Arthur and Esther
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Arthur and Esther
76

Arthur and Esther NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(23 Reviews)
Positive
74%
Mixed
22%
Negative
4%
Members say
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, 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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Member Reviews (23)

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563 Reviews | 195 Followers
88
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

406 Reviews | 188 Followers
60
Confusing, Dizzying, Slow, Disappointing, Wandering

See it if You believe in after-life. You like stories about marital strife. This is a two character play with both on stage at once. Sometimes weird.

Don't see it if You get upset about death and suicide Cheating husbands and wives are against your value system. Read more

302 Reviews | 82 Followers
77
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

263 Reviews | 52 Followers
83
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.

173 Reviews | 39 Followers
84
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

JR
127 Reviews | 22 Followers
85
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.

123 Reviews | 53 Followers
67
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You're interested in a short play about two depressed and overlapping characters' life stories.

Don't see it if You want a longer, funnier and better developed show. The actors do their best with inconsistent writing

108 Reviews | 44 Followers
85
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.

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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