Your Own Personal Exegesis
Your Own Personal Exegesis
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Your Own Personal Exegesis NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(48 Reviews)
Positive
71%
Mixed
25%
Negative
4%
Members say
Confusing, Ambitious, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining

The halls of a liberal parish are faced with countless crises in a witty and bold new play.

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Member Reviews (48)

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543 Reviews | 133 Followers
79
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in a sometimes modern sometimes sinful approach to teaching the bible. Some gorgeous vocals are more than worth your time.

Don't see it if You take religion seriously & piously. There's a bit of biblical adultery going on here that might be offensive, also some funny scenes.

479 Reviews | 262 Followers
50
Indulgent, Great acting, Confusing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a 90-minute play that makes you feel like you've been sitting in a theatre for an eternity. Calling a dramaturge!

Don't see it if you want to see a play in dire need of rewrites and workshops. Read more

461 Reviews | 235 Followers
84
Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Interesting & quirky play involving faith, adolescents & behavior with some beautiful melodic harmonies.

Don't see it if Some may be offended by the religious interpretations.

417 Reviews | 255 Followers
79
Confusing, Irreverent, Well staged, Great acting, Quirky

See it if A church group of hormonal late teenagers & their young female pastor grapple with religion, angst, desire. Often funny. Excellent cast.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate questioning Christian beliefs; sometimes confusing symbolism.

467 Reviews | 121 Followers
82
Church youth group gets randy

See it if Youth group pastor and teens try to focus on faith, but sex gets in the way. Play is a romp structured as parts of a year's church services

Don't see it if Talented actors. Cole Doman starred in the wonderful film "Henry Gamble's Birthday Party" with similar theme of imposing religion on teens

413 Reviews | 59 Followers
75
Weird, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Confusing

See it if you want an odd little play that throws daggers at Christianity, and church hypocrisy. Cute dance number was a surprise treat.

Don't see it if you are offended by attacks on religion or you prefer that a play makes sense and does not leave you wondering what the heck you just saw.

407 Reviews | 56 Followers
60
Stereotyped characters, Poor messaging, Confusing, Ambitious, Good acting

See it if you like analysis of religion, how it's taught, the effect it has on youth, good acting and written in a semi-serious manner.

Don't see it if you dislike stereotyped characters, poor messaging, weak plots and difficult to discern themes.

302 Reviews | 150 Followers
78
Ambitious, Quirky, Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if The well-acted play follows a youth group&its yng pastor as they face what humans have confronted since the begin of civ: the collision btw*

Don't see it if The intricate plot doesn't always allow you 2decide the play's religious orientation, nor can you appreciate some tasteless sense of humor. Read more

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
December 6th, 2022

"Play succeeds at using biblical stories and religious traditions to illuminate its characters’ internal thoughts and feelings, but in blurring the line between a translation of dogma and a concrete truth, it leaves us to wonder: the Gospel according to — whom?"
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New York Theatre Guide
December 7th, 2022

"It's terrifyingly clever, especially because centering 'Your Own Personal Exegesis' primarily on older teens also allows the play to still function effectively as a comedy."
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Theatermania
December 5th, 2022

"In the end, it doesn't really matter if 'Your Own Personal Exegesis' is based on real events or not...The seemingly random nature of God's mercy is awesome and terrifying."
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Talkin' Broadway
December 5th, 2022

"Key musical interludes showcase the company's impressive vocals with tight choral harmonies. ...'Exegesis' has an exceptional ensemble."
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Front Row Center
December 6th, 2022

"The play itself is in constant transformation, alternating between parody, parable and passion play."
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The Wrap
December 5th, 2022

“ 'Your Own Personal Exegesis' is at its funniest when its characters are at their most repressed."
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