Yerma NYC Reviews and Tickets

(200 Ratings)
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Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Intense, Riveting

About the Show

Lorca’s 1934 drama about a provincial Spanish woman’s desperate desire to have a child is radically reimagined into a parable of modern life in this Olivier Award-winning staging starring Billie Piper ('Dr. Who.')

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Show-Score Member Reviews (200)

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104 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if You want to see a one of a kind theatrical experience of masterful acting, directing in a space that is unique

Don't see it if You’re not looking for a tragic outpouring of rage, anger and every other intense emotion

269 Reviews | 26 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you want to witness the best acting ever!

Don't see it if a sensitive topic like infertility will upset you.

89 Reviews | 10 Followers
Absorbing, Devastating, Great acting, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a devastating, disturbing, and brilliantly portrayed story of a woman's self-destruction

Don't see it if You are not mentally prepared to be emotionally exhausted. This play is beautiful but brutal. Also if you are sensitive to strobe lights.

123 Reviews | 57 Followers
Ambitious, Epic, Edgy, Intense, Riveting

See it if You enjoy avant garde staging, modern interpretations of classics, and astonishing performances.

Don't see it if The subject matter is absolutely devastating and heavy. Violence, physical and psychological, is present throughout. Read more

140 Reviews | 21 Followers
Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see theater with real impact. Seriously intense and totally heartrending.

Don't see it if you're looking for something light and fun.

231 Reviews | 36 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if During the 100 minutes of the play, there was not a cough, a sneeze, or a sound from the audience except for a cry or two. See this show!

Don't see it if As others have written about shows they admire, there is no reason not to see this show. Read more

181 Reviews | 25 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Riveting, Masterful

See it if you want a great theatrical experience both classic and contemporary

Don't see it if you only want to attend musicals. Read more

538 Reviews | 80 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if you want to see one of the most thrilling productions in NYC right now.The cast, led by Billie Piper, is outstanding. WOW!!!!!!

Don't see it if four letter words disturb you.

Critic Reviews (35)

The New York Times
March 28th, 2018

"One of the most harrowing - and compelling - productions you are ever likely to see...As appealing and vivid as Ms. Piper has reliably been, nothing she did previously prepares you for this blistering portrait...One of those performances that leave you bruised, breathless and grateful for an experience you wouldn't have missed for the world...What hooks and holds you is the magnetic emotional pull of the performances, and I mean all of them."
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Time Out New York
March 28th, 2018

"Stone's high-gloss infertility thriller...Piper's powerhouse performance, a thing of such hectic emotional commitment that you fear for her actual sanity...To some extent, this gorgeousness aestheticizes the terror...It's sometimes hard to get a purchase on the play behind the magazine-spread perfection...That’s what makes it so astonishing when Piper bashes her way into intimacy with everyone in the theater."
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The Hollywood Reporter
March 28th, 2018

"The genius of Stone's modern-day adaptation is how it reconceives this elemental, almost mythical drama into a shattering psychological study. 'Yerma' will leave you shaken long after you've left the theater...The characters and dialogue unerringly ring true...All of the members of the ensemble do excellent work...Piper's work here is simply staggering. Her character devolves in such heartbreaking, visceral fashion that the evening takes on the feel of Greek tragedy."
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AM New York
March 28th, 2018

"Whether or not the glass box concept is more than an elaborate, self-conscious gimmick is up for debate, and the play is certainly not easy to sit through. But for those ready and willing to take the ride, it offers pure tragedy played out with escalating, thriller-like intensity. Piper's high-pitched performance - a portrait of someone losing her mind - is full of restlessness, vulnerability, delirium and desperation and will not be forgotten anytime soon."
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March 28th, 2018

"A play that surges through the bloodstream like a nonstop adrenaline rush...While Stone's decision to steep Lorca's tale in upper-middle-class privilege might at first seem like yet another needless erasure of the poor, it actually ups the ante in this story...Nothing will leave you more shaken than Piper's penetrating performance...Will have you on the edge of your seat and gasping for air as our protagonist chases her illusive mirage across a scorching desert of ruined dreams."
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Lighting & Sound America
March 29th, 2018

"I'm betting that you won't be able to take your eyes off Billie Piper...You may also wonder what Stone and company are getting at...It's a stunning technical achievement...Without sufficiently operatic performances, one might be distracted, wondering how the magic was made. There's little worry of that here...Ultimately, the experience of watching her inside that box, coming apart spectacularly, comes to feel uncomfortably sadistic."
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New York Stage Review
March 28th, 2018

"Piper is delivering a monumental performance...Stone's modernized adaptation...Serves to make the play far more relevant to modern audiences, for sure, and allows a production filled with vibrantly startling images. The social pressures and character developments which justify Lorca's plot, though, are somewhat lost in the translation...Piper is astonishing...This is a grand performance, no question, and likely to remain unforgettable. Her five stagemates offer able support."
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New York Stage Review
March 28th, 2018

"This astonishing adaptation manages to address concerns in a contemporary context, exploring not only the limits of progress but also the fresh challenges it can pose...The character of Her is given remarkable life by Piper...Minimalist set encloses the characters in glass walls...The design not only reinforces Her's increasing sense of being trapped, but emphasizes our general vulnerability in a digital age that encourages us to live our lives in public, and be judged accordingly."
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