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The Troubadour Struck By Lightning (FringeNYC)
East Village
70

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

70%
(12 Reviews)
Positive
67%
Mixed
25%
Negative
8%
Members say
Entertaining, Confusing, Clever, Quirky, Ambitious

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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Moorish mystery plays, Merry band of players, Albigensian didacticism, Dominican absolutism, Musical history lesson

See it if you want an enjoyable community theatre vibe, talented players & a playful, entertaing mode

Don't see it if you're expecting a solemn history lesson on the ways of romantic love of the middle ages

76
Dated, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You like period pieces, a small venue, which is actually set up well (including the bano), Monty Python". "Spamalot", "Something Rotten"

Don't see it if Hate community theatre, period pieces, slight stereotypes, homosexuality

Critic Reviews (2)

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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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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