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 Ratings)
Members say
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (12)

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572 Reviews | 138 Followers
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

155 Reviews | 46 Followers
Confusing, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you want a new take on medieval European Muslim history. Great story telling.

Don't see it if this is of no interest to you.

318 Reviews | 61 Followers
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

205 Reviews | 108 Followers
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.

119 Reviews | 21 Followers
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.

35 Reviews | 22 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Quirky, Original

See it if You want to see an expertly staged show with a strong ensemble. You like history with a slice of Monty Python

Don't see it if You get confused by names (each actor plays several roles with unique names)

41 Reviews | 9 Followers

See it if you like creative music and dance

Don't see it if you want to understand everything

6 Reviews | 1 Follower
Intelligent, Raunchy, Great singing

See it if You like history

Don't see it if You just want fluff.

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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