THE THEATRE MADE IN PARADISE (FringeNYC)
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THE THEATRE MADE IN PARADISE (FringeNYC)
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THE THEATRE MADE IN PARADISE (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(12 Ratings)
Positive
92%
Mixed
8%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Intelligent

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Actors from Elizabethan England emerge on Cape Cod in 1619 to start the first indie theatre. With a copy of The Tempest, gold, their talent and dreams, - and aid from the Wampanoag,- they overcome Puritans, who believe they're witches.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (12)

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86 Reviews | 57 Followers
85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Epic

See it if You like physical, creative action. Actors creating all the environment and action with no props or sets.

Don't see it if You need a straightforward narrative.

10 Reviews | 2 Followers
90
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Original, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy well acted original light comedy.

Don't see it if you want to see something with dramatic depth.

8 Reviews | 4 Followers
50
Confusing, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if You: like political statements; enjoy tone going from wacky to earnest and back in 60 seconds; want to see creative direction.

Don't see it if You: value coherent plot & tone; agree it's unethical to rate your own play to drive up show-score. Plus everything CurtainUp review said.

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You want a fun play that so interestingly weaves together biblical, Shakespearean, and historical elements.

Don't see it if You don't like a good play that still takes the time to laught at itself.

1 Review | 1 Follower
100
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if Filled with cultural confrontations. From Indian chants to Shakesperian Iambic pentameter. Hear the views of nature's spirits and the souls.

Don't see it if You support Donald Trump for President.

1 Review | 1 Follower
100
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Original, Quirky

See it if Your interested in watching something a little different, intelligent and humorous

Don't see it if You don't like to support young actors being brave and doing something a little different.

1 Review | 1 Follower
100
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Masterful

See it if The Play is wonderful. The actors are young & highly skilled. Very professional. They delivered the script with great comic skill!

Don't see it if Damn if I know.. It's great!

1 Review | 1 Follower
100
Enchanting, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Intense, Must see

See it if If you are a theater goer,I suggest you get your self down there to see it.Love it!!!!!!

Don't see it if Skraastad did a fantastic job in directing this play

Critic Reviews (3)

CurtainUp
August 15th, 2016

“The problem is that you can't just throw together characters without believable motivations on stage and hope it all works out... Too often during the play the characters act bizarrely...It's as if there are gaps in the script which never got filled, and the result is a strange, oddly paced, and tonally uneven production (made worse by the inability of some of the actors to project). ‘Paradise’ isn't awful, but it's a shame to see something with potential end up as eminently forgettable.”
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Theatre is Easy
August 17th, 2016

“Director Danielle Skraastad moves the play swiftly and organically. She also doesn’t allow any of the natives, Puritans, or slaves to become racist stereotypes, playing everyone with fairness and a standard American dialect...The actors can be hard to hear over the hum of some struggling, inferior air conditioner units...There is some good work happening here, and ‘Paradise’ is an exciting, new script that I hope has a long life ahead.”
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DC Metro Theater Arts
August 13th, 2016

"Skraastad directs a consistently fine young cast of emerging talents, maintaining a balance of humor with a serious message about people from different worlds coming together in friendship and understanding to create rather than to destroy...While there is a lot going on in 'The Theatre Made in Paradise,' it all remains clear in its meaning, appropriate in its context, and effective in its delivery, and it’s all a lot of fun to watch!"
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