The Memory Exam
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The Memory Exam

The Memory Exam NYC Reviews and Tickets

(4 Ratings)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Ambitious, Intense

In a future where forgetting can spell disaster, vigilante laws turn neighbors against one another. 

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137 Reviews | 35 Followers
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to delve into a dystopian world that wants to get rid of people with aging minds with recall and memory problems.

Don't see it if you want to glide on the surface and have your funny bone tickled.

327 Reviews | 50 Followers

See it if You like dystopian stories. You're interested in the challenges of aging and how seniors are treated.

Don't see it if The acting is somewhat uneven. The concept is interesting, but there are holes in how the story unfolds.

251 Reviews | 53 Followers
Thought-provoking, Slow, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in a very intense dystopian drama.

Don't see it if You are not in four actors speaking pretty unconvincing dialogue for 90 minutes. Though it seemed much longer.

360 Reviews | 39 Followers
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if The premise is interesting but the playwright has stuffed too much into the play and it loses focus. The romantic element is awkward

Don't see it if Good acting but needs editing. Compelling and relevant concept about the disposability of people once they have lost their usefulness

Critic Reviews (4)

The Observer
September 22nd, 2022

"All we get is a not-entirely-believable, last-minute switcheroo that sputters to an anticlimactic denouement."
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September 10th, 2022

"Though its concept is solid, 'The Memory Exam' suffers from a lackluster production...Provocative and occasionally even thrilling, The Memory Exam is a timely symbol of our new age of paranoia."
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Talkin' Broadway
September 10th, 2022

"I regret having to end with an unfortunate sour note. But as too often happens in short plays, the otherwise polished and credible narrative has been padded by bringing in two additional plot threads that barely pass as 'tangential'."
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New York Stage Review
September 10th, 2022

"Death as the consequence of memory failure: Scary, no? In Fechter’s discourse on that subject of infinite facets — memory — he wants audiences to think loss is a nagging common concern. And he’s got something there. Where’s the person even at 40 who doesn’t have a temporary qualm when a name isn’t remembered for a few troubling seconds? There’s even a blaming phrase: senior moment."
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