The Patient Gloria
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The Patient Gloria
75

The Patient Gloria NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(27 Reviews)
Positive
81%
Mixed
19%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Indulgent, Ambitious

The US premiere of the show exploring therapy and the patriarchy through the eyes of one patient.

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Member Reviews (27)

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913 Reviews | 928 Followers
75
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Clever

See it if A clever reinterpretation of The Gloria Films. Interesting, absorbing and enjoyable.

Don't see it if Sometimes it gets a bit confusing.

888 Reviews | 1017 Followers
72
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Clever

See it if You enjoy plays about women. I wish I had known at the start this was a true story as it made the whole experience more resonant.

Don't see it if You dislike unconventional storytelling

1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
50
Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if If you want a male hating play that tries to be fun but is confusing at times.

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

1015 Reviews | 420 Followers
72
Disappointing, Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You don’t mind a bit of a jumble as far as point of view is concerned. It takes a while to get there and even then I’m not sure exactly why.

Don't see it if You want a clear plot driven show. This one is a bit scattered and at times I just found myself wondering why.

543 Reviews | 133 Followers
79
Naughty, Clever, Disturbing, Entertaining, Irreverent

See it if U want to be entertained while being disgusted by privileged therapists; Great acting; Often funny. The bass player is great.

Don't see it if The play is fun, intense but also off putting due to the entitlement of the therapists. Misogyny at its peak. Gotta' like penis props

474 Reviews | 68 Followers
80
Revisionist herstory

See it if Reenacting Gloria tapes + personal misogyny memories + punk edge/music = painfully funny revelation of womens place in mental health history

Don't see it if Semi experimental, tragicomedy, sexual harassment, mocking problematic "fathers of psychology/therapy," feminist re-telling of history. Read more

441 Reviews | 72 Followers
81
Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you enjoy theater that breaks down traditional ideas through unconventional ways and in this case pokes fun at the patriarchy.

Don't see it if you prefer shows with a more linear plot which is less confusing.

334 Reviews | 67 Followers
65
Intelligent, Self-indulgent, 'fringe' theater

See it if you're in the mood for yet another show dealing with women's mishandling by systemic male dominance in both society & field of psychotherapy

Don't see it if you're looking for an actual play.This mix of ideas, stories, re-enactments and music rehashes familiar topics but sheds no real new insight

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
November 22nd, 2022

"This swift 75-minute show feels rebellious not only in its choice of subject but also in its very structure, which is a playful, meta pastiche...the production inspires you to question it, examine it, see where the boundary is. That it’s so faint proves how bizarre this story is."
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Front Row Center
November 21st, 2022

"Brilliant, funny and subversive, 'The Patient Gloria' is an edgy satire of misogyny with a dash of punk rock thrown in."
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New York Theater
November 20th, 2022

“The Patient Gloria” offers its own three approaches: 1. A dramatization of the film… 2. A funny, crude, loud fringe show… 3 A thought-provoking, meditation on, and personal memoir of, misogyny. This pairing of the serious and the silly, the pointed and the profane might not work for everybody. But there is a moment near the end..that casually sneaks into view and then hits you like a hammer.
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The Wrap
November 20th, 2022

“ 'The Patient Gloria' might be improved if Moxley played us more of the real tapes."
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