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Grace is Good

From 55 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Entertaining, Slow

About the show

A new drama at Theater for the New City examining the limits of professional relationships and the danger of rumors. More…

Grace is a new hire at an aviation publication and all her co-workers are trying to keep an eye out for her, so she doesn’t make any rookie mistakes. Warren, the paper’s managing editor, decides to take the new reporter under his wing, but as their friendship grows so does the suspicion of her co-workers. The office grows tense as accusations fly and the situation spirals out of control. 


Member Reviews (55)

MEMBERS SAY:

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Entertaining, Slow
72
Avg Score

53
Thought-provoking, Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if A #meetoo movement piece from a different perspective. Boss has a advantage over young worker.

Don't see it if If your not into the #metoo movement, don't like small East Village theater. It is to long, needs to be cut down in length. Acting so so.

69
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you want an exploration of office behavior including relationships and morals.

Don't see it if if you want a polished production. Good concept here but it needs work.

72
Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing

See it if Story about working with people in a office

Don't see it if You looking for something fancy.

Also Theater is downstairs. This play had alot of good points. At alot of j... Read more Read less

69
Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Slow, Banal

See it if you are interested in the other side of #metoo; very realistic portrayal of a small office with all its' back biting and jealousies

Don't see it if you are bored with the #metoo movement and the many variations thereof. You prefer a more professional production; this one has possibiliti

35
Pays no attention to detail

See it if You want to see a show that deals with a possible inappropriate relationship between two people in the workplace

Don't see it if You are looking for a production that is polished. Everything about this show is below average

Also The show is listed as 90 minutes on show score but it’s two hours and ... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a play about workplace misconceptions and how it can affect and change peoples lives.

Don't see it if You are not interested in work relationships and how dangerous rumors can be.

Also Believable. This was enjoyable and very relevant. There was a very int... Read more Read less

75
Relevant, Interesting, Thought provoking, Needs editing, Good acting

See it if you like plays about office politics, nuanced exploration of workplace discrimination and realistic characterizations.

Don't see it if you are bothered by numerous on stage set changes, serious exploration of discrimination issues and favor escapist entertainment.

74
Relevant, Interesting, Needs work

See it if you want to see an interesting perspective on office romance/relationships.

Don't see it if you want a well-written, flushed-out play. This felt a bit Hallmark movie-ish. The show needs work but has good potential.

60
Slow, Clumsy staging, Lights and music odd and way off, Relevant to current events, Script needs focus

See it if You're up for an interesting if forced take on office politics & sexual harassment in the workplace. Mostly flat script with lovely moments.

Don't see it if You've no patience for sloppy scene and costume changes, a pace that's at times glacial and a script that's both timely and off the mark.

Also Interesting premise but so, so poorly staged. In a play loaded with so... Read more Read less

60
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Disappointing

See it if you want a show dealing with evils of a hostile work environment, sexual harassment and office gossip.

Don't see it if you want a play that is ready for staging. This show should still be in readings which could help the author flesh out his ideas

Also First, the short scenes and many scene changes are properly criticized... Read more Read less

68
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You would like to see a show that you will think about after leaving the theater. You like shows that deal with current issues.

Don't see it if You are looking for something “light.”

47
Disappointing, Slow, Banal

See it if you are very interested in office relationships regardless of the weak acting and poorly developed story.

Don't see it if You prefer to see fine acting and a well developed story.

86
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you're interested in the topics of office politics, workplace romance and harassment

Don't see it if you're not interested in office politics or romance, are offended by a few vulgar words

Also Set changes, although in the dark, were a bit noisy

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a play that is well developed about office politics and the "Me Too" discussion the is going on in our society.

Don't see it if the off-off Broadway setting is a turn off to you

Also I've seen office politics at work many times in my career, so I especi... Read more Read less

50
This show was a very shallow take on an important subject, Cliched, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you really love the subject matter.

Don't see it if you are looking for new insight on the topic of rumor, innuendo and sexual discrimination in the workplace

76
Clever, Great staging

See it if You want an engaging play about work politics.

Don't see it if You don't like small downtown theater scenes with a big heart and a small budget.

75
Slow, Relevant, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if You like to see 'real life' office relationships examined in an intelligent way even if the play-writing is a bit uneven.

Don't see it if You are impatient with an emerging playwright's attempt's at dramatizing an interesting social conundrum

Also This play is not the best written play and could well be edited down t... Read more Read less

60
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ok acting, Ok writing, Clumsy staging

See it if You want to see an interesting take on the #metoo movement where the loser isn’t who you’d expect it to be and like small house productions.

Don't see it if You used to exceptional writing and acting for unfortunately this is not that or you prefer musicals.

77
Intelligent, Slow, Thought-provoking, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you might like a show about a possible work place romance , and the consequences that come from the suspicion of the office workers .

Don't see it if you don't like small Lower East side performance spaces with uncomfortable seating.

Also The actors were all very good, and the play was staged quite well.

98
Ambitious, Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent, Provokes thought & talk

See it if U want an intelligent story about work relationship issues relevant to the #metoo hot topic. U want to see talent with small budget.

Don't see it if U ignorantly judge play quality not by content but by theater neighborhood, theater size, lavish sets, & comfy seats. Judge by work quality!

Also It is refreshing to see a play that is relevant to current topic but d... Read more Read less

62
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in office politics; and the sexual harassment therein. You don't mind too many unnecessary loud scene changes.

Don't see it if you expect a brilliant take on the #metoo movement; or you prefer musicals. This theatre is very uncomfortable-many bad sight lines.

Also This could have been so much better; it is too long and should be edit... Read more Read less

66
Cliched, Disappointing, Ambitious, Relevant, Slow

See it if You are curious about the gray lines in today's MeToo environment.

Don't see it if You hate the frequent use of cliches in dialogue.

Also There is a kernel of a good idea here, but the play could use some tig... Read more Read less

73
Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if An interesting take on the dynamics of a small office settiytng

Don't see it if The inter personal lives of a small group with out a lot of bells and whistles does not appeal to

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if If you want to see a play that adds some complexity to a theme you might think is straight forward.

Don't see it if you feel that issues of relationships in the work place are not worthy of the dramatic form.

Also We enjoyed this play maybe because for the most part you forget that t... Read more Read less

70
Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You want to support new works, you're interested in the gray space of the #MeToo movement, you enjoy vibrant supporting characters

Don't see it if You want a succinct, polished script, you're not interested in contemporary issues, you need a production with lots of bells and whistles


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