the way she spoke

the way she spoke NYC Reviews and Tickets

(37 Reviews)
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Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Slow, Disappointing

About the Show

Based on a series of intimate interviews, this new one-woman play demonstrates the power of speaking truth, even as it considers the implications of doing so.

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Member Reviews (37)

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716 Reviews | 157 Followers
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Dizzying, Convoluted

See it if Interested in true crime tale of murders of Mexican women on the border, to see single actress manage play's odd structure, fan of actress

Don't see it if turned off by subject matter, confused by a man's story played out by a woman, don't like occasional Spanish phrases in dialogue

677 Reviews | 190 Followers
Sincere, Slow, Relevant, Poignant

See it if ur a fan of Kate del Castillo; u want to hear a harrowing, eye-opening probe into the mistreatment of women in the border town of Jaurez.

Don't see it if u expect any inventive stagecraft, gripping theatricality or explosive histrionics; u expect a lighthearted monologue from a telenovela star Read more

670 Reviews | 156 Followers
Poorly performed, Poorly written, Nondramatic

See it if you're interested enough in the epidemic of violence against women in Juarez that a simple data dump on the topic is worth your time & money

Don't see it if you like your 1-person shows to be stage-worthy. Read more

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
Gruesome, Great acting, Relevant, Intense, Edgy

See it if Documenting monologue of the fallen women of Juarez and their graphic demise at the hands of those perpetrating violence.

Don't see it if Misstep in actor reading headlines/script which isolates the topic from the reality she's trying to create. The result lands like a podcast. Read more

426 Reviews | 99 Followers
Relevant, Beautifully performed, Painful, Graphic, Compelling

See it if You want to know more about the 'desaparecidos" of Juarez. You want to see a one woman show filled with colors that really works.

Don't see it if This production is, by definition, a violent depiction of the random murder of women south of the border. THe images are stark and vivid.

306 Reviews | 46 Followers
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy fine acting by one woman speaking Spanish & English telling of the tragic unpunished killing of women in Juarez

Don't see it if you prefer ensemble acting.

228 Reviews | 80 Followers
Spoke is woke

See it if Love solo shows and their downtown energy, in a downtown venue.

Don't see it if You are hard of hearing, uncomfortable with Spanish or Mexicans. You hate solo shows. Read more

184 Reviews | 35 Followers
Topical, Intelligent, Short-yet-long, Intense, Edgy

See it if you're already a fan of solo shows and like to see them in their many forms.

Don't see it if you get antsy easily. Despite the running time, this one really requires your attention.

Critic Reviews (11)

The New York Times
July 18th, 2019

"‘the way she spoke’ Is a Trip to Ciudad Juárez. Isaac Gomez’s one-woman play follows the trail of violence in a city on the Mexican border."
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Time Out New York
July 18th, 2019

★★★★ "Kate Del Castillo stars in Isaac Gomez's terrific solo show about horrors in Ciudad Juárez."
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July 19th, 2019

"The 'docu-mythologia' about the disappeared women of Juarez, Mexico, is both sobering and distancing."
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July 18th, 2019

"'The Way She Spoke' Spotlights the Epidemic of Female Homicides in Ciudad Juárez. Kate del Castillo stars in the latest solo show from Audible."
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July 19th, 2019

"Isaac Gomez's 'THE WAY SHE SPOKE' Explores a City's History of Violence Against Women"
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Lighting & Sound America
July 29th, 2019

"Isaac Gomez's new work is an honest and honorable attempt at tackling an appalling, long-running injustice; that it is a losing battle says much about the difficulty of the material, which may be immune to dramatic treatment, at least in the format employed here."
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New York Stage Review
July 18th, 2019

★★★ "Kate del Castillo delivers an actor's tour de force as more than a dozen characters in this contemporary border drama."
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July 26th, 2019

"Though it's based on interviews with the relatives of a number of young Mexican women--and girls, really--who had gruesome deaths in Ciudad Juarez, "the way she spoke" is surprisingly unconvincing. It's not so much the writing as the performance that prevents us from following or believing what we're told."
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