Basement NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(10 Reviews)
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Mixed
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Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Romantic, Slow, Entertaining

About the Show

Roly Poly Productions presents this new drama about a Tuskegee Airman and a French farm girl brought together by the mayhem of World War II.

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Member Reviews (10)

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75
Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Slow, Great writing

See it if You want to see a romantic story during war time about two people from different backgrounds and how they come together and fall in love

Don't see it if You want to see a production that moves very fast. You are not interested in a love story during war time. You like big productions.

81
Entertaining, Funny, Must see

See it if As always plays about WW11 are ones that I try to see.This play was excellent and should be seen by all .Very relevant topic.See it if u can

Don't see it if If you don't like plays about interracial relationships.Very real in it's emotions and banter.People who have open closed minds a no no. Read more

91
Absorbing, Exquisite, Romantic, Slow

See it if You love beautifully portrayed World War II set love stories.

Don't see it if Romantic stories is not your thing. And possibly not something you'd like to watch a very tiring day at work. You will get lost.

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69
Ambitious, Entertaining, Romantic, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You like romantic interactions in an ambitious undertaking which is well thought out. You enjoy actors & characters who are likable

Don't see it if Amateurish staging & at times acting detracts too much from the values of the production. Stilted at times even allowing for 2 tongues

During previews
69
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if If you want to support off-off Broadway theater

Don't see it if Very slow, amateurish writing, though has good intentions

During previews
92
Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you would enjoy a hopeful story about war, recovery and love (and you are willing to learn French in 1 2/3 hours along with the protagonist.

Don't see it if tu es absolument fou.

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94
Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Romantic

See it if You like history, drama and romance. You're interested in in interactions between cultures and races.

Don't see it if You need constant explosions and battles to maintain your focus.

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100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if You enjoy interesting takes of a worldwide event from the POV of the tiniest aspect, are interested in historical fiction, enjoy suspense.

Don't see it if No. Get over yourself, you should see THIS show.

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
October 7th, 2017

"Beautifully performed, finely written, and impeccably presented...Hagins has crafted an involving and effective take of a perennial scenario that captures the nostalgic essence of wartime films and plays of the past...Cohler and Goss have great sensual and romantic chemistry that’s frequently exhibited...Hagins has arguably overthought his play as it contains a lamentable detour...The digression mars but doesn’t obliterate the play’s considerable accomplishments."
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Theater In The Now
October 14th, 2017

"All these veteran theater people have put their prodigious energy into bringing us a play about anti-fascism and getting to know the other...Such themes strike me as quite timely, and will give you an hour and forty minutes of engrossing theater that just flies by...The charming process of getting to know each other is convincingly directed by Janet Bentley...This play shows that, even in wartime, you can rebuild from the bottom up."
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