The Unbelieving
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The Unbelieving
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The Unbelieving NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(38 Reviews)
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95%
Mixed
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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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Member Reviews (38)

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478 Reviews | 133 Followers
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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 !

456 Reviews | 116 Followers
73
Intelligent, Questionable staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see a docudrama about how those who have pledged themselves to a church deal with their loss of faith

Don't see it if you realize that "loss pf faith" has happened throughout history, in fact it's "biblical". Much more interesting stories available. Read more

391 Reviews | 133 Followers
84
Compassionate, Warm, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if what ppl anonymously admit to with honesty & humility is more compelling than any contrived words a playwright can put in their mouths

Don't see it if uninterested in people deconstructing, then rebuilding, their entire worldview and reintegrating into new social circles Read more

315 Reviews | 126 Followers
80
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you want to enter the minds of clergy who are reordering the structure of their belief systems. Some fine acting. Quite insightful.

Don't see it if you want a fully dramatized lengthy drama. This is short (70 mins.) and we just get snippets of their stories.

302 Reviews | 67 Followers
80
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Quirky, Intelligent

See it if to hear clergy who are or have struggled w/ their loss of faith describe the repercussions to their self-identity & family & relationships.

Don't see it if you are expecting a fully-developed drama. This is like an Audible production; play would have as much impact if you just listened to it. Read more

251 Reviews | 23 Followers
80
Great acting

See it if You're looking for an interesting and well-acted show about faith.

Don't see it if You want a longer show that dives deeper into the subject.

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209 Reviews | 65 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

206 Reviews | 29 Followers
78
Real life, Moving, Entertaining, Great acting, Excellent writing

See it if You enjoy plays that deal with our true beliefs as opposed to the ones we publicly hold. Plays that question us!

Don't see it if You expect a fun filled night of laughs.

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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