Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W


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)


Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing, Raunchy, Intense
Avg Score

During previews
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Intense, Great acting

See it if You would like to see a play about a young woman between two lovers from two different world, social class clashes, jealousy, murder, music

Don't see it if You are not a fan of one act/one woman Play about adultery, working class vs upper class, use of foul language, classic mistress story,

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Surprising, Intense, Very well-written and directed

See it if 80 min poignant portrait of a charming young woman trying to better herself. Gets involved with an older man. Infidelity ensues. No nudity,

Don't see it if don't like solo shows, or intimacy described on stage. Erotic situations depicted in unexpected ways. Could be deepened, lengthened.

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You want a well written and acted story about a woman falling apart at the sseams..

Don't see it if You want something fluffy..

During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you want a good look into human nature and how we delude ourselves.

Don't see it if you don't want to watch a woman fall into delusion. .

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intense

See it if Beloved is an emotional rollercoaster, with a heroine who wants to transform her life through art and love, and a storyline with a tragic

Don't see it if You do not like one-person shows

Also plot twist. Elinor DiLorenzo delivers a compelling, amazing and terrif... Read more Read less

During previews
Edgy, Graphic language, Sexually explicit, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you enjoy a solo show with frank explicit language that charts a young woman's "rite de passage" steered by a cultured, suave, married lover

Don't see it if the "F" word & sexual situations offend you; if you're prudish; if adultery is offensive to you; if you prefer a more family friendly show

Also "Beloved" is a Bildungsroman focused on the psychological, intellectua... Read more Read less

During previews
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
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.

During previews
Raunchy, Absorbing, Indulgent

See it if you want to see a well written one person show with a fairly novel perspective and decidedly adult themes.

Don't see it if You don;t like one person plays, excessively sexual (verbal) content, and little production design value.

Also Although I generally don't like one person shows, this was better than... Read more Read less

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you like plays regarding class differences. You like one woman solo show. Acting is good.

Don't see it if N/A

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Edgy

See it if You want to be totally entertained by a one woman great show and love sex, power and consiquences

Don't see it if You dont like powerful one woman shows

During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Intense, Raunchy

See it if You want to see a character working it out on stage philosophically and sexually, which means absorbingly. Elinor Dilorenzo is dynamic.

Don't see it if The show is wonderfully jarring but seems to need a little support from either the production or the script for it all to hang together.

During previews
Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if you like to see a show with something to discuss afterwards

Don't see it if you don't like dark plays

Also The star of the play did a masterful job of a 90 minute monologue, I h... Read more Read less

During previews
Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Strange, Confusing

See it if you're up for a wild and strange story about a woman's breakup and ultimate mental breakdown.

Don't see it if you don't like one-woman shows. Although it's crafted well, if you're super tired and can't pay attention, you may not like it.

Also This play was intense. I went from liking the main character and empat... Read more Read less

During previews
Ambitious, Quirky, Intelligent

See it if You like one (wo)man shows, you like international theater

Don't see it if You like fast-paced theater

During previews
Raunchy, Edgy, Entertaining, Indulgent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like one woman shows about sexual and intellectual awakening, unlikable protagonists, and slow motion tragic stories.

Don't see it if Expletives and sexually explicit content bothers you or if you want a happy ending.

During previews
Edgy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy something rare, mixing comedy (without being too much) and great story-telling with a very dark plot

Don't see it if you don't like sexually explicit language and descriptions, solo shows or dark comedy

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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