New York | 1h 10m | Already closed

Arthur and Esther

From 1 critic and 23 member reviews
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. More…

A laid-off librarian tries to determine which suicide methods will hurt the least while his wife waits impatiently. But where does she wait? A play of two worlds, this affecting two-hander explores love, loss, and the lives we impose on others.



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

65
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy plays where two people at different stages in life tell stories that relate and intersect

Don't see it if you want a play that digs deeply into suicide

60
Great acting, Cliched, Quirky, Slow

See it if you like one act plays, stripped down setting and costume, monologues, experimental theater, seeing something that needs development.

Don't see it if you want something fully thought out, thought-provoking, realistic (or original) portrayal of suicide and despair.

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.

Also If not in front row, I would have left early.

68
During previews
Banal, Clever, Disappointing, Slow moving, Tiring

See it if you enjoy parallel monologues, and a clever, but a very slow moving play

Don't see it if you expect excitement, and a quick moving story


Cast & Creatives (9)