Open run | 2h 0m | Gramercy

Filomena Marturano - Un Matrimonio A La Caribena

From 42 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Delightful

About the show

A comedy of willpower between a well-to-do bachelor/playboy and a determined woman who wants a better life for her children. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles available in select rows. More…

From the show:

Eduardo De Filippo’s classic Neapolitan tale, Filomena, a former prostitute, has been living with shopkeeper Domingo for 25 years. Domingo is set to marry the young Diana, but Filomena feigns mortal illness to convince Domingo to marry her. When he finds out he’s been tricked, he has the marriage annulled. But Filomena will not give up.


Member Reviews (42)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Delightful
89
Avg Score

83
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like a good comedy with some twists and turns performed by a great cast on an interesting set providing an enjoyable two hours.

Don't see it if you do not understand Spanish and you become weary reading subtitles - there's a lot to read among many characters & they lagged the action.

85
Confusing, Difficult to read translation screen, Dated, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like broad comedy. Zulema Clares has superb comic skills. The rest of the cast are also admirable. The set is clever and attractive

Don't see it if You need translation. Formerly it was possible to watch the stage & read. Now a single overhead monitor means missing action to read.

94
Romantic, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You'd enjoy a hilarious battle of the sexes/tug of war family comedy. You'll laugh in the first 3 minutes! Great physicality all around.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy fun family comedies or if you don't speak Spanish and reading subtitles bothers you.

83
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see a well written Soap Opera piece with incredibly good acting and directing. A fun evening.

Don't see it if if you can't speak Spanish and hate super titles. If you don't like Soap Opera plays.

92
Great staging, Absorbing, Exquisite, Funny, Great acting

See it if New brilliant adaptation of an oft told tale

Don't see it if Reading subtitles hurts you

89
Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Must see

See it if you speak Spanish or can read subtitles the play is funny, with pathos and wisdom mixed in. A full house loved this show!

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play in Spanish.

87
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy romantic Spanish comedy, don't mind onscreen translation

Don't see it if you don't understand Spanish & don't like subtitled shows.

Also Entertaining show. On-screen translation didn't always keep up with th... Read more Read less

95
Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if you enjoy foreign movies with titles, you like stories with twists and turns, you speak Spanish, you like a serious story done with humor

Don't see it if you hate titles, you want a musical,

100
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see something original that will make you laugh and cry

Don't see it if you do not like plays in Spanish with subtitles, although this play is well worth the sacrifice.

Also Extraordinary starring performances by Zulema Clares and Sandor Juan i... Read more Read less

93
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like a play with a message, a dramatic plot, well-developed characters and a strong female personality at its core.

Don't see it if you do not care for plays about family conflicts and the relationship between parents and children.

83
Entertaining, Clever

See it if Fun night out, full of laughs, not trying to be anything more than it is. Zulema Clares remains one of the best actors in the city.

Don't see it if Rapid-fire back and forth dialogue, if you're Spanish isn't up to par you'll do a fair amount of reading on a sometimes-delayed supertitle.

95
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Exquisite, Must see

See it if Grt adaptation of Neorealist masterpiece made famous by Sofia/Marcello:dramatic funny story perform by grt actors in artistic Carib set.

Don't see it if you don't appriciate reading subtitles while viewing.

Also Filomena realizes that times have changed-post WWII.She cannot romanti... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Slow, Romantic, Funny, Ambitious

See it if If your Spanish comprehension is fluent, and you like a traditional play

Don't see it if If you need subtitles - Repertorio's system seems to have issues, and one screen available is too hard to follow from the back

95
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if ... if you enjoy funny and unexpected twists and great acting! A must-see.

Don't see it if .... you don’t want to enjoy a few hours of sheer fun.

95
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like willpower comedy between a well-to-do bachelor/playboy and a determined woman who wants just one thing: a better life for her fam.

Don't see it if You are not into Spanish language plays.

82
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are into Spanish comedic dramas. Nice theater.

Don't see it if you don’t understand Spanish and you’re not amenable to supertitles.

Also Two intermissions.

90
Delightful, Great design, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see a clever plot in an intimate setting, you are interested in familial themes, or you'd like to support Latino/as in the arts.

Don't see it if You dislike Spanish/foreign languages, you're opposed to watching questionable marriages onstage (similar to Shakespeare's bed trick plays).

Also The English subtitles are only in some seats; where I was sitting (thr... Read more Read less

95
Refreshing, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if The "Latin" flavor to the play was delightful. I loved everything about it.

Don't see it if There is absolutely no reason not to see this play

85
Entertaining, Funny, Resonant, Delightful

See it if You like humorous family dramas.

Don't see it if If you don't want to rely on supertitles (since it's in Spanish.)

80
Thought-provoking, Dated, Transporting, Confusing, Great writing

See it if you are interested in Eduardo de Filippo or italian drama, you understand spanish, or you enjoy supertitled theater performed in spanish.

Don't see it if you don't understand spanish well and are not willing to work at understanding the supertitles, or you don't enjoy time-bound material.

Also English supertitles are available only in the back of the theater. The... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you love complicated love stories with hidden lessons about family. The leading actors were very talented and played well off each other.

Don't see it if you don’t understand Spanish and Caribbean Spanish expressions. There were no English subtitles for the premiere but we were fluent.

88
Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like stories that invite you to be optimist and believe that there can still be kindness in people. You will be delighted by the acting!

Don't see it if You prefer the cynical view and you like stories that show the worse elements of human condition.

94
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if you want to have a great time! This version brings a fresh point of view of this well-known play. Great actors and a beautiful theater

Don't see it if you are not into plays in Spanish (they have supertitles in several seats of the orchestra).

87
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you like fast moving plays with great acting and interesting storyline.

Don't see it if if you don't like plays in Spanish and small theaters.

100
Delightful, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You like stories with a meaningful message.

Don't see it if Not into spanish speaking plays or non-musical plays.


August 6th, 2019
CRITIC’S PICK "Review: From Last Rites to Marriage Vows in ‘Filomena Marturano’: Resetting the Italian drama on an unnamed Caribbean island, Repertorio Español allows two rich performers to shine in a twisty romance."
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September 16th, 2019
"Just about any visit to Repertorio Español reveals how many accomplished actors the company has at its command. This time around, the name to note is Zulema Clares as the title character…'Filomena Marturano' is often fun, but you might find yourself becoming a bit impatient with its cast of inde...
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