Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

The Stone Witch

From 180 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Slow, Absorbing

About the show

This imaginative Off-Broadway premiere about a children's book author explores the power and the cost of creativity. Starring Dan Lauria ('The Wonder Years.') More…

Extraordinary art must be tamed. Simon Grindberg is the world’s most illustrious children’s book writer and illustrator —but his next masterpiece is a decade overdue. Peter Chandler is a starving artist with unparalleled potential—but he doesn’t yet know his own value. The two men are thrown together by Clair Forlorni, an ambitious editor who hopes Peter’s youthful exuberance can unleash Simon’s aging genius for one final story.

1h 30m | Already closed | Westside Theatre Upstairs (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (180)


Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Slow, Absorbing
Avg Score

During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Intense

See it if Great cast. Gorgeous lighting and projections.

Don't see it if You want an evening of light entertainment.

During previews
Thought-provoking, Enchanting, Great staging, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy thought provoking theater and creative story telling. SW explores the journey of the artist at the begin-g and end of their career

Don't see it if you are interested in an evening of fluff

During previews
Great cast and set. engaging and entertaining.

See it if Fabulous cast and great performances. Dan Lauria created a solid character that was easy to empathize with. Great projection art.Enjoyable!

Don't see it if you want to see a musical.

During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Love captivating theatre

Don't see it if See it no matter what.

During previews
Delightful, Absorbing, Funny, Exquisite, Resonant

See it if I was thrilled and teary eyed at the shows conclusion. From the set to the acting this show is a diamond! A perfectectly packaged show.

Don't see it if There is nothing to critisize here, from the set, lighting, staging, acting and story all wrapped up as a diamond to the heart.

March 25th, 2018
"Buried under long passages of nonsense in 'The Stone Witch' is a moving tribute to confronting one's heroes...The problem is Bitterman's focus on mental illness. When depicting insanity onstage, anything can happen and frequently does—but the mere absence of reason is rarely interesting. Zuckerm...
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March 27th, 2018
"A story of a promising young children's author who is sent to the woods to coax a new book out of his long-silent idol...Our veteran author lives in a world that straddles reality and fantasy...This binary world is both 'The Stone Witch's' greatest asset and its greatest obstacle. It heightens a...
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March 31st, 2018
"Lauria, playing an artistic genius suffering an extended dry spell, spends the better part of ninety minutes bombastically strutting across the stage, grandly gesticulating, and unpredictably modulating his growling voice into sudden shouts of passion and rage that will surely remind many of the...
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March 26th, 2018
"'The Stone Witch' exists almost entirely as a vehicle for the actor playing Simon...If his state of mind isn't really believable, you can't say that Lauria doesn't put on a show. Rupak Ginn does as much as anyone could with Peter, one of the most thinly conceived roles I've seen in some time...A...
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