Closed 1h 30m
The Property
Midtown W
58

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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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.

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.

Critic Reviews (5)

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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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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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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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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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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