Already closed | 1h 30m | Queens

Eight Tales of Pedro

From 29 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Clever, Absorbing, Relevant, Funny

About the show

Two sets of storytellers, some now and some in the 17th century, cross a country, risking everything for a new life. As they tell their tales, their lives and plots combine and intertwine into the same conclusion.

1h 30m | Already closed | The Secret Theatre (Queens)

Member Reviews (29)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Clever, Absorbing, Relevant, Funny
91
Avg Score

80
Must-see / very entertaining, Beautiful music (guitar) accompaniment, Some strong committed performances, Relevant / absorbing / engrossing / resonant, Well-written moving script / creative story-telling

See it if you'd enjoy exploring a different setting (black box theater in Queens), w/a tight-knit cast, moving script, & beautiful background music.

Don't see it if play(s)-w/in-a-play isn't your thing; use of another language not always translated throws you; minimalist theater doesn't rock your world.

Also Most will hopefully get it; everyone should definitely see it.... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Resonant, Relevant, Must see, Romantic

See it if You are looking for a play with immediate relevance to your world as it is today. You want to support Latinx artists.

Don't see it if You dislike blackbox style plays. This is a barebones play. Effective, but sparse in design.

Also "If I learned anything from this experience, it’s that we writers need... Read more Read less

76
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You enjoy small scale storytelling with a purpose. There is joy in hearing a classic legend, and soul in the immigrants finding their story.

Don't see it if You have no patience or willingness to hear about people you may not understand.

82
Absorbing, Clever, Cliched, Resonant, Great acting

See it if You like a well acted play that demonstrates how stories build community

Don't see it if You are sick of hamfisted Donald Trump references in every GD play that opens. Mind that the wrapper narrative is preachy not absorbing.

75
Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Minimalistic, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in immigration problems you want to know more about latino culture you like short stories

Don't see it if you expect a big staging or a big production. you don't like indie theatre.

91
Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a show with actors jumping seamlessly between their characters and the characters they play in the stories in the play.

Don't see it if You're a non-Spanish speaker and don't want to deal with a small amount of dialogue being in Spanish.

Also Eight Tales of Pedro is a story-within-a-play set among a group of six... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you like creativity, the writing takes you through every person & leaves you wanting more. Will give you all the feels for each character.

Don't see it if you are not someone who can see things from another person's view and if you don't like creativity.

95
Thought-provoking, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great writing

See it if you like a show that combines humor with pathos and thought-provoking discussion.

Don't see it if You don't like "story-theatre" technique or are anti-immigrant.

80
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Riveting

See it if You like great story telling!

Don't see it if If you do not like foreigners. This is a moving story about immigrants.

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Profound, Relevant

See it if You want to share an evening with an audience and actors who care about our shared humanity with deportees, re-enacting stories to stay sane

Don't see it if You don't like imaginative theater that layers cultural stories into the new stories of the people re-enacting fables for comfort/courage

99
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You care about world/personal events of today and how we all have history/family/baggage that makes us who we are.

Don't see it if you don't understand the world today and don't care. If lessons learned yesterday mean nothing, you won't enjoy this story of courage & love

97
Clever, Profound, Relevant

See it if You want to see great story telling with a message that really hits home now

Don't see it if You are a bigot

100
Resonant, Clever, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You want to witness storytelling at its finest. The cast and production team are so talented and you'll be moved to both laughter and tears.

Don't see it if You want an apolitical fluff piece with splashy design elements.

Also The script is engaging and nuanced, the direction is innovative and su... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Creative, moving,

See it if Creative, cleverly staged, moving. Addresses immigration but not preachy. Writing sophisticated yet accessible to anyone over 10. Go see it!

Don't see it if Haters with closed minds may not like it (but would benefit from seeing it).

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You like smart, timely, and honest storytelling. This is an enchanting, gorgeously written, and beautifully staged piece of theatre.

Don't see it if you require big budget special effects in your theatre-going.

100
Resonant, Relevant, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if ...you enjoy pieces of theatre that utilize ensemble acting that revels in storytelling--and connecting those stories to our world today.

Don't see it if ...you are easily disappointed by small, low budget productions that focus on great acting and staging over spectacle.

100
Relevant, Must see, Funny, Clever

See it if You want to be taken in by funny Latinx folkloric tales that will ultimately break your heart before lifting you up again.

Don't see it if You don't like storytelling theatre, or are afraid to be part of the immigration conversation.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Hilarious, Romantic

See it if A chemistry of the cast like a strong and nuanced vintage....thanks to the director. The story is important. Funny, sad, powerful, inspiring

Don't see it if I can think of no good reason not to see this show...

Also A chemistry of the cast like a strong and nuanced vintage....wonderful... Read more Read less

100
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Funny, Great writing

See it if You want to see a smart, thought-provoking show that is entertaining, funny, yet endearing and in touch with today's world.

Don't see it if Everyone should see it, honestly.

100
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if This show brings depth, sadness, and laughter to the audience. The music speaks the language of each character and is artistic.

Don't see it if you dislike theatre

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Moving, Beautifully executed

See it if you enjoy creative theatrical works that captivate, entertain, and move you. This is a stunning ensemble piece with immense humor and heart.

Don't see it if you are a cynic or rely on spectacle for entertainment. This piece is sweet, nostalgic, fun, thoughtful, and simply executed.

Also Genuinely one of the best pieces of theatre I've seen in a long time. ... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You understand the universal language of folk stories, you believe a fool can become a hero, and that love will always trump hate.

Don't see it if you think the art of theater begins and ends with Cats.

94
Enchanting, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if It gives the audience a needed opportunity to see the humanity of individuals. The play transcends labels and pre-conceived notions.

Don't see it if I can't find a reason for someone not to see this show. It's too important, especially right now.

100
Delightful, Ambitious, Entertaining, Hilarious, Resonant

See it if You enjoy Theatre that entertains while also highlighting what’s occurring in today’s world.

Don't see it if If you don’t like amazing theatre

Also Eight Tales of Pedro celebrates the culture and strength of Latinos an... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a show with amazing Latinx talent that is relevant, engaging, heart warming, and funny.

Don't see it if You don't like good theater.


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