Before We're Gone
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Before We're Gone
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Before We're Gone NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(64 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
8%
Negative
1%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Romantic, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

About the Show

In this new drama, a Pulitzer-winning playwright, screenwriter and outspoken political activist has disappeared from her high-profile life in New York and Hollywood to hide under an assumed name.

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Member Reviews (64)

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878 Reviews | 218 Followers
84
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Riveting

See it if Great acting by ms. Rideout. Great show, great acting and great story. Some good humor. All around well written play.

Don't see it if A sad story about someone dying. A serious drama.

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506 Reviews | 1002 Followers
93
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if Some stellar acting .Partner's 95 %.My 90%. Fascinating look at stardom, the church and thoughts re: life. Much is done with little.

Don't see it if you must see elaborate spectacles. One oddity.... scenes are in two motel rooms but the walls are bare??

565 Reviews | 117 Followers
90
Entertaining, Great acting, Romantic, Absorbing

See it if You want to see great acting, very good story.

Don't see it if Deals with a few topic, religion, dieing, heartache. Read more

406 Reviews | 188 Followers
83
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You like unfulfilled love stories that face moral dilemmas, morality, religion, blacklisting, man & woman from 2 different worlds.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to religious conflicts regarding adultery, celibacy,society’s expectations. Herbal smoking, alcohol consumption. Read more

427 Reviews | 127 Followers
69
Entertaining, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Romantic

See it if you like romantic stories which are totally implausible, but which move you nevertheless, even though the plot is somewhat absurd.

Don't see it if you abhor romantic stories which make you groan with disbelief.

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
65
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want to see a disappointing mixture of Chekhov and Williams that has a badly handled. Ending.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a happily ever after.

289 Reviews | 123 Followers
77
Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if you're interested in a thought-provoking depiction of lost love. Much discussion of religious values. Quite enjoyable, but a bit overlong.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with talk of dying, sex, religion.

302 Reviews | 96 Followers
86
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you want an story that nicely moves from current time to memory scenes. Nice love story.

Don't see it if you can't stand "smoke". Lots of herbal cigarette smoking throughout the show and gets annoying in the small theatre.

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
July 24th, 2018

“Its maddening structure, extraneous scenes and superfluous characters diminish but do not totally obliterate the potency of playwright Small’s romantic drama...What could have been a focused and poignant work is instead an erratic jumble...With unrewarding tangents...A memory play but poorly executed...The play’s beautifully powerful final moments are marred...as there’s more stage business instead of merely a simple blackout. Luckily two excellent actors play the leading roles."
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StageBiz.com
July 23rd, 2018

“A sumptuous exploration of second chances. It has the rhythm and smell of nostalgia...The characters are meticulously drawn and we fall into their lives like a Saint Bernard on an old sofa –its immensely satisfying and comfortable to experience...Rich, potent text...Strong directorial vision...Complex emotional layering. It is a joy to watch the story unfold...All production elements are artfully executed...Classy, sensory explosion.”
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