Forbidden NYC Reviews and Tickets

51%
(9 Reviews)
Positive
11%
Mixed
45%
Negative
44%
Members say
Disappointing, Insipid, Cliched, Raunchy, Fluffy

About the Show

Playwright/actor Rick Charles Mueller, takes a chapter from one of his own earlier plays and fictionalizes it with a #MeToo twist.

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Member Reviews (9)

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39
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if If you want to see a play that was rewritten from it's original works.

Don't see it if If you want a clear show that is more linear, a musical. A better written play.

51
Slow, Disappointing, Insipid, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you have time to spend with three characters who share parts of their lives that are sometimes entertaining, but mostly fall flat.

Don't see it if you cannot sit in a tight-seat theater for over two hours watching a new production that needs tightening up in script and staging.

50
Insipid, Indulgent, Raunchy

See it if you are related to someone in the cast. or you support 13th Street Rep

Don't see it if Something is missing. The actors seem to be missing something We could not feel for any of the 3 leads. Not a great depiction of BiPolarD...

35
Banal, Cliched, Excruciating, Insipid, Raunchy

See it if you'll identify w/a narcissistic old white gay w/a mentally ill best female friend who uses a casting couch to seduce a young Af-Am man

Don't see it if You know the difference between being bipolar and schizophrenic. You expect a good script and good acting. Read more

69
Ambitious, Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if You would enjoy a "scream queen", a gray gay director and an ambitious young actor in a #metoo pre-code mashup.

Don't see it if You want a straightforward earnest depiction of the current discussions of sexual harassment in the workplace or mental health. Read more

40
Cliched, Disappointing, Gay-friendly, Repetitive dialogue, Talky, talky, talky

See it if you like plots where the cast portrays theatre folks (dramatist + actor) & a story where a rich 60-ish male "crushes" on a 20-ish newbie

Don't see it if you want to see good acting or a drama with CONFLICT instead of aimless chit-chat -- like an annoying argument you might overhear at a diner Read more

86
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in a realistic depiction of mental illness and a concise but nuanced version of the Me Too situation in theater

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with real depictions of mental illness. You are sick of hearing about Me Too situations although this is nuanced Read more

16
Too personal, Ambitious

See it if YOu feel compassionate to Aids survivors and want to see a very revealing by the play/ lead actor, who really tells his story

Don't see it if YOu have a very high level of acting

Critic Reviews (1)

L
August 12th, 2018

“Starr expertly captures the agony of her character’s mental illness. She can be funny and fascinating...But within seconds, she can become rowdy, rude, and hard to take...Journigan is engaging and perfectly cast...In addition to dynamic performances...the play also features a very smart and often very funny script. ‘Forbidden’ could strongly benefit, however, from smoother flow between scenes; the delayed transition from setting to setting could easily become the play’s fatal flaw.”
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