New York | 1h 25m | Already closed

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

From 2 critic and 5 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Clever, Enchanting

About the show

Atlantic For Kids presents this modern-day fairytale play with music for the whole family about three young sisters who are left in a forest by their woodcutter father and forced to find their own way in the world. More…

From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made — one sister walks one way to find purpose, one the other to find adventure, and the third stays right where she is to create a home. Years later, having circumnavigated the globe and fought vikings, crossed oceans, tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three sisters meet again, as women. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Front Row Center

"The cast of young actors are, simply put, divine. Acting, singing, dancing, building and breaking down the set and making the magic of it appear effortless. This ensemble is flawless. The co-direction of Beatty and Costello is a rocket ship to the stars. Propelling us into other worlds with their staging and ingenious crafting of set and props. They have fashioned, with the writing of Kruckemeyer, a joyous time at the theatre...Kruckemeyer has created a new kind of magical mythical fairy ta... Full Review

Mommy Poppins

"Like all worthwhile adventures, 'This Girl'...starts down a familiar path, hits a fork in the road, and then goes off in unanticipated and delightful directions...This is no-tech storytelling theater at its most inventive, with eight multitasking cast members portraying numerous characters, sharing narration duties, and even playing music...It's certainly refreshing to see a show with...three female leads who are all so different, and a narrative that easily passes the Bechdel test." Full Review

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy high quality beautifully crafted tales.

Don't see it if You don’t love touching meaningful stories.

Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you have kids! Atlantic for Kids has done it again! Another charming play for kids that adults can enjoy. A good story, well told!

Don't see it if you can't get up on a Sunday morning for a 10:30 a.m. curtain!

Clever, Entertaining, Good for children, Imaginative, Quirky

See it if imaginative reuse of common objects as animal puppets. enthusiastic feminism talented young performers audience's joyful reception

Don't see it if lack of plot logic audience that contains weepy babies & rude parents who do not remove them rude young people with cell phones

A theater full of kids and only 1 under 2 had to leave., Great staging, Ambitious, Bloodthirsty

See it if you like constant movement. an interesting smash up of themes. I loved the set and use of props creatively changing with the story.

Don't see it if If you don't like to see energetic actors working really hard. you object to war themes and virtual blood letting in a children's play.

Also I will admit, I found this tortuous and often tasteless. But in watchi... Read more Read less

Good for children's theater but not up to atlantic theater's reputation

See it if You are bringing kids & are ok with talk of war & fighting - later hammering swords into whisks

Don't see it if Atlantic Children's theater is usually worth adult attendance & usually they are strong musicals, not this time but energetic storytelling