Already closed | 1h 35m | Midtown W

A Room of My Own

From 45 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Must see

About the show

Abingdon Theatre presents a world premiere coming-of-age tale by playwright Charles Messina, set in Greenwich Village during the '70s. Starring Ralph Macchio. More…

Charles Messina's semi-autobiographical comedy, 'A Room of My Own,' revolves around a writer who grows up in a wacky Italian-American family. Set in a small tenement apartment in late 1970s Greenwich Village, the play follows in the grand tradition of playwrights like Neil Simon, who used their own early family lives as inspiration to create indelible and uniquely American Broadway hits.

1h 35m | Already closed | June Havoc Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (45)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Must see
90
Avg Score

93
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Dated

See it if You want to sit back, relax and enjoy a funny play about an Italian family living in a Greenwich Village tenement in the late 70's.

Don't see it if Want to see a highly thought-provoking story or an entertaining musical. Stay away, if you are put off by abusive language.

90
The italian-american version of brighton beach memoir, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are into nostalgic/memoir theater or would enjoy the dialect and antics of a Italian-American NYC tenement family in the late 1970's.

Don't see it if You are over shows that primarily focus on family dysfunction or ethic humor/stereotypes --though this is a particularly endearing version

49
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if I did laugh: Mario Cantone has a good part and is hilarious. The rest is take it or leave it.

Don't see it if It's just not good enough to go that far west on 36th Street.

74
Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining, Fun

See it if you enjoy family drama

Don't see it if you want to see more than one set design

90
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You want to

Don't see it if You dont

100
Riveting, Relevant, Original, Must see, Hilarious

See it if Great acting, great set design, set in 1979, understand that everyone has a crazy family- don't need to be Italian to get the jokes.

Don't see it if You don't have a great sense of humor. Must be able to understand that love is shown in all different ways. In 1979 it was different.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like good comedy.

Don't see it if If you do not have a sense of humor.

100
Entertaining, Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to laugh and cry. Love to remember 1970's and Paco- dj! Ralph macchio and Mario Cantone are excellent. Cast carefully chosen.

Don't see it if You are easily offended. Don't like cursing.

100
Clever, Original, Must see, Masterful, Hilarious

See it if This play is so funny that I want to bring my entire family back to see it. The cast is top notch. The writer is amazing!

Don't see it if You don't like cursing

100
Hilarious, Edgy, Must see, Original, Great acting

See it if You grew up in the late 70s, early 80s and want to laugh a lot

Don't see it if You don't like cursing and have no sense of humor

100
Great writing, Hilarious, Must see, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy having some laughs abt family. The cast is so funny. Not afraid to take risk. Going back in time when was ok to make fun @ others

Don't see it if You are easily offended. You are sensitive. Don't like cursing. Can't take a personal joke.

100
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You love a great cast

Don't see it if I don't know... I really liked it.

100
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Must see

See it if You want to laugh so hard until your belly hurts. Every line just gets better and better. Love going back in time. Love the set.

Don't see it if You can not tolerate cursing and subjects that are usually off limits for today's society.

100
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Must see, Masterful

See it if Abt Italian Americans but would compare yo married with chikdren and Archie bunker. Have good sense of humor & can handle old school jokes

Don't see it if Easily offended. Don't like cursing

100
Great acting, Hilarious, Original, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You love to laugh and enjoy characters who are authentic, real.

Don't see it if You don't like curse words

100
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You want to experience a crazy, hilarious and entertaining family!

Don't see it if You dont like theatre

99
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You want to laugh excessively and truly be brought back to 1979.

Don't see it if You are a kid because it has mature language and themes.

99
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if You enjoy stories about family and old school New York

Don't see it if You are sensitive to profanity

95
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if It was hilarious

Don't see it if You are offended by cursing

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You are interested in life stories of new york, particularly the italian American movement in the village.

Don't see it if You are put off by foul language. Might have been a tad overused.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if Italian-Americans and New Yorkers will find it relatable it was enjoyable

Don't see it if .

94
Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy nostalgia, and Italian American culture.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

100
Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Must see, Great acting

See it if You grew up in the seventies! This show is hysterical. Loved every minute. The actors were great & Little Carl was a natural.

Don't see it if You get easily offended. You need to have a sense of humor.

100
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if You want to see a GREAT show with excellent acting. A Room of My Own keeps you entertained from start to finish. I loved it!

Don't see it if You are not a fan cursing.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You grew up in an Italian American family, have Italian American friends, or come from a middle class family that knows the struggles.

Don't see it if Honestly can't think of anyone who wouldn't enjoy this show. Someone who takes offense easily maybe.


February 25th, 2016
"A brash, overstuffed cartoon of a memory play about an Italian-American family in 1979 Greenwich Village...Directed by Mr. Messina for the Abingdon Theater Company, the production is anything but subtle...'Room' means to be a play about how Carl became a writer. But grown-up Carl is awfully blan...
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March 3rd, 2016
"It is raunchy and inconsequential. Sometimes, it is also hilarious...The laughs, assembled in unexpected ways by writer-director Charles Messina, are fast and furious, concealing the fact that there isn’t much of anything else going on here. Sometimes the one-liners suffice. What they say about ...
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February 25th, 2016
"While it’s sweet to see [Ralph Macchio] venture out in a small off-Broadway show, you wish he’d picked a better one than 'A Room of My Own'...The weirdest thing about Charles Messina’s autobiographical play is how radically different the two Carls are. The grown-up one is soft-spoken and appears...
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February 25th, 2016
"'A Room of My Own' is a truly hilarious memoir of growing up Italian-American in New York City. That doesn't mean it isn't also heartbreaking. Messina introduces us to a world in which comedy and tragedy go hand in hand...While his script occasionally feels half-finished, Messina's production is...
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