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From 19 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Intense

About the show

This new play tells the story of an unlikely connection that develops between a middle-aged, non-religious Jewish woman and a young Hasidic man struggling with schizophrenia.  More…

Hired to be his caretaker, the woman attempts to give him the support he needs, but discovers that her agenda may have more to do with her own needs than his. The play offers important lessons on love and trust.


1h 10m | Already closed | The Playroom Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (19)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Intense
83
Avg Score

90
Moving, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Intense

See it if Excellent realistic story of a caretaker & her psychotic patient. She needs him & loves him but it is so hard. Sacrifice has limits.

Don't see it if Lots of sexual content, male rape, insensitive religious people. Difficult, disturbing scenes with mental illness.

78
Riveting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want an honest look at both Hasidic culture and mental illness, brilliantly portrayed by Yoni Bronstein with good cast support.

Don't see it if the portrayal of serious mental illness, including sexual activity and loud eruptions would be a trigger for you.

85
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if About a young man who has metal illness and this caretaker.

Don't see it if can not handle the subject and can be hard to watch if you had experience in mental illness.

Also A very really look at schizophrenia.

100
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You you want to be part of a new way to view mental illness. It's a daring new play that should be seen everyone. .

Don't see it if You can't handle the darkness of mental illness. This piece can help you become compassionate with those that suffer and need understanding.

89
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if A sensitive realistic tale of a seriously mentally ill man and his caretaker that enraptures the audience.

Don't see it if Illness turns you off.

65
Edgy, Cliched, Slow, Raunchy, Intense

See it if you want to explore experimental theatre or experience life with schizophrenic young Hasdidic Jew from view of non-observant Jewish divorcee

Don't see it if you are disturbed by discussion of mental illness, suicide, pedophilia, and sexual and familial disfunction in Hasidic Jewish community.

Also This play addresses courageously a difficult and intensely disturbing ... Read more Read less

77
Great acting, Serious subject, Very real

See it if 2 stellar performances. Very realistic dialogue and situations. Insight into both mental illness and the Hassidic culture.

Don't see it if You're expecting a comedy. I suppose there are a few funny moments but overall - this is a bit of a downer.

Also Some of the monologues by the mentally ill character got a bit tedious... Read more Read less

85
Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if u want to witness the life of a young Hassidic schizophrenic boy and his relationship with a secular Jewish social worker who tries to help.

Don't see it if You are averse to seeing a lot of primitive behavior acted out, or do not wish to engage with beliefs and lifestyle of a closed community.

Also The author and woman who plays the social worker obviously has had som... Read more Read less

87
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a fun show with great acting

Don't see it if You don't want to see a funny show

91
Entertaining, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a powerful exploration of the experiences of a paranoid schizophrenic, and his relationship with his caretakers and family.

Don't see it if you’re sensitive to a show dealing unabashedly with its portrayal of schizophrenia, or if you’re not interested in the Hasidic culture.

89
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to gain insight to the patient therapist relationship

Don't see it if you dont like plays about mental health issues

83
Resonant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in problems in the Orthodox community and how a traditional culture handles the stigma of mental illness

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with any negative depiction of Jews or Orthodox Jews. You want light fare

Also Leads were very good. Supporting characters so-so--the social worker d... Read more Read less

82
Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You want to develop an awareness of what it is like to be mentally ill and have people react in ways that aren’t always appropriate or nice.

Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment, or offended by rough language

Also This play left me leaving the theater thinking about what I had experi... Read more Read less

70
Indulgent, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You like shows with Jewish themes that deal with sexual abuse and how the community deals with this issue.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing plays with Jewish themes that deal with sexual abuse.

86
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You are interested in hearing about mental illness, relationships, and you just want a delightful evening.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with talk about mental illness, or you need a big showy set.

89
Profound, Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love humanity,have experience in mental illness & are looking x answers; you appreciate a great cast &learn more about Hasidic culture.

Don't see it if you experience mental illness or you are not strong enough to deal with the story.

Also The story is about a young Hasidic man with schzophrenia and an older ... Read more Read less

65
Relevant, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if If you have compassion for a child who is not only mentall I’ll, but a victim of child molestation and rejected by his orthodox parents.

Don't see it if If you want to see great acting with a story that has an ending that brings closure. The lead actor was excellent. The others not as good.

80
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like excellent acting and serious dramas. Accurate portrayal of the Hasidic community and their concern for appearances.

Don't see it if you are disturbed about issues surrounding mental illness or issues relating to the Hasidic community

Also Unclear that the main character was properly diagnosed - it seemed tha... Read more Read less

79
Thought-provoking, Profound, Ambitious, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if If you like thought provoking shows, especially if the Hasidic community interests you

Don't see it if If you din't like shows about mental illness


June 24th, 2019
"Stunned by a performance which would have knocked your socks off if you were wearing any...The five-character play...tells the story of an unlikely connection that develops between a middle aged non-religious Jewish woman and a young Hasidic man struggling with schizophrenia...Henderson did an e...
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