast dialogue followed by fast soft voices. I missed too much to enjoy!

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
Intelligent, Entertaining, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you like plays that raise interesting questions about human nature through good storytelling, not by being preachy or obvious.

Don't see it if you’re looking for some totally lighthearted escapism or a play with a clear political or social point of view. Expect to be challenged!

1 Review | 0 Followers
Resonant, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like great acting bringing great writing to life. Interesting use of lighting and set design to tell a story. Some wonderful moments.

Don't see it if It’s a challenging piece to watch, so be ready to focus and get your world rocked.

2 Reviews | 1 Follower
Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This is for you if you’ve missed the theatre. It’s a fast paced, hilarious at times, heartbreaking at times, masterclass in great drama

Don't see it if you’re sensitive to adult content (language, themes)

1 Review | 0 Followers
Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You enjoy great character development, tight interactions, with good comic relief; and you respect both yearning and futility.

Don't see it if You prefer a pensive pace to dialogue.

Critic Reviews (1)
December 9th, 2021

The Lanford Wilson Project by Open Circle Play Factory is an ambitious and noteworthy theatrical event. It also gives us a chance to reexamine two of Wilson’s major plays from a new vantage point focusing deserved attention on works that comment on each other. Seeing The Mound Builders and Sympathetic Magic together offers a renewed insight into the work of this major American playwright.
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