Alison's House
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Alison's House

Alison's House NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Must see, Resonant, Absorbing, Clever, Great writing

About the Show

Metropolitan Playhouse presents a story inspired by the life and legacy of Emily Dickinson and a family struggling to balance their private life with their very public image.

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260 Reviews | 62 Followers
Must see, Great writing, Absorbing, Clever, Resonant

See it if You want to think about how much and how little has changed in gendered roles in the last century You are a devote of Emily Dickenson

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Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
November 29th, 2015

"I could do with less of Glaspell the sentimentalist, and might wish for a production with a somewhat lighter touch. But it’s fascinating and important nonetheless to be given this backward glance — to see what hasn’t changed, as much as what has."
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November 26th, 2015

"A beautiful production of the first uncut revival of the play. Not only has director Alex Roe given it a superb interpretation that highlights all of the play’s timely themes, but the excellent cast is giving indelible performances of the play’s vivid characters...Alex Roe’s splendid production with its accomplished cast demonstrates the vitality of Susan Glaspell’s play as well as its contemporary relevance. This is a revival of the highest caliber."
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November 21st, 2015

"Would I have awarded 'Alison’s House' a Pulitzer? Perhaps not, and in fact, neither would have many 1930 critics. They thought Ms. Glaspell’s work dreary and over-literary...I’ll go along with the literary, but not the dreary...This placid but eloquent revival spins them out admirably, and leaves the audience with the satisfying sensation of having enjoyed a full meal."
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