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Ends Jun 01

Women On Fire: Stories from the Frontlines

Members say: Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent, Absorbing

About the show

The Royal Family presents this evening of original monologues performed by a rotating cast of accomplished actresses.

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Created from stories from a group of anonymous women, 'Women On Fire: Stories from the Frontlines'  explores the "State of the United States" from different cultural, socioeconomic, and diverse perspectives. Complementing the all-female cast is a modern dance element choreographed by Lorna Ventura.


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85
Manhattan Digest

"Rarely–if ever– have I seen a cast of women this diverse who represent the entire swath of our country...I was pleasantly surprised by the scope and depth that the piece offers. It is more than just a #metoo play. It is more than just a feminist piece. It is more than just political. What it is is the product of a compassionate, rational human being who finally understands that we’re not serving ourselves as a society if we do not listen to one another." Full Review


96
Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Profound, Resonant

See it if This is a MUST see for WOMEN and the men that want to understand and respect them.

Don't see it if you can’t walk 4 flights of stairs, (no elevator)however if you can make the 4 flights this is a must see I don’t care what you want or like

94
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You like one person monologue plays. Though there are 16 actors they each deliver a monologue that helps build a tapestry when completed.

Don't see it if You’re a misogynist. This is a stunning piece of work but it’s told from women’s point of view, which just seems like truth to me.

92
Thought-provoking, Empowering, Cathartic, Great staging choreography and music, Great, uniformly strong performances

See it if A must see for women & other human beings; powerful performances, scathing relevant & honest from 20 amazing women of wide experience & age.

Don't see it if You’ve no interest in women—their treatment, issues or concerns; or think the state & tone of US & world politics towards them is just fine.

Also In this moment of fire and fury,... Read more Read less

90
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You enjoy multiple perspectives on current issues affecting women and star caliber monologues. You enjoy thought provoking unique theater

Don't see it if You feel uncomfortable hearing real perspectives on women’s issues.

89
Delightful, Must see, Great writing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if Very interesting stories of women in both political parties. Women in the world!

Don't see it if Hear stories not actual acting .

88
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you Like relevant shows on serious topics of the day. Many perspectives given

Don't see it if you prefer light types of shows.

88
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Great writing/acting and does a wonderful job of presenting different views from a female perspective on today's leading critical issues.

Don't see it if Don't enjoy monologues or can't deal with strong opinionated women voicing their views but maybe then you should see it!

88
Edgy, Intense, Must see, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like powerful women telling it like it is "at this moment" in time. The dance staging works with the individual monologues.

Don't see it if you are don't want to think about the mess our country is in on so very many levels. (and lots of stairs)

87
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you are interested in the #metoo/#timesup movements; these stories help clarify the existing problem; and the dancing is relevant. Go see!

Don't see it if climbing those many stairs is too difficult. As said previously, everyone else should see it. As women, we have experienced/heard similar.

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Well-directed, Politically charged

See it if you feel enraged & impotent by the state of affairs in our country today; are concerned re.: the impact on women's lives from all viewpoints

Don't see it if You cannot tolerate angry & vocal women at odds with the system & each other, sounding off; cannot climb 3 flights of rickety stairs

Also This is not a play, but a series of brief 'monologues,' by 15+ women; ... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if If you want to hear diverse voices of women standing up against oppression and sexism through brief confessions.

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional play.

85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if the thoughts of diverse female characters about issues of current relevance and accompanied by creative choreography would appeal to you.

Don't see it if you are not interested in women's issues or in a series of vignettes that present disparate opinions.

84
Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You desire insight into the diaspora of womankind.

Don't see it if You are unable to climb four flights of stairs.

83
Ambitious, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You're interested in theater about women in today's world.

Don't see it if You're not into women's issues.

82
Edgy, Intense, Relevant

See it if you care about women's political and social issues.

Don't see it if you don't like women's issue or politics.

82
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great dancing, Somewhat cliched

See it if You want to see real stories told by a solid cast

Don't see it if You're not interested in women's stories or don't like fog effecrs

80
Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you are a woman or supporter of #metoo and #timesup movements or want to hear more stories of female experience in an exciting visual piece

Don't see it if you are entrenched in 1 view, you want easy entertainment, you want less of a challenge or more fluff. This is thoughtful and provocative.

80
Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Good acting

See it if you like new works, political plays, raw productions, simple sets, good acting.

Don't see it if you dislike political plays;prefer a play w/a plot to a series of vignettes;dislike all female casts; dislike watching scripts being read.

Also There was less diversity of opinion and experience in this play than a... Read more Read less

80
Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You are angry and sick of our current administration, and You want to see talented performers and wonderful dancers.

Don't see it if you don't like thought provoking, angry monologues that confront many issues but mostly our current administration.

79
Absorbing, Uneven, Passionate and fierce, Lovely acting, Kudos to the dancers and choreographer!

See it if Want to hear differing perspectives of contemporary women told in short monologues by a skilled group of actors. And oh! Dancers, too.

Don't see it if Want linear story told traditionally. Lots of emoting, including rage, yet little story arc. Diverse, raw, & may be uncomfortable for some.

Also SPOILER: The format is that all 16 actors are seated on chairs upstage... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant

See it if Women’s stories told through monologues by powerful actresses intercut and enhanced by dance sequences; moving and powerful voices

Don't see it if You need a more dramatic narrative or don’t want to understand women’s rage and frustration in this moment

79
Absorbing, Relevant, Great staging

See it if You enjoy shows that are a series of personal stories told by good actors. You want to see some very good dancers.

Don't see it if You want to see a story with a plot.

78
Clever, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You would like to see a balanced take on current issues facing women today through a variety of monologues intermingled with dance

Don't see it if You are interested in seeing a play with a linear plot

78
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Resonant

See it if You want to hear women’s view on current affairs (President, Me too movement, harrasment in work place) some great actors were the voice

Don't see it if You do not like experemintal theatre, or hear provocative, angry words from actors. This is not traditional, so do not expect such.

78
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Indulgent, Searing

See it if to hear symbolic voices of contrasting 21st C women in a series of heartfelt, provocative, empowering monologs that mostly avoid moralizing.

Don't see it if you are a misogynist. [Or maybe you should, if only to open your eyes & ears to the issues too many women have suppressed for too long.]

Also One should seize any opportunity to see Kathleen Chalfant in performan... Read more Read less


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