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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Member Reviews (18)

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677 Reviews | 159 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

529 Reviews | 134 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

567 Reviews | 148 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.

1036 Reviews | 361 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.

448 Reviews | 58 Followers
A bit "uneven", Interesting, Relevant topics, Superb writing, Fine acting

See it if you like 1 act plays, are interested in current issues, enjoy good writing, acting & human interrelationships.

Don't see it if you dislike 1 act plays with serious themes that, at times, do not provide "depth" due to the structure of this abbreviated play format.

437 Reviews | 79 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.

428 Reviews | 142 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

271 Reviews | 66 Followers
Others just sketches, Some too long, Mix comic/drama, Mixed bag, Relevant

See it if You like to support plays in progress.

Don't see it if You want fully developed concepts and polished productions. Read more