The Saviour
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The Saviour

The Saviour NYC Reviews and Tickets

(109 Ratings)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intense

Máire's comfort is challenged when her son reveals dark truths in a play about trauma & forgiveness.

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179 Reviews | 29 Followers
Must - see, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Marie Mullen delivers an extraordinary performance that ranges from immense joy and sexual fulfilment to the deepest despair and helpless.

Don't see it if If you can’t deal with serious subjects

1145 Reviews | 461 Followers
Profound, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Riveting

See it if You want to see an extraordinary play that is funny and charming while drawing you into its serious, relevant side. Very clever set design.

Don't see it if You don’t like serious shows that make you look at the lies some of us tell ourselves to get by in this world we live in (religion). Read more

332 Reviews | 45 Followers
Quirky, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if Fantastic writing and acting. Starts out very funny and ends up very poignant.

Don't see it if You should definitely see this

292 Reviews | 36 Followers
Profound, Masterful, Epic, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Provocative and stimulating, superb writing, resonating themes, surprising, intensely acted, just wonderful theater.

Don't see it if If not prepared to listen and concentrate and just want some frivolous entertainment.

162 Reviews | 18 Followers
Intense, Must see, Masterful, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if if you see only 1 show this month, this is it. 2 performers but really about the 1 and she was a tour de force. Actor was excellent also.

Don't see it if Profanity & taboo subjects bother you? Prefer comedy or happy musicals? Skip this, it's thought provoking, touching and gritty all at once

92 Reviews | 9 Followers
Riveting, Intense, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Refreshing and delightful to see an older woman grapple with loneliness, sexuality, and a myriad of other difficult topics on stage.

Don't see it if The subject matter gets dark towards the climax and may be upsetting for some.

384 Reviews | 93 Followers
Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Disturbing play featuring terrific acting by the 2 principal actors made for an intense theatrical experience. This is one play I'll never

Don't see it if Forget. Not for everyone dealing with pedophilia and homo sexuality.

182 Reviews | 21 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you value excellent writing and acting. The transformation of light comedy into darkness is masterful.

Don't see it if you are bothered about the abuses of the Catholic clergy and don't want to be exposed to frank discussions of it.

Critic Reviews (12)

The New York Times
July 14th, 2023

"In 'The Saviour,' Marie Mullen shows impressive range, channeling Molly Bloom in a fist-pumping soliloquy about having sex as a sexagenarian one minute, chiding herself for “acting ridiculous” the next."
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The Wall Street Journal
July 13th, 2023

“Ms. Kinahan, whose writing delineates her two characters and their fraught relationship vividly, does not draw the connection too literally, but we become piteously aware that Máire’s lifelong devotion to her spiritual protector has made her vulnerable to a need to find an earthly one.”
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July 13th, 2023

“Director Louise Lowe has supported her two actors with a relatively no-frills production...It’s fully in keeping with a production that remains sensitive to character even as it challenges its audience to question, among other things, their own limits of forgiveness.”
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Lighting & Sound America
July 17th, 2023

"After its captivating opening, the later, more dramatic portion of The Saviour feels saggy and overloaded… Still, the cornered Máire's counterpunching is something to see. A notably poorly integrated personality, she ultimately explodes, sending shards of fury and denial in all directions. In Mullen's hands, she is especially intimidating when venting her rage at being written off as an old lady or, abandoning any pretense of maternal affection, hurling homophobic epithets at Mel. It's a pyrotechnic performance by a formidable talent at the peak of her powers."
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Talkin' Broadway
July 13th, 2023

“ ‘The Saviour’ could do with more nuance of character and detail of setting, and perhaps less of Máire's aimless musings. But if we're going to have aimless musings, there's no one we'd rather have delivering them than Marie Mullen.”
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New York Stage Review
July 14th, 2023

“How Máire reacts in the remaining 70 minutes, how her religious convictions in regard to her beloved Jesus prevail – or don’t– won’t be revealed here. But Mullen’s superior performance as an aging woman holding tenaciously to the possibility of new romance is further enhanced, just as religion is kept from gaining any kind of upper hand.”
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New York Stage Review
July 13th, 2023

“In ‘Saviour,’ Kinahan has crafted another testament to the enduring impact the moral hypocrisy and sheer cruelty practiced in the laundries had on the lives on those who suffered there.”
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Theater Pizzazz
July 22nd, 2023

“Deirdre Kinahan provides in ’The Saviour’ what, essentially, amounts to two plays in one, closely related as they may be. Considering the opportunity it offers Marie Mullen to demonstrate her exceptional gifts, it’s guaranteed to make a trip to West 22nd Street well worth the effort. Cross my heart.”
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