Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (La Tia Julia y El Escribidor)
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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (La Tia Julia y El Escribidor)

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (La Tia Julia y El Escribidor) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(28 Ratings)
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Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great writing

About the Show

Repertorio Español presents the story of Aunt Julia, who falls into an affair with her nephew, shocking her family and community. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (28)

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181 Reviews | 25 Followers
Clever, Enchanting, Funny, Romantic, Great staging

See it if you enjoy bildungsroman plays with great acting and surprising twists

Don't see it if you do not like foreign language theatre

76 Reviews | 21 Followers
Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy romantic comedies well made, and appreciate productions values like costumes, lightning, music, scenery, etc.

Don't see it if You're boring.

88 Reviews | 37 Followers
Enchanting, Entertaining, Romantic, Great adaptation, Funny

See it if You've read the book- it's a clever and entertaining stage interpretation of the central characters and their entanglements.

Don't see it if the Spanish language barrier would be an issue which the subtitles wouldn't overcome. Read more

252 Reviews | 61 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Want to see a wonderful show in Spanish with a wonderful cast, if you've read the book, or you enjoy comedy & romance.

Don't see it if You don't speak Spanish and need to rely on subtitles that don't translate as well as they should. Although these subtitles are at your seat

132 Reviews | 46 Followers
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Romantic, Delightful

See it if You enjoy romantic comedies, Spanish language plays, and stories set in the 50s.

Don't see it if You don't understand any Spanish...although there are subtitles available, you will appreciate it more if you didn't have to read everything

311 Reviews | 494 Followers
Romantic, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy plays in Spanish or even you don't speak Spanish. There are English subtitles. It's very well-acted and a compelling story.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy stories about forbidden romance or don't think you'd enjoy a play performed in a language different from your own.

72 Reviews | 14 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to experience well acted, entertaining theater in Spanish. Quite humorous as well as romantic.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play in Spanish. Otherwise, go see it. Quite enjoyable!

181 Reviews | 39 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to see an absolutely delightful story by Mario Vargas Llosa on stage. Great actors, set, & clothing enhance this charming play, but

Don't see it if The subtitles were an effort in frustration with large swaths missing! They were slow-& then rushed over at a pace which made reading imposs Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
April 5th, 2016
For a previous production

“Romance meets boisterous farce in Caridad Svich’s lively adaptation of Mario Vargas Llosa’s autobiographical novel. And in that intersection, it’s the romance that triumphs. The show has parallel narratives set in the 1950s, skillfully evoked in Susan Zeeman Rogers’s set design; period mambo from Pérez Prado and others; and especially Leni Mendez’s costumes...The most compelling story belongs to Mario and Julia...Ms. Davi—whose Julia is sensual yet sensible—generates the star power."
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Theatre is Easy
October 25th, 2015
For a previous production

"'Tía Julia y El Escribidor' comes across as a well built and well performed play that reminds us about our passions, our faults as humans and the possibilities life opens up to us when we give it a chance. Definitely a show for those looking for a breath of fresh theatrical and poetic air."
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