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Alexandria

From 48 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Intelligent

About the show

In a small town in the deep South, two librarians are unlikely friends. When outside forces threaten their safe space, each has to decide what to save: their friendship or themselves.
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Winner of Sanguine Theatre Company's 2018 Project Playwright Competition, 'Alexandria' is a play about relationships that cross the deep divides of belief and conviction: what those relationships are worth, and what they cost.

1h 35m | Already closed | IRT Theater (West Village)


100
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Great staging

See it if I can't stop thinking about this compelling story about what could happen in the "religious liberty" culture war of today. Don't miss this!

Don't see it if No, everyone should see this. It should be on Broadway or on Netflix or on primetime TV--it's that good and that important.

95
Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a thought-provoking and absorbing show that has a twist ending. Highly entertaining!

Don't see it if you fear end times and don't enjoy an exploration of gay and Christian issues.

94
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if One of the best things I have seen in a long time. Both sides of the coin are represented beautifully with heart & mind thanks to the actors

Don't see it if Go and see this glorious production of "Alexandria", a timely and timeless play. The two lead actors are just sensational.

93
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you like shows that make you think after you leave the theater

Don't see it if you are more than half-intelligent and still believe that Revelations belongs in the Bible. Or you just go to theater to "have fun".

Also I walked out of the theater thinking this was an 87, but the more I ha... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Powerful, Moving, Emotional, Thought provoking

See it if You can take an honest look at humanity, its beauty and it’s flaws. It will make you laugh, cry, fear & hope while exploring friendships

Don't see it if You want to be entertained by a light and breezy feel good play. If you don’t want to think about some of the challenges people face today

Also Or recognize that everyone has different opinions that could strongly ... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Delightful, Unique, Great story

See it if Is he a religious nut job or is he the nicest guy ever? Are the ladies crazy or are they completely right? Such a brilliant script!

Don't see it if Extreme ends of the spectrum in terms of religious faith may not be the targeted audience. One actress nearly swears every line by the way.

Also Kept thinking this could turn into a mini TV series and I’d definitely... Read more Read less

92
Thrilling, Political, Sharply written, Beautifully played, Ethical

See it if you’d like to see a play that’s both a polemic & a thriller that looks at the human consequences of the battle of the Evangelicals vs LGBTQs

Don't see it if you do not care at all about the battle of Evangelicals vs LGBTQs.

Also "Alexandria" is that rarest of theatrical birds: a play that successfu... Read more Read less

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a well written play, performed by an excellent cast that is very entertaining, relevant, intense and thought provoking.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a great play. You don't want to see a play about unlikely friends in a small town in the deep south.

Also This cast was amazing. The staging was great. This play was so well wr... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You want to see a show that feels like it’s written from tomorrow’s headlines. Darkly topical. Smart. Helps you see both sides fairly.

Don't see it if You don’t like to see outside your rose colored glasses. This feels very scary and very real and very much where we’re heading to me.

90
Great acting, Must see, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if you like brilliantly acted, character-driven, and masterfully written shows that are extremely relevant and powerful.

Don't see it if you want something fluffy

Also This play is an exceptional exploration of the "we can have differing ... Read more Read less

89
Intelligent, Profound, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you enjoy new works that present touchy topics with thoroughly eloquent and deeply connected performances. Great modern storytelling.

Don't see it if you like your themes and messages spoonfed to you. This show presents a lot of complex, sometimes uncomfortable narratives.

89
Pointed, Culture wars religious basis, Trying for balance, Riveting possibilities, Great cast, production, writing

See it if welcome display of differing ideas & conflicts therein, want 2 bathe in the raging currents of possible events, want to be challenged

Don't see it if fear conflict, don't want to hear anyone else's side of things, believe all is well the way it is now, dislike intimate performance spaces

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want serious drama about a contemporary issue.

Don't see it if you want something light.

Also I don't agree with those who found the ending problematic. It was dist... Read more Read less

89
Intense, Relevant, Important

See it if Everyone in the U.S. should see this, the timing could not be better.

Don't see it if If you don't want to think.

Also Patronize - (verb) 1. treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a f... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Balanced

See it if to see a sharply dramatized polemic on religious tolerance, cogently enacted by a Christian zealot, his lesbian friends & a wayward gay teen

Don't see it if you're obstinate in your own feelings about gay rights (esp gay marriage) & Christian Fundamentalism; you've had enough of dystopian drama.

89
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if Pits Christian fundamentalist co-worker and friend with older white woman and her black wife-to-be. An end of times theme as well,Go see it

Don't see it if you can't abide a couple of long monologues and/or hearing a christian-based argument for disallowing same-sex marriage.

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You want a well acted,well written play about the religious right.

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

88
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you want a fresh look at the times we are in reflected by a fine cast portraying five very different characters in a small town - wonderful!

Don't see it if you have no tolerance for difference of opinion or religion - these characters are struggling with issues, but know you are missing a gem.

87
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Great writing

See it if You enjoy the debate between one's religious beliefs and one's social beliefs with humorous dialogues when it's really no right or wrong.

Don't see it if You are emotional about gay marriage. Still, you should give it a chance. You may be pleasantly surprised.

87
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if Friends with different beliefs from each other. And things changes

Don't see it if About some people believe in religion and societies coldness and meanest to people who don't fix in their world according to their reglion.

86
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if Co-joining of people in small southern town who have wildly different world views but are "friends" with excellent presentation of opp POVs

Don't see it if U can't muster sympathy for a conservative Christian or a foul mouthed lesbian activist,or might find play's apocalyptic close too extreme

85
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You’d like a play that will stick with you - characters on extreme opposites interacting in what I see as a terrifying future.

Don't see it if You cannot watch plays with very opposite characters and issues - from gay rights to extremely conservative religiousness.

85
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Talky

See it if Intelligent show contrasting differences in views on religion, sexuality, morals among people that consider themselves friends, but are they

Don't see it if you don't want to consider any point of view other than your own. There are a few long monologues & at times is overly talky,

Also The playwright attempts to be even handed in giving each side their sa... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if if you would like to see an ultra Christian person and his friend/coworker who is a lesbian deal with each others beliefs

Don't see it if if you are not interested in being open minded on religion gay issues

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if This play is a gut punch. The debates and conversations are interesting enough but do nothing to prepare you for the final act.

Don't see it if The most powerful moments of this story all happen off screen, for better or for worse.

Also The set is gorgeous and serves for one of the most unsettling parts. T... Read more Read less


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