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A Name for a Ghost to Mutter

A Name for a Ghost to Mutter NYC Reviews and Tickets

(19 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Great writing

About the Show

Theatre East presents this Southern Gothic drama about the discovery of a long-buried family secret. 

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Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like to see a play about family. You like a good story with a historical family view. You are okay with a reflective story being told.

Don't see it if You don't like to hear a good story. You don't like a reflective story being told. You don't want to see something nice happen at the end.

Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like family dramas with ghosts of relatives last.

Don't see it if you dislike long drawn out scenes and confusing plots with family names mentioned that seem to come from nowhere.

Critic Reviews (3)

November 16th, 2016

"A most genteel ghost story…There is a lovely denouement in which Lala's ghost manages to make her final wishes known. But more than anything, ‘A Name For A Ghost To Mutter’ is a delicate short story of a play and a portrait of a family…The able cast is skillfully directed by Judson Jones, and the use of carefully detailed touches makes for a lovingly imagined production."
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November 26th, 2016

"A refreshing exploration of a family tree and the ghosts who never had a chance to tell their side of the story, until now...Unlike most family dramas, 'A Name for a Ghost to Mutter' is not fraught with terribly high stakes and it goes down slowly, like a cool glass of sweet iced tea—sometimes too slow...That said, the cast and design team draw our attention the entire show...This play is also a great choice to anyone looking for a story with vibrant feminist overtones."
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November 21st, 2016

"A perfectly worthy production…Written by Ms. Williams with an ear for the particular rhythms and attitudes of the small-town world which clearly she knows well…It doesn’t give us opportunity to spend much time with anyone…Absorbing, sort of like watching someone work out a puzzle, but never enthralling or memorable…The ending is not the most moving or inspirational of endings, though the play has been presented beautifully, with an admirable cast."
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