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Glass Guignol: The Brother and Sister Play
East Village

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

(5 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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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.

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

Critic Reviews (2)

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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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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