Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown E

For Annie

From 25 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

About the show

The Hearth presents the New York premiere of Beth Hyland's play about a sorority that mounts a show to commemorate the death of one of their own. More…

Annie Lambert was murdered in the middle of her senior year. So her sisters of the Beta Tau Alpha sorority at SUNY Onondaga are memorializing her in the best way they know how: They're putting on a play. 'For Annie' uses Greek chorus, pop music, dance, and a lot of glitter to explore grief, guilt, sisterhood, and what it means to remember. The inaugural production of The Hearth, a new theater company dedicated to shows about and by women.

1h 30m | Already closed | Lucid Body House (Midtown E)

January 8th, 2017
"Hyland’s writing is filled with authentic details that vividly realize her central character as well as subtly delineating the rest of the group...Hyland’s highly theatrical treatment infuses such a sadly familiar situation with dynamism as well as restrained sentimentality...With the plucky cha...
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December 20th, 2016
"The performances are so natural and convincing that it’s easy to be persuaded that this is a devised piece based on personal experience and improvisation. But the play is masterfully scripted from the first curtain speech to the final number…Director Emma Miller guides the production gently with...
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December 21st, 2016
"A sincere exploration of the pressing issue of domestic violence...although, theatrically, it tends to oversimplify and oversweeten its tale...Miller's cast brings high the production, and Hyland writes with compassion. But the play feels unfinished, making little use of the theatric...
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December 19th, 2016
"Annie and Nick's story is typical in many ways, but its very typicality is what makes its telling important...The choice to present 'For Annie' as as play-within-a-play lends it dimension, and it is very successful in creating the reality of its frame...It isn't easy to realistically play non-pr...
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