The Young Man from Atlanta
The Young Man from Atlanta

The Young Man from Atlanta NYC Reviews and Tickets

(248 Ratings)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Dated, Slow

About the Show

Danger waits just underneath the surface in Horton Foote’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of an aging couple still reeling from the death of their only child.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (248)

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60 Reviews | 3 Followers
Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You like great acting and a very absorbing story. I absolutely loved this performance/play.

Don't see it if You don't like sad stories or a play that sets you thinking long after the play is finished,

62 Reviews | 8 Followers
Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You relish a perfect blend of acting, insight, and the agony/ecstasy of being human

Don't see it if You have no patience with human self delusion and denial.

63 Reviews | 10 Followers
Resonant, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if See it if you love family dramas, Texans, and family secrets.

Don't see it if you expect everything to be spelled out for you.

106 Reviews | 60 Followers
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Must see

See it if Perfect cast in a perfect play. I can not fault anything about this show. I went in knowing nothing; I'm angry I'd never seen this before.

Don't see it if No reason to not see it.

257 Reviews | 26 Followers
Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy family dramas; you like Horton Foote's writing with every actor embracing every character to make the play believable

Don't see it if if you're looking for a comedy or a musical

56 Reviews | 10 Followers
Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if Horton Foote is one of your favorite American playwrights. Layered, goes to deep places and underlying suspense.

Don't see it if If you need jazzy entertainment.

145 Reviews | 21 Followers
Excellent acting by the entire cast. if you like horton foote, don’t miss this production., Thought-provoking, Masterful, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you know and like Horton Foote’s work or want to get to know it. This production’s a gem.

Don't see it if old fashioned dramas that unfold slowly and are heavy on characterization rather than action don't appeal or you’re looking for light fare. Read more

475 Reviews | 59 Followers
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Superb writing, Masterful

See it if you enjoy plays about family dynamics, people under stress, in-depth characterizations, class issues, homosexuality & values done expertly.

Don't see it if you want light entertainment that is not sad and are distressed by seeing "real" people suffer as their lives fall apart.

Critic Reviews (14)

The New York Times
November 24th, 2019

CRITIC’S PICK "A Heartbreaker Returns in ‘The Young Man From Atlanta’: The Signature Theater’s compassionate revival of Horton Foote’s 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes a slow route to devastation."
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Time Out New York
November 24th, 2019

3/5 Stars: "Even the most fervent Horton Foote fan might be hard-pressed to explain the appeal, much less the Pulitzer Prize, of 'The Young Man From Atlanta.' The playwright was renowned for his delicate, layered storytelling, but this 1995 drama lays it on thick."
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The Wall Street Journal
November 27th, 2019

"‘An Unwanted Guest to be Thankful For: Signature Theatre’s new revival of Horton Foote’s work makes clear the play’s surpassing excellence."
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November 24th, 2019

"'The Young Man From Atlanta' and the Old Man From Houston: Signature Theatre revives a Horton Foote play that it premiered 24 years ago."
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Lighting & Sound America
December 4th, 2019

"There is no greater Horton Foote authority than Michael Wilson, the director of the current edition, but this time his handling is a little wobbly…The pluses outweigh the minuses, however."
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Talkin' Broadway
November 24th, 2019

"The play may not pack the wallop it did twenty-five years ago, but 'The Young Man from Atlanta' offers a potent view of the United States on the cusp of social and political change."
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New York Stage Review
November 24th, 2019

3/5 Stars "Horton Foote won the Pulitzer Prize for this play, which doesn't stand up especially well in 2019."
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Theater News Online
November 25th, 2019

"WANTING AND WONDERING: The folksiness in Horton Foote’s family drama grows tiresome."
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