The Nosebleed
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The Nosebleed
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The Nosebleed NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(53 Reviews)
Positive
76%
Mixed
15%
Negative
9%
Members say
Clever, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Quirky, Absorbing

Aya Ogawa’s autobiographical show about their turbulent relationship with their father.

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Member Reviews (53)

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1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
32
Insipid, Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing, Banal

See it if Not a real good show. Bad writing and acting.

Don't see it if If you want a seriously written play.

716 Reviews | 157 Followers
82
Indulgent, Great writing, Enchanting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you like unusual clever staging, see five actors play 1 character, seeing a playwright in her own work, like plays about father s & daughers

Don't see it if could be confusing with actors playing the same character, like linear plots, don't like slight audience participation, have father regrets

715 Reviews | 108 Followers
58
Disappointing, Quirky, Confusing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like a very unusual show about a person's feelings about father.From beginning to end strange things happen starting with a nosebleed.

Don't see it if you like a straightforward show where something happens Some parts were clever but many others disappointing. Read more

543 Reviews | 133 Followers
74
Autobiographical, Quirky, Great acting, Odd, Edgy

See it if Retrospect of relationship w/father and what could/should have been done to change or avoid the issues; interesting presentation.

Don't see it if Didn't speak to me. The more we were asked to ruminate on the issues with dad, the less I could relate. Read more

544 Reviews | 58 Followers
34
Couldn’t make any sense of it.

See it if You have to.

Don't see it if You want coherent theatre. Read more

479 Reviews | 262 Followers
92
Resonant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Original, Quirky

See it if you want to experience a unique take on failure. Beautifully staged. Terrific ensemble.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with audience participation.

474 Reviews | 68 Followers
85
Parent-child relationships

See it if In attempts to heal from a strained relationship with a deceased father, exploring what could've been asked/answered.

Don't see it if Strained relationship with emotionally distant parent, death of a parent, blood, slightly experimental theater, audience participation. Read more

469 Reviews | 54 Followers
83
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging

See it if enjoy a non-traditional way of a story of a father and child. inventive staging and well acted. heartwarming.

Don't see it if don't like "experimental" theater. multiple people playing the same role could bother some.

Critic Reviews (7)

The New York Times
August 4th, 2022

"There’s a blank canvas quality to Ogawa’s crisp, evocative production that similarly feels like a visual invitation for personal association."
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New Yorker
August 22nd, 2022

"See it, especially if you’ve got some daddy trouble to work through."
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New York Theatre Guide
August 1st, 2022

"The production is spare and simple — a bare stage and a few sticks of furniture, street clothes, and efficient lighting — while the narrative is all over the map."
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Theatermania
August 1st, 2022

"With its reliance on audience-participation and metatheatrical devices, it's as if Ogawa was so worried about coming off as too insular, she felt a need to find ways to force her audience to confront the same questions she's been working through."
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Talkin' Broadway
August 1st, 2022

"I cannot recall another show where, as the audience is leaving, I heard terms like 'touching,' 'tender,' and 'moving' being spoken aloud by so many. A heartfelt winner to be sure."
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Front Row Center
August 2nd, 2022

"The 'Nosebleed' is simple; it’s charming and poignant. It pulls you in with its simplicity and lets you into a vast cavern of pain, love, and healing."
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New York Theater
August 1st, 2022

much the same offbeat, intimate autobiographical play I saw ten months ago at the Japan Society, but I noticed one difference, which changed the way I reacted to it….Ogawa, director of both productions, has ratcheted up the intensity. ..The shift in tone to something more strident, less gentle doesn’t make the final scene of ritual reconciliation any less theatrical or impressive. It just feels a little less healing.
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