'Til Death
Closed 1h 30m
'Til Death
71

'Til Death NYC Reviews and Tickets

71%
(193 Ratings)
Positive
70%
Mixed
20%
Negative
10%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Ambitious

About the Show

Mary's choices rock her family, sparking healing and understanding.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (178)

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53 Reviews | 1 Follower
93
Intense, Profound, Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if The reality of the story.

Don't see it if If you don't like dealing with end of life issues.

304 Reviews | 37 Followers
90
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Powerful, meaningful, smart writing, exquisitely acted. Excellent theater.

Don't see it if Really difficult to watch. Totally downbeat but will stay with you.

77 Reviews | 8 Followers
89
Intense, Profound, Moving, Touching, Sad

See it if you like small quality productions; you are not afraid to shed some tear; you like stories that touch your core

Don't see it if you don't like to deal with end of life issues or with the good and particularly the bad of family dynamics. This will be too close to home.

137 Reviews | 20 Followers
89
Relevant, Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a week acted play that generates many different emotions with very common but tough life topics.

Don't see it if You are expecting a happy ending.

712 Reviews | 401 Followers
88
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if Moving drama as a family faces death of a love one as family secrets come out.

Don't see it if If you prefer a cheerful play then skip this one.

269 Reviews | 81 Followers
88
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You want to be moved by a touching family story. Intense and powerful; it touches family life in many of its aspects.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see and listen to end of life issues. It is sad and touching. It may be too much for some.

252 Reviews | 87 Followers
85
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Gripping family drama that is very well acted

Don't see it if Relentlessly bleak. Read more

65 Reviews | 5 Followers
83
Entertaining, Depressing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Subject of stage 4 cancer illness, death and dying wishes in the midst of squabbling family.

Don't see it if You want a light cheerful theater experience.

Critic Reviews (7)

Theatermania
November 30th, 2023

"Chad Austin’s direction has all the dramatic verve of a funeral dirge and is significantly undermined by strange design choices."
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Lighting & Sound America
November 30th, 2023

" 'Til Death offers a promising dramatic situation and a couple of stars but fritters away its many opportunities...It's all agony all the time, with Coplan swapping out crises like a three-card-monte dealer with a similar lack of payoff.”
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TheaterScene.net
December 1st, 2023

"The secrets revealed seem more contrived and clichéd and take away from the moving story of Mary’s battle with cancer. Nick behaves badly. Lucy has a drug habit and Jason questions his legitimacy in the family—all turn ‘Til Death into a soap opera, a beautifully acted soap opera, yes, but still a soap. Kaye and Cuccioli provide the emotional heft, particularly in a tender scene when, for a few minutes, the rest of the family isn’t around. Both are expert actors and find all the rich opportunities to give life to Coplan’s words."
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Theater Pizzazz
December 2nd, 2023

"The 75-minute play is short on length but long on being tiresome in its exploration of one family’s dealings with a matriarch who is dying of cancer."
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Front Row Center
December 1st, 2023

"I wish the play lived up to its goal of capturing the essence of grief – the will to live and the powerlessness of the living over the inevitable hand of fate. Alas, '‘Til Death' fails to deliver. For all the talk of death, it is the writing that remains lifeless."
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Off Off Online
December 2nd, 2023

“With such choppy pacing, slipshod writing and distracting scenic design, ’Til Death can’t even coast on the Broadway talent leading the cast, as Kaye and Cuccioli have not been given vibrant, credible personalities to work with.”
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Pages on Stages
December 5th, 2023

Til Death is, in a sense, a study of the vast spectrum of how people cope with the imminent death of a loved one and the knowledge that they will have to keep living. Despite being forewarned, these characters are unprepared. Coplan tackled the complex dynamics of going through one's own process surrounded by others, without being at the same point in that emotional journey at the same time. They cope individually because they do not know how to cope together, which is incredibly true to life.
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