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The Rivals
Upper E Side
84

The Rivals NYC Reviews and Tickets

84%
(9 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
11%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Funny

About the Show

New York Classical Theatre presents a free, outdoor staging of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1775 comedy of manners.

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Member Reviews (9)

100
Delightful, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want to see EXCELLENT acting, in an open area of central park

Don't see it if sitting on the grass and running around from place to place isn't for you. Location changes roughly every 20 minutes

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Cliched, Funny

See it if You have liked other New York Classical Theatre productions in the past and don't mind a bit of a cliched storyline on "mistaken" identity.

Don't see it if You have trouble hearing, don't like sitting outside or don't enjoy having park goers wonder what is going on. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

June 26th, 2017

"Two thumbs way up, then, for the scenic designers Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted. With a cast of 10 directed by Stephen Burdman, the show itself is less successful. Slimmed down for speed, the script sacrifices depth and clarity and with them some comedy...The performance over all lacks vitality, with the sputtering, brooding Faulkland the only character who seems flesh and blood...Others have their moments, but the moments don’t cohere."
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June 30th, 2017

“Easy to follow, regardless of the classical language...The leisure of the audience reflects the exaggerated idleness on stage…Bold intrigue, disguise and duplicity are colorfully wed in this positively delicious comedy…The show feels intimate, despite the presentational manner in which it begins...The bucolic setting, the contemporary spirit of the story, and the friendly energetic actors make for a felicitous gathering.”
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