The Troubadour Struck By Lightning (FringeNYC)
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The Troubadour Struck By Lightning (FringeNYC)

The Troubadour Struck By Lightning (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(12 Reviews)
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Clever, Quirky, Ambitious, Confusing, Entertaining

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Love. Music. Men. Muslims. Men who like men who like Muslims who like poems. A rampant fantasia of medieval times.

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Member Reviews (12)

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Confusing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow, Dizzying

See it if are open to a long and involved history of some ancient lands and people. Too much geography and not enough drama.

Don't see it if you want to look at your watch more than the stage.

Intelligent, Original, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You really like writing that makes you think. Also if you want to see a show about 13th century homosexuality.

Don't see it if You don't like the theme, need a straight forward plot, if you're a fan of well directed shows with more then mixed talented cast.

Confusing, Ambitious, Over-stuffed

See it if You want an overly detailed history lesson of gay male love in the 13th century.

Don't see it if You're not fond of details.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
August 21st, 2016

"The actors are fearless, and make great use of verbal and physical comedy in every scene. The dialogue, however, can be quite dense, so I fear that many of the nuances and specific details are lost on the audience. It seems to me that Malin is incredibly passionate about this rich history. However, the result is too much information crammed into a one-hour performance, and I am unclear what overall message he wants the audience to leave with."
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Theater In The Now
August 27th, 2016

"The modern references Malin sprinkled into his text were quite wonderful…The biggest obstacle...was the space...This is a play that was intimate and the vastness of the 14th Street Y was detrimental...The ensemble did their best to combat the woes of the stage by becoming a tight ensemble. Though there were some strong individual performances, 'The Troubadour Struck By Lightning' was truly a team effort. There is incredible richness in Ed Malin's text."
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