Already closed | 1h 30m | West Village

Faculty Portrait

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant

About the show

Part of iRT's 3B Development Series, this new drama follows Mr. Y who, a year after a school shooting claimed the life of his wife, finds himself teaching in the same classroom where the tragedy occurred.  More…

From the show:

As he is interviewed for the school yearbook, Mr. Y revisits the true horrors of the shooting with three students tied to the event. As their memories flash back to the shooting and the events leading up to it, their shared guilt is in turns heightened and assuaged until they accept the mistakes of the past.

1h 30m | Already closed | IRT Theater (West Village)

Member Reviews (11)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant
69
Avg Score

71
Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing, Clever

See it if A play about school shooting and its relevance afterward. Has some good moments in it.

Don't see it if Can be slow off center at times. If reworked it could be really good.

17
A play about a school shooting and i felt nothing

See it if you want to see a theater piece that shows a positive and uplifting ending to a school shooting

Don't see it if You have already seen several shows in the last five years about school shootings. This is probably the most over done subject in theater

Also I thought the character of the custodian was interesting but the playw... Read more Read less

24
Insulting to victims of mass tragedy, Disappointing, Banal, Bad staging, Bad writing

See it if Sean David DeMers happy pill solution to a tragedy appeals to you.

Don't see it if a kumbaya solution o mourning is not only unrealistic, insults those who suffered tragedy and need to mourn at their own pace

Also Phoebe Holden's "Claire" is the only bright spot in this otherwise ban... Read more Read less

90
Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to view a well-written & acted drama about a school shooting and the human aftermath of impacted lives.

Don't see it if you want a comedy or light topic.

Also This is a very moving and excellent production that should go to a lar... Read more Read less

91
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like to see a multiethnic, talented cast of 6, performing a difficult topic with humor and candor. There’s smoking, gunshots, and some

Don't see it if Cussing. It actually felt like an after school special, or Saturday morning teen entertainment, but, it was enjoyable. It’s a nice small

Also Space. My only gripes are we can hear the actors off-stage, because th... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Resonant, Good ensemble cast, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if U enjoy a good ensemble cast that’s primarily young people working through a difficult subject.

Don't see it if U don’t like small productions, difficult topics like school shootings or don’t want to be transported back to high school.

60
Disappointing

See it if you want to support local theater

Don't see it if you are tired of plays evoking tragedies without having much to say about them.

Also This felt awkward to me from the start, and as the play progressed, it... Read more Read less

90
Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You are interested in a personal and focused point of view relating to a school shooting. It’s an easy dose of an overwhelming experience

Don't see it if You want an all encompassing retelling of a horrible school shooting. It is emotionally on the light side and is well written but light

80
Life-affirming and quietly reassuring that trauma can heal over time, Well written and performed by a cast that does justice to it, A quiet gem of a play

See it if You wish to see the kind of play that tackles the trauma of a school shooting in the quiet routines of the school a year after the tragedy.

Don't see it if The topic of school based violence and shootings is not to your taste. You don't wish to contemplate lives of those who die & those spared.

Also I liked the playwright's approach to writing this play. Mr. DeMers dec... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy cute high school scenes and emotional acting by a mostly young cast.

Don't see it if You don't care much about school theme drama

80
Profound, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Clever

See it if you enjoy emotional roll coaster ride of human relations in difficult and evolving circumstances.

Don't see it if you don't want to re-live the teenage angst


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