Brecht: Call and Respond
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Brecht: Call and Respond
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Brecht: Call and Respond NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(35 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
6%
Negative
3%
Members say
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing

About the Show

NLTP's Spotlight Series presents Bertolt Brecht’s one-act play "The Jewish Wife" accompanied by two new one-acts inspired by it.

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Member Reviews (35)

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942 Reviews | 225 Followers
74
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Gives you 3 different plots in one story. Makes you think. 1st two better than the thied.

Don't see it if If you dont want to think at the theater. Easier theater to watch is more for you.

764 Reviews | 212 Followers
84
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you treasure great writing and acting: tops in the Brecht short, great in the second and good in the third. Important messages in brief.

Don't see it if you do not appreciate great staging and costumes, again tops in first piece and great in other two. Third piece wore on me a bit but see it.

703 Reviews | 213 Followers
85
Insightful, Resonant, Unsettling, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Shaken people struggle to find that home & relationships are no longer what they seemed. Excellent writing & acting. Sharply thematic.

Don't see it if You are uninterested in the details of how the characters react, and actors perform, in these mentally disturbing situations. Read more

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
85
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Identity and persecution past, present, and future. "Let's not talk about misfortune/I will be here undoing/Now only blondes can do that"

Don't see it if Only the restraint of the Brecht play and her controlling her fate wins the night. "I'm not welcome there/And that pronoun thing" Same set. Read more

383 Reviews | 103 Followers
89
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you'd enjoy 3 brilliantly connected short 1 acts dealing with labeling creating persecution.

Don't see it if you fantasize that persecution only occurs in response to legitimate cause. Read more

401 Reviews | 61 Followers
89
Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Three of the best compilation of one act plays anywhere. The Brecht play is masterful. The other two are very well done.

Don't see it if If you are looking for something light, this will not be for you.

371 Reviews | 52 Followers
78
Slow at times, Somewhat uneven, Perceptive, Mostly interesting, Fine acting

See it if you like 1 act plays, excellent acting, thought provoking content, some superb writing & themes involving relationships & larger issues.

Don't see it if you dislike 1 act plays, uneven quality among the 3 plays, somewhat slow portions & comprised of mostly monologues.

332 Reviews | 42 Followers
86
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see three one act plays in a small theater performed by some great performers. You want to be entertained.

Don't see it if You don't like small theater performances. You don't want to think when you see a play. You don't like great acting and writing.

Critic Reviews (4)

Lighting & Sound America
February 3rd, 2020

"'The Jewish Wife' is a masterpiece in miniature, a study in quiet, everyday capitulation that couldn't be more relevant than it is right now."
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TheaterScene.net
February 4th, 2020

"'Producing theatrical works that feature compelling stories created by emerging theater artists' is from the New Light Theater Project's self-description. Their vastly and thoughtfully entertaining presentation, 'Brecht: Call and Respond' achieves that aim."
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Front Row Center
February 4th, 2020

Score: 80%. "If you have never seen Brecht's The Jewish Wife, which I had not, make this the time you go. It is a poignant story as expected from Brecht. The other two one-acts are intelligent and positioned. The acting is excellent. Worth the ticket price of $25."
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Off Off Online
February 6th, 2020

"All three plays have unifying elements involving a female lead…the hold that a romantic partner, husband, or lover has on a woman's psyche and the ways their relationships pull them in and constrain them."
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