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Members say: Great acting, Clever, Intelligent, Funny, Thought-provoking
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Critics
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3 reviews
Members
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11 reviews
 

Part of FringeNYC: Meet Jenny, an everyday princess on a quest to become a queen with a throne of her own. A ritualistic, modern fairytale charting her journey to confirm her right to existence in a world that tells women to be less.... Read more

Categories: Solo Show, Drama, International. Written by Jenny Macdonald. Directed by Joe Salvatore.

 

Reviews (14)

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69
Avg Score

45
The New York Times

"An autobiographical tale of female empowerment, it’s told from too great an emotional remove, with more obfuscation than is helpful." Full Review

95
NY Theatre Guide

"Macdonald is an agile, comedic, raucous actress who drags you along like a racing leprechaun in search of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow…Joe Salvatore tells her story with his particularly glorious theatrical style. This collaboration has proved to be a great synergy between transformative truth telling and theatricality. The piece is beautifully imagined, perfectly executed, and crafted with wit and joy…We need more of these 21st century feminist fairy tales." Full Review

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Theatre is Easy

"A show that’s, by necessity, all about the performer. Luckily, Jenny Macdonald is committed and compelling as she shares her story. The narrative, though occasionally saggy, is etched in enough detail to offer the pleasure of a good yarn—or a relatable fable, complete with 'a queen, a princess, a devil, and the truest love'—but spare enough at the essential places to leave certain questions unanswered, ones that may well settle on you on your journey home." Full Review

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83
Avg Score

85
Funny, Enchanting, Intelligent

See it if enjoy an engaging and thoughtful performance.

Don't see it if you are expecting a straight fairy tale adaptation.

100
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see, Relevant

See it if You like to watch personal narratives that relate to your own life story

Don't see it if You are not ready for an emotionally charged evening of theatre

82
Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if you're excited about touching personal narratives and unexpected theatrical style.

Don't see it if you aren't ready to confront serious issues or deal with heavy topics at the theatre - not for those interested in "art for art's sake"

20
Indulgent, Banal, Confusing, Insipid, Slow

See it if You consider your life to be a confusing fairy tale, even if this play will not clear the confusion. You don't mind a lack of clarity.

Don't see it if You want to be captivated by a compelling and intense theatrical production.

95
Poignant, Clever, Great acting, Must see, Resonant

See it if you love to get your catharsis on in the theatre and/or if you just like plain-ole good acting. Jenny is STUNNING.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows. But, maybe still see this one anyway.

95
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate exquisitely delivered monologues, don't need ambitious staging and enjoy thoughtful, relatable coming-of-age stories.

Don't see it if You require flashy impressive staging and aren't a fan of one-person theatre. Otherwise, do.

100
Delightful, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you have a daughter or know someone who does.

Don't see it if you are not prepared to do some deep thinking about your own attitudes on how you treat women.

90
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you are drawn to personal narratives and artful storytelling.

Don't see it if all you want is something light and entertaining.

96
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You like to see someone put it all out there (in a good way).

Don't see it if You don't like modern princesses.

100
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of realistic, profound one-woman shows. This show is masterfully acted, directed, and designed.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a fast-paced plot.

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting

See it if You like imaginative solo theater. Jenny's engaging, stylized performance makes the truth of what she's telling even more powerful.

Don't see it if You're expecting a straight up fictional fairytale.