Georgia Mertching Is Dead
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Georgia Mertching Is Dead
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Georgia Mertching Is Dead NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(39 Reviews)
Positive
85%
Mixed
10%
Negative
5%
Members say
Funny, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

About the Show

Three best friends set off on a road trip south to celebrate and mourn a figure from their past in this world premiere for EST.

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Member Reviews (39)

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703 Reviews | 213 Followers
85
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Funny, Absorbing

See it if Female bonding: three age 30 BFF's in recovery go on a road trip & confront the "contradictions within" themselves. Funny & serious.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in a "chick flick." Lots of raunchy talk & action. Sex, vaginas, pregnancy, babies, mothers, men. Sappy ending.

687 Reviews | 113 Followers
80
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Indulgent, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if McMullen's female buddy dramedy about a road trip to another woman's funeral Breezy but substantial w/ impressive acting by 3 leads Neat set

Don't see it if Funny, incisive writing covers host of "woman's issues" yet offers no new insights Knowledge of AA recovery issues/lingo helpful Potent end

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
74
Well-played, Uneven, Funny, Frank

See it if you want to hear a smart young voice talking frankly about her generation, just turning 30.

Don't see it if TV comedy writing in the theater gets on your nerves, or you prefer scatology in the theater to have a dramatic point. Read more

402 Reviews | 86 Followers
76
Absorbing, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy humorous plays with some heavier themes like addiction and suicide, you like bold female characters or stories about friendship.

Don't see it if you don't like plays with much profanity and sexual language. Dialogue often has shock value but plotting is predictable.

410 Reviews | 61 Followers
83
Raunchy, Refreshing

See it if Girls Trip-ish with 3 struggling millennial women in substance abuse recovery trying to support each other and get their lives together.

Don't see it if Explicit talk of sex, suicide, substance abuse, abusive relationships, esp from women are triggering / too much for you. Creative staging! Read more

400 Reviews | 61 Followers
86
Refreshing, Funny, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want the best ensemble appearing off B'way right now acting a very witty script by a new voice in town.

Don't see it if foul language offends you.

356 Reviews | 199 Followers
90
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Women Power merged with powerful script & acting. A great play that should be on Broadway! It is not to be missed!

Don't see it if You have issues with women being the center of the plot.

237 Reviews | 19 Followers
48
Disappointing

See it if You are looking for a brand new dark comedy.

Don't see it if You want a play that feels like it’s been workshopped prior. Read more

Critic Reviews (7)

The New York Times
October 10th, 2019

"In ‘Georgia Mertching Is Dead,’ a Road Trip Takes Detours: Catya McMullen’s work is a memory play, a friendship play, a delayed coming-of-age drama and briefly a romantic comedy."
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Time Out New York
October 10th, 2019

4/5 Stars "The play may not break much narrative ground, but it breaks your heart with a piercing exploration of the ways in which loss, trauma and love-romantic, platonic, familial-shape our lives."
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New Yorker
October 21st, 2019

"Beneath the charming, if familiar, premise of the production is a sombre core, about loneliness, brokenness, and addiction, but the play doesn’t take the time to mine that fascinating ground, instead opting for a quick, calculable resolution."
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Theatermania
October 10th, 2019

"Adulting Is Hard for Three Millennials in "Georgia Mertching Is Dead': Catya McMullen's road-trip play makes its world premiere at Ensemble Studio Theatre."
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Lighting & Sound America
October 18th, 2019

"Under the direction of Giovanna Sardelli, Catya McMullen's new play is a relentlessly wisecracking affair, rarely rising about the level of eighth grade snark."
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New York Stage Review
October 11th, 2019

4/5 Stars "'Three Amigas Who've Been to Hell and Back': Millennial survivors take a road trip in Catya McCullen's new play"
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Theatre's Leiter Side
October 15th, 2019

"I found myself unmoved, incredulous (to use an au courant word), bored even, and—apart from a few good zingers—unable to find it as amusing as did many others in the audience…It survives more because of infusions from its able cast than from the nutrients in its dramatic bloodstream."
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