Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Beloved

From 42 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing, Raunchy, Intense

About the show

This darkly humorous and sexually graphic one-woman show asks: what are you willing to sacrifice to achieve fullness in life? Originally produced produced in Stockholm, the play was adapted into the film 'Pure.' More…

Katarina is a restless, beautiful young woman who is trapped in a mundane daily routine and a passionless relationship. She meets Adam, a celebrated conductor at a prestigious opera house and climbs the social ladder in search of an enlightened, heightened, and pure reality. 'Beloved' depicts the challenges of a modern woman in search of herself and the shifting power dynamic that exists between Katarina and a successful older man that she admires. Is this a passionate love affair or a brutal game of power, gender and class?

1h 30m | Already closed | Theatre Row / Theatre One (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (42)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing, Raunchy, Intense

67
Absorbing, Entertaining, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a one person show that’s NOT an autobiographical show. A fun story, a little hard to follow at times.

Don't see it if You want a seamless show. Not sure if the trouble comes from the translation or actor error but some points were confusing or uneven.

60
Raunchy, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you want to watch a show delivered by a very unlikable character. She does nothing but complain while continuously playing with her hair.

Don't see it if you want to watch a pleasant character with some redeeming qualities.

69
Slow, Confusing, Cliched

See it if You are interested in a deep-dive into one woman's intellectual awakening and extramarital affair.

Don't see it if You are hoping for any new insights to these themes or a resolution to the character's situation

Also After reading some of the other reviews, I feel like I saw a different... Read more Read less

69
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like one woman shows, like thought provoking, soul searching theater

Don't see it if do not like obscene/sexual language and/or acts, you are left feeling uncomfortable at the end of a the show

During previews
50
Disappointing, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if you like a one woman show, about a woman who is very shallow, selfish and without scruples. I could not become interested in this character.

Don't see it if you do not like one person shows or shows with explicit dialogue. I found the explicit dialogue as boring as actress's monotone voice.

During previews
68
Disappointing

See it if you like plays about women living with someone and having sex with an older man.

Don't see it if you like good dramas with good actors.

During previews
65
Absorbing, Confusing, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if If you have ever wanted a bigger life only to run into a roadblock of sexual obsession. It happens.

Don't see it if You are made mad by a solo actress speaking faster than the mind can comprehend in a low voice. Spotty projection spoils an almost really

Also terrific performance of a highly demanding role. She does bring variet... Read more Read less

During previews
60
Outspoken, Self-evident, Well-paced, Intense

See it if the theme of single girl/married man promises any surprises for you. Seduced and abandoned. Men only want one thing (hint: it's sex)!

Don't see it if you're a bluenose, easily offended by sex talk from a woman who's been done wrong.


August 8th, 2018
“Dark tale of illicit passion...The play would benefit from slowing down somewhat as the breakneck pace inhibits the opportunity to truly get to know the characters...There is a plot twist late in the play...Unfortunately, the development is both too sudden and wildly unbelievable, and the play n...
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August 9th, 2018
"As a solo play, it’s a straightforward memory piece that has some film noir twists such as getting away with murder but is not very compelling...The blonde and animated Ms. DiLorenzo employs a slight Scandinavian accent, is quite engaging and holds attention for 75-minutes. It’s a strong perform...
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August 8th, 2018
"It’s difficult to find any socially redeeming value in 'Beloved'...This is a one-person work and DiLorenzo’s performance as Katerina is nothing short of heroic...We watch Katerina grow intellectually–reading Kant and Spinoza—and culturally—listening to Mahler, among others. However, she doesn’t ...
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August 12th, 2018
"The play attempts to entangle us in with the strands of her overriding urgency. She’s upset, that’s clear, but as directed with an unending need for movement and distraction by Kathy Curtiss, the tremor in her voice never digs in deep enough to her terror and discomfort...I wanted weight in her ...
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