The Lanford Wilson Project Part Two: Sympathetic Magic
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The Lanford Wilson Project Part Two: Sympathetic Magic

The Lanford Wilson Project Part Two: Sympathetic Magic NYC Reviews and Tickets

(3 Reviews)
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Great writing, Quirky, Wordy, Indulgent, Ambitious

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A group of clever artists, scientists, searchers, and more balance uncertainty amidst a pandemic. 

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316 Reviews | 60 Followers
Worthwhile, Wordy, Witty

See it if you don't want to miss a neglected contemporary masterpiece, by a playwright with a great ear for dialog, both existential and personal.

Don't see it if you are looking for high production value, dislike characters who talk a lot, or distracted by misguided directorial and acting touches.

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
Clever, Indulgent, Quirky, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy plays with clear social and political points of view and some snappy and insightful dialogue about contemporary issues.

Don't see it if if you’re looking for an absorbing story more than exploring social and scientific ideas and how they are more related than we might think.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You're a lover of theater and appreciate good writing. Each actor sucks you into their world, taking you through a wild journey.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span. This play requires good listening.

Critic Reviews (2)
December 9th, 2021

A new theater company, Open Circle Play Factory, has been formed to reassess his work and those of other writers from the Circle Repertory Company which he helped found. Their inaugural endeavor is aptly called “The Lanford Wilson Project” including revivals of his The Mound Builders and Sympathetic Magic, two plays which were written 22 years apart but appear to have been conceived as companion plays with a great many things in common. As such they make fascinating viewing back to back. However, each is an entirely separate story and they do not need to be seen together.
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December 7th, 2021

"Highlighting some of Wilson’s lesser-known works is a noble pursuit, as his cerebral, entertaining plays force you to walk away with a new perspective, even if that means reckoning with our almost incomprehensible insignificance in the face of history and the cosmos."
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