Hannah Senesh
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Hannah Senesh
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Hannah Senesh NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(71 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
10%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

About the Show

This one-woman play with music tells the true story of Hannah Senesh, the heroic young Jewish woman who escaped from Axis-allied Hungary in 1939 to the safety of British Mandate Palestine.

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Member Reviews (71)

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650 Reviews | 284 Followers
54
In 1-person show, enthusiastic but amateurish portrayal of iconic life of hannah senesh as simplistic “anne frank with a gun”

See it if language sometimes poetic; lead has nice voice singing songs using HS’s poetry as lyrics

Don't see it if story is simple hagiography w/o nuance; HS played in only 1 note from child 2 young woman; reminds me of overwrought college production Read more

426 Reviews | 99 Followers
51
Manic performance, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, The first hour was her diary excerpts from age 13-17

See it if You want to hear the diary excerpts of a naive not very interesting teen. The actress only leaves the stage to pick up props.

Don't see it if You want to know anything about the project for which she was recruited. The rise of zionism and creation of what would be the Jewish State Read more

326 Reviews | 29 Followers
65
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Insipid

See it if you enjoy plays about Jewish woman who fought in the Holocaust.

Don't see it if you don't like one woman shows. Read more

308 Reviews | 86 Followers
50
Lacks impact, Worthy story, Poorly scripted, Overwrought acting, Disappointing

See it if you'd like a one woman play about this little known young Hungarian/ Zionist female martyr (just one of MANY such historic tales from WWII)

Don't see it if there is a bio to read about Hannah Senesh (& the many others who risked their lives) that is bound to be more gripping than this play Read more

207 Reviews | 36 Followers
68
Overrated, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in a lengthy exploration of the childhood of a woman who grows up and becomes a martyr

Don't see it if you want to learn more about Ms. Senesh's interesting adult life as portrayed in film

179 Reviews | 16 Followers
68
Sad, Slow, Great singing

See it if You are open to seeing a one woman biographical drama about a heroic young Jewish woman during WWII.

Don't see it if You can't handle or are not interested in hearing about wartime prison torture, or want to see a musical, romance or comedy

67 Reviews | 10 Followers
69
Overacted adolescence

See it if You can wait for its moving ending.

Don't see it if If bumptious adolescence will grate.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theater Pizzazz
August 4th, 2019

"'Hannah Senesh,' an emotional, inspiring yet totally non-sentimental biographical drama about a prescient and unbelievably valiant young woman whose enemies declared her the bravest person they'd ever met."
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BroadwayWorld
July 28th, 2019

"Spiritual Resistance in the rewarding HANNAH SENESH at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene"
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