And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little
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And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little

And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little NYC Reviews and Tickets

(41 Reviews)
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Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing

About the Show

Retro Productions revives this biting and occasionally touching black comedy about three sisters whose father abandoned the family long ago, and whose mother recently passed away.

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Member Reviews (41)

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69 Reviews | 29 Followers
Entertaining, Great acting, Must see

See it if Must see !

Don't see it if n/a

55 Reviews | 14 Followers
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want good acting, directing, are a fan of writers like Albee, Chekhov, and want to see family issues depicted in an absorbing way.

Don't see it if You do not like plays from the 60s-70s.

332 Reviews | 41 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to see a play about three adult sisters and their challenges. You want to laugh. You want to see a play with great actors.

Don't see it if You are not interested in dysfunctional families. You don't want to laugh. You are not interested in a play about family challenges. Read more

215 Reviews | 78 Followers
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like psychological dramas

Don't see it if family dysfunction disturbs you.

130 Reviews | 17 Followers
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you like a good dark comedy in a nice intimate venue, performed by a very competent cast

Don't see it if a bizarre story about three sisters, that can be slow at times, is something that won't interest you

435 Reviews | 60 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like great Black Comedy, very funny, great characters! Very intimate!

Don't see it if Flat out comedy or a big production

345 Reviews | 78 Followers
Intelligent, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Good acting

See it if you'll enjoy a traditional drama set in the 1960s with strong female roles, well acted, about the relationship among adult siblings .

Don't see it if you'll dislike a play about a dysfunctional family/ mental illness, with a largely female cast, you prefer big productions

66 Reviews | 14 Followers
Bravura, Great acting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You like to see smart revivals of plays that aren't often seen, bringing back different eras in recent history.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in pieces set in the recent past, exploring then-normal bigotry and sexism.

Critic Reviews (4)

Talkin' Broadway
May 6th, 2017

"Starts out shakily with an uncertain tone in Act I but gradually builds up a head of steam that leads to an explosive second half when the 'dark' overtakes the 'comedy'...The dialog is full of biting humor, which really needs to come out more in the performances...Where the performances grow and greatly improve is in the play's second half...An ambitious if imperfect play...The cast do best when they are focused on the efforts of the Reardon sisters to navigate their way through life,"
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May 10th, 2017

“Playwright Paul Zindel is ripe for rediscovery. From the evidence of Shay Gines' riveting revival of 'And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little,' this tragicomedy now celebrating its 50th anniversary is Zindel's ‘Three Sisters,’ ‘Streetcar Named Desire’ and ‘Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ all rolled into one. The performances in this production are first rate and could not be bettered. Like those earlier plays by Chekhov, Williams and Albee, the ending of ‘Miss Reardon’ is absolutely shattering.”
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Theatre is Easy
May 16th, 2017

“Zindel’s evocation of a specific social milieu is masterful…Director Shay Gines doesn’t always get the rhythms of this world exactly right, though to be fair, the play itself tends to rehash the same points multiple times. But the show boasts some good performances…‘And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little' provides a challenge that this production doesn’t quite meet...New Yorkers of a certain age will definitely appreciate its portrait of a bygone era in the city’s history.”
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May 11th, 2017

"It is not difficult to envision the connections between the late-1960s setting of Retro's newest revival, the darkly comic 'And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little,' and 2017's own tensions around race, gender, military conflict, and political upheaval...Complexity lends the play balance and nuance—none of the characters is entirely beyond reproach or without blemish...The production provides an engrossing, funny, provocatively relevant study of character and context."
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