37th Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series A
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37th Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series A

37th Marathon of One-Act Plays: Series A NYC Reviews and Tickets

(18 Reviews)
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Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Great writing, Absorbing

About the Show

Ensemble Studio Theatre presents Series A of its 37th annual one-act play marathon, featuring 15 plays presented in three separate lineups. See Series B and Series C.

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963 Reviews | 338 Followers
Entertaining, Relevant, Well staged, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like short plays. Whole is greater than sum of parts: don't like one play, you get another. All well acted, well staged, and timely.

Don't see it if you dislike topics like MeToo, addictn, interracial love, arrested developmt. Ea play has interesting premise; some land better than others.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
Well played, Smartly staged, Psychologically acute, Fun, Timely

See it if you are interested in seeing a program of timely, psychologically acute short plays.

Don't see it if you don't like the short play form. Read more

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Four decades in, EST's Marathon of shorts remains the theatreworld's best bargain box of buried treasures. Fifteen over three nights: A,B&C.

Don't see it if No star wattage this year. Series A, uneven?Sure. A little disappointing?Perhaps. Should you still try series B and C?Absolutely can't miss.

465 Reviews | 256 Followers
Ambitious, Uneven, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you enjoy the one-act play form. The first two plays are terrific, and then the evening starts to go downhill. Good acting and staging.

Don't see it if you enjoy quality one-act plays. Series A starts off well and then slides down the rabbit hole. The actors try to overcome their material.

463 Reviews | 128 Followers
Relevant, Confusing, Unfinished, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You need to be OK with seeing short scenes which in some cases feel unresolved. You really enjoy the concept of one Acts.

Don't see it if You are looking for fully fleshed out characters and themes. This feels like a work in progress for most of the 5 plays.

411 Reviews | 72 Followers
Flexible staging, Interesting, Relevant, Great acting

See it if Series A is five short one-act plays, mostly about individuals and relationships in trouble.

Don't see it if You don’t like one-act plays where not everything is explained and tension is mostly left unresolved.

384 Reviews | 132 Followers
Thought-provoking, Delightful

See it if 3 out of 5 are good, short vignettes. The funnier and more tongue-in-cheek plays excel. A really good time overall.

Don't see it if 2 out of 5 rambled and their more serious parts weren’t so successful. Read more

383 Reviews | 103 Followers
Resonant, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see 5 short one-acts with fine writing and acting that leave you wanting to longer versions

Don't see it if you are triggered by stories of rape, alcoholism, racism, or the abuse of asylum seekers. Read more

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