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Arthur and Esther

From 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.

Member Reviews (23)


Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Intelligent

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.

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

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.

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

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

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 ...
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