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

100
Profound, Funny, Great writing

See it if You love to laugh and love good acting and a strong story b

Don't see it if You don't like the above.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Must see, Riveting

See it if You want to laugh!! ... It's a must see!

Don't see it if ?

100
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if If you remember the late 70's/early 80's NYC (esp. if you're Italian), you'll love it. Great show, very funny.

Don't see it if If you're pc/easily offended

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if I loved the play! Highly recommend! !

Don't see it if You don't like creative cursing. Very funny...raunchy...

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

See it if You like family comedy.

Don't see it if You're easily offended

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

See it if You like amazing acting and writing

Don't see it if You dont like amazing acting and writing

During previews
89
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Heart wrenching

See it if You enjoy comedic family stories with a snarky, sarcastic edge. You like to watch actors so attuned to each other they make a true family.

Don't see it if You are easily offended and cannot enjoy a comedy that uses alot of raw language. Family comedy drama is not your thing.

During previews
77
Cliched, Funny, Entertaining, Indulgent

See it if You relate to Italian family relationships in NYC in 1979. You enjoy Mario cantones humor style. You like narrators who talk to the audience

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with cursing and child cursing. Child and adult version of same character having conversations.

During previews
75
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like Mario Cantone

Don't see it if you don't laugh at ethnic stereotypes.

During previews
91
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Original

See it if You love great writing and acting and a good laugh!

Don't see it if You don't want to be entertained.

During previews
79
Funny, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you like mario cantone type of humor and a lot of ethinic humor

Don't see it if you don't like cursing. show started w/ a great start w/a lot of laughs & then died down. Karate kid was adequate. Much ethnic humor

During previews
100
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy a great story about the intricacies and insanity of family life. The difficulties of growing up and figuring out a place in life.

Don't see it if You have a problem with excessive cursing.

During previews
82
Clever, Funny, Dated

See it if You like Shows about semi-disfunctional familiesz Shows that break the 4th wall. Period peace('79-80).

Don't see it if You don't enjoy shows about the complexity of family, hate cursing.

During previews
85
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Great acting, Original

See it if You like theater that is both funny and touching, that draws on nostalgia for remembering our childhood the way it was vs the way we wish.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy family humor in the style of all in the family, or a unique form of narrative.

During previews
100
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Must see

See it if you like great writing, great acting, NY stories, edgy comedy

Don't see it if you're easily offended

During previews
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you like a good laugh and shows about the intricacies of families. It's also touching and very well acted.

Don't see it if don't like shows that touch on the more uncomfortable realities of families.

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

See it if Funniest yet full of such real moments. The message from the writer is powerful. The actors are top notch. That little kid stole the show!

Don't see it if You are easily offended and can't handle ethnic humor and children curse. I wished this show was on tv so we could see more of it.

During previews
100
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if You are open minded and are ready to explode into laughter as well as tears. Writer is very talented as well as that little boy!

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor with (actors) -children cursing and if you are a polically correct type person.

During previews
90
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You grew up in the NY area in an Italian family.

Don't see it if You are offend by lots and lots of foul language.


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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