Arthur and Esther
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Arthur and Esther

Arthur and Esther NYC Reviews and Tickets

(23 Ratings)
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Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Slow, Intelligent

About the Show

New Light Theater Project presents Ross Howard's dark comedy about a husband and wife, set on Earth and in the afterlife.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (23)

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60 Reviews | 9 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy witty dialogue and dark humor

Don't see it if The idea of suicide and death upsets you

59 Reviews | 7 Followers
Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you like simple, engaging stories

Don't see it if you like lots of movement - this is just 2 actors talking to the audience

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
Great writing, Profound, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Exquisite

See it if You want to see a beautifully written, life-affirming, meditation on life & love. You want a concise, perfectly edited play.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with talk about suicide. You don't like monologue format. You want characters to talk to each other. Read more

115 Reviews | 47 Followers
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Confusing

See it if If you like shows that unfold in a nonlinear way with good acting and emotional characters

Don't see it if If you want to a story that answers all the information it puts out or is light weight.

140 Reviews | 27 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you are looking for something different and edgy. The story unfolds expertly - I never had any idea where this play was going. A great ride.

Don't see it if you are upset by talk of suicide. Or if you want dialogue. This is a series of interwoven monologues.

181 Reviews | 39 Followers
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to catch excellent performances by the two actors. A thought provoking drama -1 is about to commit suicide, the other already has.

Don't see it if U need action-not much actually occurs and the actors never interact. Its a bit of a downer, saved by a somewhat uplifting end. V well acted

267 Reviews | 52 Followers
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in a well-acted, thoughtful show about life and suicide. Steven Rattazzi is particularly good.

Don't see it if You are bothered by references to suicide, or you don't like minimally-staged, somewhat static shows.

302 Reviews | 87 Followers
Clever, Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing, Edgy

See it if you appreciate theatrical focus on characters' introspection, conflicts, development, relationships and resolution with minimal set/movement

Don't see it if you prefer musicals, dance or frequent large movement, elaborate sets or large casts, or are tired or extraordinarily upset by suicide

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
October 27th, 2016

"Their story is tragic, but is told with warmth and hope. The language is poetic with hauntingly beautiful rhythms that capture the spectator's imagination with vivid imagery. The simple staging of the story is sufficient for the play to appear sincere, and for the audience to focus on the depth of the characters and the beauty of the text. 'Arthur and Esther,' in summation, is like an intimate art house film, well-written and well-executed, with two excellent performers."
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