Burnished By Grief – A Romantic Comedy
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Burnished By Grief – A Romantic Comedy

Burnished By Grief – A Romantic Comedy NYC Reviews and Tickets

(5 Ratings)
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Great writing, Intelligent, Delightful, Clever, Funny

About the Show

La MaMa presents 'Burnished By Grief – A Romantic Comedy,' a love letter to the chaos of cramped New York City living from Obie award-winning playwright Ellen Maddow.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (5)

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536 Reviews | 279 Followers
Banal, Cliched, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you enjoy sophomoric theatrical ventures. I am still trying to rationalize why this company has been around for so long.

Don't see it if your taste runs to more realistic plays rather than over-the-top ones like this.

18 Reviews | 9 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you appreciate seeing the foibles and challenges of the human condition portrayed by brave performers

Don't see it if you've already made your mind up about who is wrong and who is right; you want theater to be fluff

10 Reviews | 4 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in old school experimental theatre. You are interested in the east village theatre scene.

Don't see it if You have trouble following abstract plotlines. You find poetry in theatre distracting. You are looking for something literal.

5 Reviews | 2 Followers
Intelligent, Hilarious, Great writing, Must see, Romantic

See it if My Friends

Don't see it if My family

1 Review | 0 Followers
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny

See it if there is an interaction with audience

Don't see it if it has no creativity

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
January 28th, 2016

"A mildly morbid but irrepressibly effervescent lark...The play evolves into an exuberant celebration of color and quirk…This production grew out of Ms. Maddow’s experiences as a volunteer in Brooklyn Civil Court. The influence is palpable...Ms. Maddow reminds us that for all the strains attendant upon urban living, every now and then novel and wonderful relationships emerge."
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New York Theatre Review
February 4th, 2016

"'Burnished By Grief' works in part because nobody in the cast or creative team seems to take anything too seriously. The actors clearly take great joy in their performances, playing each moment, no matter how severe, with a wink to the audience in a way that is endearing rather than frustrating...While the heightened style might not be for everyone, the consistency throughout creates a complete picture."
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January 27th, 2016

"There are no stand-outs in the cast, only in the sense that every single actor imbues his and her character with that commedia zaniness that makes even their griefs transform into joie de vivre. Maddow’s witty, intelligent dialogue lifts us up. Her text and characters are exuberant, infecting the audience with joy."
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