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

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

(4 Reviews)
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Disappointing, Savage, Ambitious, Not the best of the three series, Engaged

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (4)

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674 Reviews | 157 Followers
Innovative, Engaged, Contemporary, Savage

See it if you would like to see what a cross-section of young playwrights is up to.

Don't see it if you’re looking for the kind of resolution that can only come with a long play. Read more

1127 Reviews | 298 Followers
Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if If you want 5 one act plays. Two are good, three are fair at best. Some good acting and direction but not a great evening.

Don't see it if If you dont want various one acts that have different topics and subjects. A musical suits you better.

494 Reviews | 267 Followers
Overrated, Disappointing, Not the best of the three series, Boring, Banal

See it if you are a fan of the one-act play. Unfortunately, Series C has the weakest plays, making the evening less than satisfying.

Don't see it if you don't like one-act plays or do not want to sit through an evening made up of 5 unfinished works. This part is very disappointing.

37 Reviews | 9 Followers
Some good moments, fine acting

See it if Series C has some strong moments but there's not really one stand-out play. Kate Atwell's Jesus in Manhattan is the most ambitious and

Don't see it if interesting, but at times feels like a Caryl Churchill mash-up or homage and likely needs more drafts to get it to a place where the Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

The New York Times
June 17th, 2019

"As memorable as isolated moments can be, however, 'Jesus in Manhattan' is too scattershot, the sum of its parts adding up to less than a satisfying whole...The other four plays in the omnibus function better as stand-alones. This does not automatically make them any good, mind you...Ms. Coxe’s awkward dance to Rod Stewart’s 'Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?' is the single funniest thing in the entire show — and eventually comedy gives way to sentimentality. It is not an upgrade."
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