Doctors Jane and Alexander
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Doctors Jane and Alexander
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Doctors Jane and Alexander NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(31 Reviews)
Positive
71%
Mixed
29%
Negative
0%
Members say
Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Confusing

About the Show

A new play about the playwright’s grandfather, Alexander S. Wiener, who discovered the Rh Factor in blood. 

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Member Reviews (31)

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878 Reviews | 218 Followers
70
Disappointing, Great acting, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if If you want a play that examines a person reliving the life of her parents. Good acting and sometimes interesting.

Don't see it if If you do not like plays that are indulgent and not always fluid. This show gets slow at times

713 Reviews | 119 Followers
86
Entertaining vaudeville, Great ensemble work, Familial exploration, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if you believe a family's history significantly influences its members present. Uses memories, songs, poems, letters, journals & top hats

Don't see it if family issues distress you, particularly parent to child relationships. No matter how entertaining the root of this show is abandonment

390 Reviews | 98 Followers
68
Slow, Quirky, Disappointing, Sweet idea. banal script.

See it if You want to hear a son give obeisance to his demented mother.

Don't see it if Like the other son; you did not want to hear her toileting diary.

306 Reviews | 193 Followers
76
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to enjoy a writer relives his life with his family where his mother is the central character with his famous grandfather.

Don't see it if You want an upbeat play. The topic is a serious one.

220 Reviews | 110 Followers
60
Found play (based on interviews), Good acting in very weak script, Dull dull dull, Rh factor co-founder, Honesty & dishonesty

See it if You’re interested in family drama about famous scientists & don’t expect any science, history or meaningful (universal) exchanges.

Don't see it if You have a parent or spouse in a wheel chair, or dislike personal retrospectives that do not plumb the depths of human connection for all. Read more

230 Reviews | 39 Followers
75
Confusing, Dizzying, Absorbing

See it if very confusing drama about a real person in history...choppy script ...good acting...

Don't see it if you wznt a linear straight forward drama..

174 Reviews | 20 Followers
69
Cliched, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you don't want to learn any science. Well produced play is boring.

Don't see it if you expect to find excitement in your theater-going

92 Reviews | 10 Followers
87
Refreshing, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a mixture of non-fiction mixed with comedy, drama, musical numbers and a bit of dancing.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate the sciences, or non-fiction combined with a bit of absurdist comedy. Read more

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
February 7th, 2020

"Blood Runs Too Thick in ‘Doctors Jane and Alexander’: Edward Einhorn’s playful play takes on a lot: his scientist grandfather, his aging mother and his own doubts about putting their lives onstage."
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Lighting & Sound America
February 3rd, 2020

"At times, Doctors Jane and Alexander comes across a pileup of interesting data points in search of dramatic expression, but the mother-son scenes are written with real tenderness and regret; Jane's terse answers are suffused with a Pinterian melancholy."
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TheaterScene.net
February 4th, 2020

"Fortunately, the piece is about more than RH factors, even if it doesn't completely spare its audience some of the dry, lid-lowering facts about the red stuff..."
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New York Theater
January 29th, 2020

"Comes off as less about either of these two potentially fascinating people -- their work, their relationship -- than as the theatrical equivalent of Edward Einhorn's family album….painfully self-conscious…It does contain some rich material...It's poignant to see the infirm Jane."
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