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Covenant NYC Reviews and Tickets

(81 Ratings)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Riveting, Entertaining

About the Show

A guitarist's rise to fame sparks rumors of a pact with the devil.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (54)

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90 Reviews | 17 Followers
Intense, Great staging, Great writing, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You'd enjoy an expertly paced gothic horror tale - a slow-burn exploration of family secrets. Brilliant use of a sparse, intimate set.

Don't see it if If you struggle with small, enclosed spaces, this one might not be for you.

58 Reviews | 4 Followers
Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if you want to see what can be done with, essentially, just great actors and some lights. The pacing and tension built here is expert.

Don't see it if you don't like thrillers. This is less "horror" and more eerie/atmospheric/tense. But if that's *really* not your bag, maybe stay home.

72 Reviews | 9 Followers
Intense, Eerie, Gripping, Gothic, Great acting

See it if You want a production that smartly transforms its space into a claustrophobic setting of a southern gothic tale. Superb acting, great script

Don't see it if You don't like total darkness, scares, talks about God/Devil/religion, character monologues as a plot device, not spoon-fed info linearly Read more

116 Reviews | 22 Followers
Riveting, Intense, Great acting

See it if Creepy horror play with moments of levity. Great acting

Don't see it if You have sensory issues. Small room and loud

156 Reviews | 18 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Eerie, Intense

See it if you want to see a play that shows the horrors, real & imagined, that can occur by placing blind trust & faith in religion & fellow humans.

Don't see it if you don't like immersive theatre or plays that move slowly towards a climax often with parts making no sense until revealed at the end. Read more

99 Reviews | 24 Followers
Frightening, Gripping, Absorbing, Immersive feeling

See it if you like horror stories with character-archetypes. It feels predictable but still manages a surprising ending.

Don't see it if you scare easily like me. The black box theater is great for surrounding you but I felt uncomfortably trapped in some of the scarier moments

53 Reviews | 9 Followers
Great staging, Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like a Southern gothic horror play in an intimate setting with some great acting performances and direction with interesting themes

Don't see it if You don’t like plays without intermission, bothered by religious content- references to the devil

133 Reviews | 9 Followers
Refreshing, Great acting, Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want a new take on a familiar topic or an intense theatre experience.

Don't see it if intimate spaces are not your preference or if you would rather lighter themes in a play.

Critic Reviews (5)

The New York Times
October 27th, 2023

Critic’s Pick - " 'Covenant' is more interested in unraveling the women’s trust in faith, self and one another to examine how feelings become codified into mythology."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 26th, 2023

“ ‘Covenant’ deals with the destructive results of shame, and it functions best when it’s least ashamed of its own idiom. The farther the show leans towards pure horror—in all its blackout-and-blood-curdling-scream deliciousness—the more exciting and free it feels.”
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New York Theatre Guide
October 27th, 2023

“For all of ‘Covenant’s’ spareness, its set, with a walkway splitting the audience and leaving a doorway to a readily available unknown, is striking in its ability to use space both economically and freely. Because, ultimately, director Tiffany Nichole Greene understands ‘Covenant’ is a showcase for the actors.”
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October 26th, 2023

“ ‘Covenant’ is absolutely an enjoyable piece to watch. You’ll be frightened in the best way possible, like watching a horror movie up close, or wandering through an immersive haunted house. The play is probably best taken for this entertainment value, because the more you think about what happened and the implications of the various twists, the more it begins to unravel. So just lean into the spookiness – ’tis the season, after all.”
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Off Off Online
November 26th, 2023

“Under Tiffany Nichole Greene’s direction, ‘Covenant’ is genuinely scary, and that it achieves this for an audience inundated with high-budget, digital effects–driven entertainment is a testament to the theatrical craft on display.”
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