The Rolling Stone
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The Rolling Stone

The Rolling Stone NYC Reviews and Tickets

(186 Reviews)
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Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense

About the Show

Lincoln Center's U.S. premiere is an intimate yet explosive family drama about two Ugandan brothers at odds - one a gay man in a secret relationship, and the other a church pastor. 

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Member Reviews (186)

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181 Reviews | 103 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you'd enjoy a play that highlights a political issue through a love story and the conflicting loyalties in a family when a member is gay.

Don't see it if you would not enjoy a morally complex and high stakes drama about the impact of Uganda's anti-gay law on one particular family.

289 Reviews | 55 Followers
Relevant, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in the plight of the LGBT+ community, outside the U.S. Fictional characters/story, inspired by actual events. There was

Don't see it if Humor, but, I also fought not to cry. The acting was EXCELLENT, especially the younger brother and sister, but, all 6 in the ensemble were Read more

163 Reviews | 30 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you want to witness a nuanced exploration of the intersection of Christianity and homosexuality. One of the best I've seen on this topic!

Don't see it if you're homophobic, or not open to other cultures.

68 Reviews | 6 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A story based on reality in Uganda. Family conflict, gay issues vs. religious issues. The cat is top notch. Much to talk about after.

Don't see it if If gay issues are not t your thing.

140 Reviews | 32 Followers
Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you're ready for an intense play about intolerance, relationships and family bonds. The acting was fantastic.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with plays which address homosexuality, discrimination and/or intolerance.

224 Reviews | 20 Followers
Intense, Relevant, Profound, Great acting

See it if You are interested in the LGBT community and how far they have come today compared to earlier days

Don't see it if You enjoy musicals, comedies

138 Reviews | 24 Followers
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love serious theatre, great acting, and terrific writing.

Don't see it if Themes of sexuality and homosexuality make you uncomfortable.

249 Reviews | 27 Followers
Thought-provoking, Superb acting all around, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a moving, powerful, well-acted play

Don't see it if you don't like plays involving homosexual relationships

Critic Reviews (17)

The New York Times
July 15th, 2019

"Piety Laced With Poison in the Uganda of 'The Rolling Stone.' In this latter-day variation on Arthur Miller’s 'The Crucible,' the young British dramatist Chris Urch creates a portrait of gay love under siege."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
July 16th, 2019

"The Rolling Stone Goes for Big Feelings Over Rigor"
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New Yorker
July 29th, 2019

"Morals and Monologues in 'The Rolling Stone' and 'Mojada.' New plays by Chris Urch and Luis Alfaro center on a gay man in Uganda and a Mexican immigrant in Queens, each facing dangers."
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The Hollywood Reporter
July 15th, 2019

"The writing doesn't live up to the importance of the subject matter."
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July 15th, 2019

"'The Rolling Stone' Recounts an Antigay Witch Hunt in Uganda. Chris Urch dramatizes a call-out culture with deadly consequences."
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Lighting & Sound America
July 25th, 2019

"The contemporary drama bookshelf is positively groaning with coming-out dramas, but in very few, if any, are the stakes as high as in 'The Rolling Stone'...Remarkably, [it] is Urch's second play; even this early, he looks like one of the season's great finds."
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Talkin' Broadway
July 15th, 2019

"Don't be misled by the title. Playwright Chris Urch's 'The Rolling Stone,' opening tonight at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, is neither about Mick Jagger nor the U. S. popular culture magazine which bears that name..."
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New York Stage Review
July 15th, 2019

"★★★★ 'Gathering Moss and Facing Danger in Uganda.' A vital and harrowing new play by Chris Urch looks at a young Ugandan's struggle to conceal his homosexuality."
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