The Property
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The Property
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The Property NYC Reviews and Tickets

58%
(49 Reviews)
Positive
29%
Mixed
49%
Negative
22%
Members say
Disappointing, Slow, Confusing, Great acting, Excruciating

About the Show

New Light Theater Project present this world premiere drama, the story of a woman, two men she has loved and one man she is tempted to love, and the teenage son she stifles with good intentions. 

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Member Reviews (49)

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897 Reviews | 374 Followers
75
Intelligent, Caricatures, Resonant, Dated, Sadly familiar

See it if You want to see a snapshot in time of a family during W’s reign that is without a doubt the family that became the Trump supporter today.

Don't see it if You don’t care about personal character study or development. This play is pretty slow except for watching the slow arc of each character.

878 Reviews | 218 Followers
64
Fluffy, Indulgent, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if It started out well enough. Writer tried to squeeze to much in during 90 minute performance.

Don't see it if Acting was slow and a lot were miscast in this show. Last scene came out of no where with JJ character.

706 Reviews | 200 Followers
79
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you want to look in on the struggles of a family over a two year period and you do not require complete resolution to all they face.

Don't see it if you want an answer to everything. There is a lot of dialogue and the teenager's language may be too intelligent for his age.

668 Reviews | 156 Followers
40
Excruciating, Endless, Inept, Tiresome, Dowdy

See it if you think you will better understand what makes good theater by enduring a prime example of the very bad.

Don't see it if experiencing massive ineptitude in the theater pains you. Read more

434 Reviews | 125 Followers
60
Limited, Parlor tragedy, Lackluster, Non-chekovian, Ennervating

See it if want to support New Light Theatre Project or the actors, or to examine what motivates choosing new work for production today,

Don't see it if NLTP's non-discovery of their doctor by day, playwright by night 21st century Chekov would disappoint you

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
50
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Excruciating

See it if The weather is bad and you need shelter or a/c. No intermission.

Don't see it if You cherish your time, total waste of it.

390 Reviews | 98 Followers
49
Nothing about this was a good idea

See it if You want to get out of the rain for 90 minutes, sit in comfort, look at a nice set, good lighting and sound. Don't mind seatmates snoring.

Don't see it if You want to learn or be entertained. 3 blackouts, three times the audience left. tepid applause for a tepid production. Read more

332 Reviews | 43 Followers
69
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want to see a play with great actors that is absorbing because you are wondering where it is going.

Don't see it if You think all things will be answered by the end of the play. Read more

Critic Reviews (5)

TheaterScene.net
June 25th, 2018

“While the themes of ‘The Property’ are topically relevant, its melodramatic events and wooden dialogue make this new play extremely difficult to believe. The characters are simply mouthpieces for various philosophies without being very convincingly portrayed. Ultimately, Irene gets what she wants but destroys a great many people in the process. George Kelly's eponymous Harriet Craig did this more believably and trenchantly in the 1925 Pulitzer Prize winning play.”
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Theatre is Easy
June 25th, 2018

"It's a fixer-upper, but it has good bones...It is far too easy to zone out during the script's long monologues. There are comedic moments that recapture our attention, but unfortunately when the action switches back to drama, it's difficult to be invested. 'The Property' tries to fit too many themes into a single story. These characters say so much, but don't listen to each other, or maybe they just don't care, and that made me not care much either."
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Stage Buddy
June 21st, 2018

"An innocent light-hearted play with a bubbling cauldron of simmering rage just below the surface. Written by Ben Josephson and efficiently directed by Robert Kalfin, the story is disarmingly simple and allows the fantastic company of actors room to play...A somewhat frothy, uneven evening of theatre, satirical in tone with mature themes that are very compelling, but perhaps, haven’t been fully fleshed out."
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T
June 27th, 2018

"Weary, stale, flat, and unfunny...Robert Kalfin has been unable to bring a minute's worth of believability or truth to the artificial, unappealing characters and dialogue…Apart from a few scenes involving several characters, Josephson finds feeble reasons for people to leave for extended periods so he can provide long-winded, two-character hot-air sessions, totally lacking in dramatic tension. Cardboard people pontificate in pseudo-intellectual, bookish sentences."
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Motherhood Later
July 17th, 2018

“There was potential for this play, but sadly, the writing misses the mark. The basic outline of the characters was there, but they weren’t adequately fleshed-out. It is unfortunate because the actors each turned in admirable performances. In the end, no character is better off than they were at the start. And while that may be realistic, it falls short in a production when the themes aren’t clear. While 'The Property' doesn’t consistently entertain, it doesn’t educate or explain itself either."
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