R&R Productions presents a new, one-woman history play about the legend of police officer Mary Shanley: a trail blazer, a maverick, and a true New York original. More…
A pioneer for females in law enforcement, Mary Shanley joined the NYPD in 1931, quickly becoming a Gotham all-star and tabloid sensation. Making a staggering 1,000 career arrests, she became the fourth woman in history to make Detective First Grade—and then nearly lost it all.
See it if You enjoy learning about obscure New York historical figures
Don't see it if You don't like leaving with more questions than answers.
See it if you are interested in a fascinating character study driven by a historical figure. Also a fun, engaging way to learn something new.
Don't see it if you struggle with one-performer pieces. It's a solid one-woman show, but not everyone likes to engage their imagination in that way.
See it if Rachel McPhee completely owns the small Shetler Bridge theater, bringing the story of Mary Shanley to life with humor and grace
Don't see it if You can't stand solo performances or if you hate women
See it if You are a play lover, and appreciate seeing something that asks a lot of questions and makes you think. Also if you are pro-women!
Don't see it if You like more pomp and circumstance in your theater. Or if need to have everything figured out at the conclusion.
See it if You enjoy great acting, clever character-driven solo performance, and like a little herstory with your evening of entertainment.
Don't see it if Dislike short shows or are envious of great accent/dialect work.