The Unbelieving
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The Unbelieving
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The Unbelieving NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(39 Ratings)
Positive
95%
Mixed
5%
Negative
0%
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Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious

A docu-theater piece about preachers who question their own faiths.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (39)

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253 Reviews | 45 Followers
90
A conversation starter, Timely and necessary, Insightfully probing, Brave

See it if You are curious to understand how religious leaders deal with the increasingly insidious conflict between science & faith. It’s complicated.

Don't see it if You find plays that deal with religious leaders confronting their loss of faith uncomfortable + scary, & science as dangerous + disruptive. Read more

83 Reviews | 14 Followers
90
Intelligent, Edgy, Great acting

See it if you are interested in original approaches to theater or theology.

Don't see it if If you're in the mood for a musical comedy. Read more

535 Reviews | 155 Followers
88
Timely, Serious, Fine acting anddirecting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if A group of theologians who are struggling with their loss of faith and what it means is a topic that interests you. I was fascinated !

Don't see it if The idea of tearing faith apart and examining it logically in a documentary style play will disturb you. Be open-minded, see it anyway !

116 Reviews | 18 Followers
88
Profound, Intelligent, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like documentaries and are open to questioning faith and religion.

Don't see it if You are looking for an elaborately staged musical.

VSG
243 Reviews | 67 Followers
86
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in how identity forms us and then traps us. Clergy who once were Believers now facing losing belief and therefore status

Don't see it if u don't like docu-theater (individuals really confessed their non-belief) and faced the destruction of their personal lives and careers. Read more

Jno
56 Reviews | 7 Followers
85
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like factual docudramas about atheism . Short plays with good acting,

Don't see it if You need heavy plot, lots of scenery and costumes

82 Reviews | 14 Followers
85
Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want a thoughtful reflection on what in means to live an authentic life when doing so could cost you everything you've known.

Don't see it if you want more of a traditional plot. Read more

143 Reviews | 35 Followers
85
Profound, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It’s not often a play asked big questions- why u believe or unbelieve in God; what’s going to happen when u do so to ur family or community?

Don't see it if If you just want to be entertained n not questioned why or what your beliefs or unbeliefs are?!

Critic Reviews (5)

The New York Times
November 1st, 2022

"This smart and slender play listens to its characters without judgment. Not trying to hit its audience over the head with lessons, it is conducive to empathy."
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Theatermania
November 3rd, 2022

"It's fascinating stuff, but at 65 minutes, we feel like we've watched only the first episode."
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BroadwayWorld
October 28th, 2022

"People of all backgrounds will have interesting takeaways from after they experience 'The Unbelieving.' It is a show that will invite thoughtful conversations."
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Talkin' Broadway
October 27th, 2022

"The cast is uniformly strong, but even as a documentary play, 'The Unbelieving' could use more of a dramatic structure than what we see here."
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New York Stage Review
October 27th, 2022

"The whole cast is superb... Each makes us feel for the closeted equivocators – no easy feat in front of a sophisticated New York audience likely to have leaped the fence some time ago."
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