Unraveled
Closed 1h 30m
Unraveled
79

Unraveled NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(83 Ratings)
Positive
88%
Mixed
11%
Negative
1%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

About the Show

Joy Gallagher, a professor of philosophy and physics, comes to terms with the certain death of her mother. A play about time, space, memory…and the tangle of life.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (83)

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241 Reviews | 47 Followers
100
Clever, Resonant, Profound, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you like dramas about family relationships and stories of growth and development

Don't see it if topics such as death, and cancer upset you.

332 Reviews | 41 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Moving, Relevant

See it if You want to see a play about a mother daughter relationship over time and how it affects the relationship once the mother gets sick.

Don't see it if You are interested in a light and fluffy performance. You don't like drama. You don't want to see a play that will pull at your Heartstrings Read more

314 Reviews | 52 Followers
94
Great writing, Riveting, Must see, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a well written play performed by a great cast. If you ever had someone you love having dementia this play is for you

Don't see it if you only like plays in typical chronological order or plays that deal with the difficult topic of dementia

87 Reviews | 20 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like creative staging and writing of a family drama in a small intimate theater

Don't see it if you like linear plots or large scale productions; or do not want to experience how a daughter deals with the illness and death of her mother

90 Reviews | 12 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy dramas dealing w/mother-daughter relationships & end-of-life issues that evoke tears & often laughter! It can cleanse your soul!

Don't see it if you only like fluffy plays that don't deal with real life or don't want to feel real emotions of sadness & loss!! Read more

228 Reviews | 42 Followers
88
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you like finely-etched characters in believable situations; you have an interest in mother-daughter relationships; you enjoy feeling.

Don't see it if you need a great deal of onstage activity; family interaction bores you

60 Reviews | 4 Followers
85
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You like a poignant story of dealing with a parent's declining mental faculties. Good acting and so tragic and sad but we all go through it

Don't see it if Don't want to deal with sad stories.

444 Reviews | 79 Followers
84
Absorbing, Relevant, Instructional, Great acting

See it if Watch, learn and plan for the day when memory loss happens to someone close. Good theatre can be educational for both parent and child.

Don't see it if You aren’t prepared to deal with an inevitable issue and realistically portrayed situations that may happen.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theater Pizzazz
September 9th, 2018

“’Unraveled’ left me snarled and it shouldn’t have. Despite my ignorance of physics, I am unfortunately familiar with ‘Unraveled’s’ subject and theme: the effect on family of late-in-life loss of selfhood...I was indifferent to most of the characters — Joy, George the Younger, and Joy’s swain Michael— but I found Ladonna Burns the hospice caregiver and Susanna Hay as Old George very moving in roles that were well written.”
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Theatre's Leiter Side
September 17th, 2018

"Generally uninvolving….Adds little to the growing genre…Well-worn tale of a grown child coming to grips with a parent's decline makes a frail attempt at offering something new by having the child…serve up some didactic mumbo jumbo...Focus on the fluidity of time inspires the structural approach of simultaneously depicting Joy and her mother…across two time zones…Performances go from the high quality of Burns and Hay...to less inspired work."
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