Already closed | 1h 45m | Midtown W

Chasing the River

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Disappointing, Absorbing, Confusing, Realistic portrayal of topic

About the show

Chain Theatre's world premiere is about survival, second chances and learning to bet on yourself. More…

From then show:

Recently released from prison, a young woman returns to her childhood home—the scene of the crime that put her away when she was just a teenager. Still entwined in the memories of her tumultuous youth, she struggles to break free and focus on her future. Chasing the River is about survival, second chances and learning to bet on yourself.

CHAIN THEATRE is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Jean Dobie Giebel’s CHASING THE RIVER, directed by Ella Jane New. CHASING THE RIVER, which was a finalist for the ATHE Excellence in Playwriting Award and has been optioned for TV, will play a limited Off-Broadway engagement at Chain Theatre.

1h 45m | Already closed | The Chain Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (5)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Disappointing, Absorbing, Confusing, Realistic portrayal of topic
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Avg Score

55
Realistic portrayal of topic, Great lighting, Great set, Solid acting, Disappointing

See it if you want a realistic portrayal of the anatomy of pedophilia

Don't see it if you want good dramaturgy and direction

Also Raye Levine Spielberg once again provides an off-off Broadway audience... Read more Read less

79
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a drama you must pay attention to to learn the details. Excellent presentation of domestic abuse

Don't see it if You are looking for something light.

30
Slow, Insipid, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you enjoy plays that have potential; but there is much work yet to do.

Don't see it if stories of sexual child abuse disturb you. Also, the actors just push too hard and the performances are overblown for such a small space.

Also There is potential with this story but it definitely needs much refini... Read more Read less

During previews
48
Lacks substance

See it if You are interested in a play that shows the repercussions of what it’s like to be a teenage girl with an abusive father

Don't see it if You are expecting a different take on a subject that’s been done many times in the past

Also The shoe is there and so is the shoelace but somebody needs to put the... Read more Read less

During previews
99
Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see great acting, directing, terrific lighting and all around solid work off Broadway.

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason why.


February 13th, 2020
"There's a lot going in Chasing the River, arguably too much for ninety minutes…But there's no denying that [it]maintains a page-turning hold on one's attention."
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February 12th, 2020
"The subject matter of 'Chasing the River' is, of course, viable, but the play is not as nuanced and insightful as one would hope-nor is it particularly gripping. Sometimes the action feels stagey, and at other times it seems undercooked."
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February 23rd, 2020
"In an era where #MeToo has become a clarion call, many women still don't speak out, fearing shame and stigma. This play is a powerful reminder of society's failure to adequately address this issue."
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