Glass Guignol: The Brother and Sister Play
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Glass Guignol: The Brother and Sister Play

Glass Guignol: The Brother and Sister Play NYC Reviews and Tickets

(6 Reviews)
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Edgy, Indulgent, Slow, Ambitious, Confusing

About the Show

The newest work from storied experimental theater collective Mabou Mines is inspired by the complex relationship between Tennessee Williams and his sister Rose. 

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Member Reviews (6)

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674 Reviews | 157 Followers
Dizzying, Edgy, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if admire risk in the theater, or like irreverent but loving mash-ups of the classics -- in this case Tennessee Williams & Mary Shelley.

Don't see it if only like traditionally made plays or can't abide stretches of confusion, waiting for it all to click in -- it does & does not.. Read more

1127 Reviews | 299 Followers
Ambitious, Banal, Confusing, Edgy, Intense

See it if If you like east village anent garde type of a show. Adaptation of Tennessee Williams glass menagerie. Had some entertainment too it.

Don't see it if Avante garde type shows, like theatre, or film noir is not for everyone. This show can escape you in a second.

43 Reviews | 20 Followers
Intelligent, Quirky, Resonant, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you are interested in a deconstruction of Tennessee Williams' TWO-CHARACTER PLAY, GLASS MENAGERIE and a few others.

Don't see it if you have a short attention span or require a more traditional "play".

27 Reviews | 9 Followers
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if You're on some sort of hallucinogenic drugs that can transform a piece of art from indulgent and cliche to brilliance??

Don't see it if You are a normal functioning human being who likes good things and dislikes bad ones. Read more

12 Reviews | 2 Followers
Absorbing, Fascinating, Riveting

See it if you love Tennessee Williams and you like direction that illuminates sometimes even astonishes and unforgettable acting

Don't see it if you have no interest in Williams or engaging something mysterious

4 Reviews | 1 Follower
Compelling, Flexible, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if the show has long closed but see it if you can time travel. The show was clever, snappy, and engrossing. R.I.P Lee Breuer

Don't see it if if you cant time travel...

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
December 11th, 2017

"Despite its fits of humor and flashes of ingenuity and borrowings from 'Frankenstein,' it rarely feels alive...In stitching so many of these plays together, Mabou Mines uncovers the deep structures underlying them...Though the ideas underpinning 'Glass Guignol' are shrewd, the biographical context wrenching, the staging seemingly audacious, the play itself is often inert...This is shock treatment with a low current."
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The Huffington Post
December 14th, 2017

“The moments that this production chose to highlight from these various works revealed a story that I had not previously considered...A truly smart and performatively engaging work...If you are a fan of experimental theatre, Williams, amazing puppets, and/or plays that deal with mental health in a nuanced way, then this one is for you. And even if you aren’t very familiar with Williams’s work, I still firmly believe that this journey into the darkness of the looking glass is for you.”
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