BREWED (FringeNYC)
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BREWED (FringeNYC)
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BREWED (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(15 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
0%
Negative
7%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Edgy, Original

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: In this fast-paced thriller teetering between caustic comedy and warped kitchen-sink drama, six sisters must stir a pot. 24/7. They're tied to it. By trauma? By magic...? They stir, brutally brawl, and wonder: does this really keep Babette alive?

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Member Reviews (15)

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46
Excruciating, Waste of time

See it if you want to see an all-female cast playing a family on edge with each other, constantly swearing and fighting.

Don't see it if you want something that is interesting or funny. As best put by another audience member: "Who writes that shit?" I give a C-/D+ grade.

100
Absorbing, Intense, Riveting, Must see, Original

See it if you're looking for an intricate plot and complex characters

Don't see it if you're not ready for a dark play, lots of fighting, and sudden violence

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You want to see seven very talented actresses bring life to seven distinctly different roles - all of whom are given their moment to shine.

Don't see it if You don't like being kept in the dark too long. The plot is mysterious and the reveals are late in the play. But they're worth the wait.

97
Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to laugh and cry simultaneously and understand the complexity of familial relationships.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy extended metaphors or like everything tied up neatly at the end or hate August Osage County

78
Absorbing, Quirky, Original, Great acting

See it if You're interested in finding out how they could make that crazy plot look compelling.

Don't see it if You like to find all the answers at the end; you don't like shouting.

95
Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Original

See it if like interesting, thought provoking, dark, plays with a mysterious edge. Wonderful acting by 7 talented women! A truly great show.

Don't see it if are not comfortable with swearing and need a straight forward narrative.

91
Ambitious, Edgy, Epic, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like to be at the edge of your seat.

Don't see it if The sight of blood makes you faint.

100
Great acting, Absorbing, Edgy, Great staging, Intense

See it if Really good. Very dark. Great acting and direction.

Don't see it if You're in the mood for light comedy.

Critic Reviews (2)

Time Out New York
August 24th, 2016

"Although the summer heat can be stifling, the venue’s small size does put the audience in close proximity to the stellar all-female cast—a key factor in our enjoyment of the show. As the play mixes Christmas-dinner-gone-awry family dynamics with mystical plot points that keep the audience wondering what’s going on, the actors create a sense of real sisterhood. Within the strange world that Barsotti has created, they keep the play at a lively boil."
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Theatre is Easy
August 29th, 2016

"Barsotti’s intriguing script is brought to life by heartfelt performances. The cast works off each other so organically you could believe they are sisters. Warden’s purposefully ungraceful fight choreography also helps set the dark and raw tone of the show...Yet the show feels slow, at times painfully so. Sometimes it drags so much even some fight scenes feel redundant...'Brewed' has a voice to offer in discussions of feminism and women in theatre, and I look forward to seeing where it goes."
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