Would You Still Love Me If...
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Would You Still Love Me If...
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Would You Still Love Me If... NYC Reviews and Tickets

59%
(6 Reviews)
Positive
50%
Mixed
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50%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Profound, Relevant, Absorbing

About the Show

Kathleen Turner stars in 22Q's' drama about what happens to a lesbian couple when one of the women reveals that she is grappling with her gender identity.

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Member Reviews (6)

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876 Reviews | 906 Followers
45
Disappointing, Banal, Cliched, Poor writing, Poor acting

See it if fans of Kathleen Turner

Don't see it if cheap staging could be overlooked if the acting were passable. Kathleen and Rebecca are good but the rest is painful. Nonsensical writing

851 Reviews | 1007 Followers
40
Cliched, Bad writing, Bad staging, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You like Kathleen Turner, she delivers a nice performance.

Don't see it if You like quality theater or writing. This is a low budget production and two actors are unfortunately miscast and deliver poor performances

470 Reviews | 112 Followers
85
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound, Refreshing

See it if You're a huge fan of Kathleen Turner, you like plays that make you think, you want to learn a heartbreaking story about gender identity

Don't see it if You don't want to see shows about gender identity with great acting

Al
127 Reviews | 887 Followers
40
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Poorly written

See it if you are interested in the emotional upheaval experienced by someone contemplating gender reassignment.

Don't see it if you will be distracted by a very badly structured play.

8 Reviews | 3 Followers
74
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy

See it if small theater, close up acting

Don't see it if not the best sets

9 Reviews | 1 Follower
During previews
87
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Original

See it if you are open minded and if you want an emotional meaningful play.

Don't see it if you are close minded and don't want a glimpse into a particular struggle of a couple during one member's decision to transition to male.

Critic Reviews (14)

The New York Times
October 12th, 2015

"This diligently educational play has the feel of a bad television movie, its ginned-up plot rife with implausibilities...That Ms. Turner keeps the production from teetering into camp is an achievement in itself, but that danger may be what makes the show so nervous about humor. It never finds its tone."
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Theatermania
October 11th, 2015

"Anastasi has set the stakes ridiculously low, leaving it up to actor/director Turner to endow the play with any sort of compelling drama. That she does, almost too well, ramping up the tone to high melodrama. Chockful of desperately played objectives and forced emotion, 'Would You Still Love Me If...' seems destined to become the camp sleeper hit of the season."
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BroadwayWorld
October 12th, 2015

"It's a subject loaded with controversy, passions and deep emotions and hopefully a New York stage will soon host a competent play about the subject. In the meantime, Anastasi's piece occupies New World Stages in what looks like an extremely low-budgeted production. The acting is good...But the play itself suffers from dialogue that sounds more like a lecture than actual people speaking and too much of the evening just isn't believable."
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Theatre is Easy
October 13th, 2015

"What could be a powerful play with a meaty plot has its strength and contemporaneity washed away by lecture-like dialogues and a politically correct language...All in all, it’s an ambitious play that consistently misses its opportunities for grand theatrical moments, for awakening empathy, for raising awareness, and for questioning of our contemporary gender and identity politics."
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Stage Buddy
October 22nd, 2015

"Serious as these themes are, there is much humor that comes out of the dialogue, and a genuine and touching sweetness...The actors all deliver their lines strongly and articulately, even if at times the performances are a bit too quick and careful...The coda, also, is slightly contrived, but, overall, 'Would You Still Love Me If…' is an insightful and accessible attempt to present very complicated feelings and ideas fairly, without being politically pointed or preachy."
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Broadway Blog
October 12th, 2015

"Anastasi’s script is schematic and predictable, the dialogue stiff and stagey, and the air rife with clichés and soap opera. When a playwright uses a common expression like 'pièce de résistance,' and has a writer character ask for an explanation because she doesn’t speak French, you know he’s in over his head. Still, some of the talk about sexuality and medical procedures is interesting, and the brisk pace and slick, if not particularly convincing, performances help keep the piece afloat."
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DC Theatre Scene
October 10th, 2015

"The decision by Turner, a Tony- and Oscar- nominated actress, to invest her time and talents in this unskilled play is baffling. 'Would You Still Love Me If…' is decently directed, professionally performed and well-intentioned. But Anastasi’s script, while earnest and enlightened, is so flawed as a drama that it would be put to better use as reading material for a transgender friend and family support group...The dialogue is generally so inept that it’s nearly an insult to the audience’s intelligence."
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Times Square Chronicles
October 11th, 2015

"What will make this show not as significant as it could be is the dialogue, and the set up which addresses the issues in a rather one-dimensional way. Ms. Turner’s direction tries to bring out the humor and when she is on stage we do laugh along with her.The cast each does their best with the roles they have been given and even though they are not fully fleshed out; at least the actors bring about a second layering."
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