The Neurology of the Soul
The Neurology of the Soul

The Neurology of the Soul NYC Reviews and Tickets

(48 Ratings)
Members say
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever, Great acting, Disappointing

About the Show

Untitled Theater Company No. 61 presents this new play examining the nexus between neuroscience, marketing, art, and love.

Read more Show less

Show-Score Member Reviews (48)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
290 Reviews | 92 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if If you a great story of mind vs. heart vs marketing told by a super cast.

Don't see it if You like more traditional theater.

444 Reviews | 79 Followers
Great acting, Interesting set and projections, Thought-provoking, Intelligent writing

See it if Neuroscientist scans wife’s brain to measure emotions (love). Results are used by his boss for product marketing and by his wife to make art

Don't see it if You don’t like intellectually challenging plays that examine what it means to be human, to love, appreciate art, make & sell things of value Read more

506 Reviews | 1010 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if Thought provoking re: What if. Post performance talks by experts in the field.Nice use of videos.hope for a follow up when more info is ..

Don't see it if When actors behind the screen the voices need clarity.Post play interviewee when answer co host tended to talk to him and not the audience

77 Reviews | 7 Followers
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You like plays with twisted plots and good acting.

Don't see it if You like plays with simple story lines that are easy to follow.

67 Reviews | 10 Followers
Great acting, Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining, Worth your time

See it if You like well paced, well acted theater and clever staging.

Don't see it if you like musicals and other flashy theater.

754 Reviews | 128 Followers
Intelligent, Relevant, Clever, Well presented, Interesting staging

See it if for the insightful blend of science & art that underpins the plot. The theater has artwork & post show interviews to support the theme.

Don't see it if you have triggering issues with brain explorations and MRIs.

58 Reviews | 11 Followers
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in modern times, the bad side of marketing, marital ups and downs, the seedy side of art marketing and a good script.

Don't see it if You think it will be more about science than human vulnerabilities.

394 Reviews | 34 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Clever

See it if you're interested in new technology and the business of promoting and selling works of art .

Don't see it if you want to hear all the lines spoken by the female lead. She spoke too low, too fast and often behind a curtain.

Critic Reviews (11)

The New York Times
February 24th, 2019

"The production’s video design and sound are excellent, particularly when Amy’s exhibition takes over the set. But in a play that juxtaposes art and science, love and money, private thoughts and public data, it feels like technology might have gotten a disproportionate share of directorial attention. With the exception of Mr. Trumbull’s admirably nuanced Stephen, the performances don’t spring compellingly to life."
Read more

February 16th, 2019

"A fascinating, engaging, and ingenious evening of theatre...His text is rich with intellectual insights, spiritual musings, fast-paced dialogue, which could easily overwhelm an audience in concept. Yet, Einhorn has once again mastered an exhilarating balance of infusing a story with awe-inspiring ideas, characters we grow to deeply care about, and plenty of humor...Each scene seamlessly transitions blends into the next, taking us further into the complicated nature of love and relationships."
Read more

Lighting & Sound America
February 21st, 2019

"If you ever wanted to be loved only for your mind, this is the setup for you...Handled differently, it might have made for a sexy and stimulating evening...Amy and Stephen make a dullish pair...Einhorn's direction does little to put some starch into these slow-moving proceedings...The bones of the piece are good, but the execution is lackadaisical and lacking in emotional detail. As theatrical experiments go, the data is inconclusive."
Read more

Front Row Center
February 12th, 2019

“While introducing many intellectually interesting ideas...The lack of just about everything made it follow the emotional journey of the characters...The acting was universally ungrounded...As an intellectual exploration, ‘Neurology of the Soul’ gives the audience a lot to think about and presents really interesting ideas, however, it falls short in incorporating those ideas into an intellectual narrative...The play falls short of reaching your soul.”
Read more

New York Theater
February 17th, 2019

"In this smart and stimulating new play written and directed by Edward Einhorn, Stephen makes an unwelcome discovery, while the show delivers some fascinating and perhaps unwelcome information to the audience...If Einhorn has given his play a title that might prove a tad off-putting to anybody but neurologists who read Scientific American, the playwright has fashioned an accessible plot that is more or less a love triangle."
Read more

February 18th, 2019

“A must-see...With an intriguing backdrop linking neuroscience, art, marketing/branding and human relationships, Einhorn raises questions about ethics and justice in his beautifully constructed, dynamic and mind-blowing work...His exploration is at once humorous and frightening...Above all, his play alerts us to be on guard...’The Neurology of the Soul’ startles, thrills and absolutely shimmers with light.”
Read more
February 16th, 2019

"A fascinating creative deep dive into neuroscience and its application in 21st century marketing...This production makes you curious...It’s compulsive viewing...The play sits on a bedrock of a mountain of research. It is evident in the text, the premise, and the findings...All four performers give flawless performances...Einhorn’s powerful directorial vision is evident in every moment...A thought-provoking work...It’s thematically exhilarating and prompts hours of discussion post viewing."
Read more

March 2nd, 2019

"Einhorn’s dissertational script demonstrates copious research on the matter of cognitive neuroscience...That said, the play may hold up to scientific scrutiny, but from a theatrical standpoint, 'Neurology' feels like Einhorn coloring in a thesis with a narrative, and the drama he tries to infuse to it makes for an uneven blend at best, and in some moments even undermines the science...All four of 'Neurology’s' talented cast struggle to accordingly flesh out soulless roles."
Read more