Confidence (and The Speech)
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Confidence (and The Speech)
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Confidence (and The Speech) NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(44 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
16%
Negative
2%
Members say
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Intelligent, Entertaining

About the Show

In this new drama, when a college professor is asked by a male student about her role time in the Carter administration, she retells it dramatically, with her playing Carter, and her student playing her.

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Member Reviews (44)

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741 Reviews | 121 Followers
70
Indulgent, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you remember President Carter's staff. Or if you are curious about presidential speech writing. Clever character reversal held my interest

Don't see it if you have no idea why any particular presidential speech deserves this much attention. The play fails to explain it. Some of it seems forced

MJK
677 Reviews | 186 Followers
65
Intelligent, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Phlegmatic, Ambitious

See it if ur a politics wonk & want to (re)examine an important speech in the Carter presidency, its legacy & the potential impact it could have had.

Don't see it if you're not interested in historical fiction masked as docu-theater; ur a climate change denier; u seek a plot-heavy, action-filled drama. Read more

628 Reviews | 93 Followers
76
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if you would enjoy watching how politics work behind the scenes in the Carter administration. Some clever gender switching in roles.

Don't see it if you want to know more about this speech. Only a brief excerpt is shown at the end. Read more

374 Reviews | 69 Followers
75
Informative, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you are interested in politics, are a fan of President Carter or a fan of the politicians and the politics of his time.

Don't see it if If you are not a president Carter’s fan or do not enjoy behind the scene views of politics and politicians.

211 Reviews | 38 Followers
78
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Good acting, Clever

See it if you’re interested in some behind the scenes of political history concerning Jimmy Carter, his administration, and his malaise speech.

Don't see it if you’re not interested in plays with political themes, Jimmy Carter, or his speech.

195 Reviews | 20 Followers
75
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You are interested in political history

Don't see it if You like musicals and comedies

188 Reviews | 33 Followers
82
Relevant, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want to see a behind-the-scenes story of the creation of Jimmy Carter's Crisis of Confidence (aka Malaise) Speech. Great ending.

Don't see it if you're not interested in how history relates to today.

188 Reviews | 15 Followers
85
Relevant, Ambitious, Clever, Confusing

See it if You want an original creative show. It was confusing, but I really liked it.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional play.

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
November 24th, 2019

"Political plots can be dry as toast. Hatem attempts to spice things up by crossing the genders of the actors playing Carter and young Cynthia; the convention is an interesting choice although it really doesn't add any new light to the characters or story and is sometimes distracting."
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Front Row Center
November 22nd, 2019

Score: 78% "It was a crossroads that ended up being a road not taken that we are suffering from today."
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