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

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

(6 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Relevant, Varied

About the Show

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

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536 Reviews | 279 Followers
Riveting, Masterful, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you want to see new one-act plays by up-and-coming writers. You will not be disappointed.

Don't see it if you are looking for an extended one- or two-act play. Read more

189 Reviews | 36 Followers
Absorbing, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy great acting and clever staging in a very engaging play that has an important message.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy absurdist theatre and prefer a more linear plot structure.

781 Reviews | 249 Followers
Thought-provoking, Diverse, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if I thoroughly enjoyed all five plays. They were intense, meaningful, and at times, funny. Each one had a strong message. Well done!

Don't see it if You don’t like a variety of shorter plays. You aren’t up for 2 1/2 hours altogether.

683 Reviews | 162 Followers
Innovative, Varied, Contemporary, Smart

See it if you are interested in what new voices in the theater are doing with the short form.

Don't see it if for you a play is only a play when it fills an evening. Read more

1338 Reviews | 362 Followers
Ambitious, Dizzying, Profound, Intelligent, Funny

See it if B series is better than the c series. Some good acting and performances.

Don't see it if You want consistency throughout the evening... some shows are better than others. A potpourri of theather.

41 Reviews | 9 Followers
Well acted, engaging, somewhat uneven

See it if Harron Atkins's Tempo is the standout here, miles above the other Series B plays. Fine acting by Cecil Blutcher and Wesley T Jones, great

Don't see it if voice-over work, and sharp direction by Collette Robert of a play that is funny, fresh, heartbreaking, empathetic, theatrical and all-around Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

The New York Times
June 11th, 2019

“An Ensemble Studio Theater series includes an allegory on American intervention and a sympathetic look at a woman in distress...If you think of the latest edition of Ensemble Studio Theater’s annual marathon of one-act plays as a five-course dinner, it makes sense that the program opens with a tasty hors d’oeuvre like Susan Kim’s ‘Privilege’, and concludes with a filling dessert in Cayenne Douglass’ ‘Oh My, Goodness.'”
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