Balkan Bordello
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Balkan Bordello NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(3 Reviews)
Positive
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Mixed
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Entertaining, Clever, Relevant, Ambitious, Chaotic

A theatrical project between USA, Kosovo, and Serbia, based on Aeschylus’ trilogy The Oresteia.

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284 Reviews | 81 Followers
65
Absurdly funny, Quirky, Chaotic, Entertaining

See it if you're nostalgic for 70s style downtown experimental theater. ( You know: politics, Greek tragedy, nudity..) Are familiar with LaMama's fare

Don't see it if you only go for coherent, traditional plays. Are not into " Theater of the Ridiculous " Read more

230 Reviews | 123 Followers
72
Entertaining, Clever, Resonant, Relevant

See it if An international project based on Oresteia but w a modern twist. The staging is full of intentional mess & cast breaks the 4th wall. (More)

Don't see it if A potential good play with an unclear ending & uneven cast. Read more

175 Reviews | 26 Followers
78
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Relevant, Profound

See it if You enjoy updates of ancient classics. You must have read the original to understand fully the new version. Some good acting. Ambitious

Don't see it if You don’t like remakes. The ending scenes are difficult to understand.The original is better.

Critic Reviews (1)

The New York Times
April 3rd, 2022

"This show does look splendid, on a set the color of blood and rage, lust and heat. The production’s very provenance — as a collaboration involving La MaMa; Qendra Multimedia in Pristina, Kosovo; Theater Atelje 212 in Belgrade, Serbia; and the international group My Balkans — is emblematic of hope. And its cast of 10 includes two Serbian actors who deliver performances of thrilling magnetism...But there is a chaos to the production that has nothing to do with the disorder of the little world it depicts...On Thursday night, the show felt under-rehearsed and underconfident, with spotty sound and some American actors seemingly uncertain of their lines...The play is nonetheless a smart and striking take on 'The Oresteia.'”
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