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%
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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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80
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like historical, one-person shows, this one very well performed on a simple stage with a few props and some nice singing.

Don't see it if you do not like or are triggered by WWII treatment of Jews. There is also one, brief, violent stunning entrance of a second actor.

70
Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Disappointing

See it if Schechter's noble bio-drama is heartfelt & Rabadi works hard at making Hannah three-dimensional but still feels like a "Profile in Courage"

Don't see it if Good intentions never make good drama Far too much time spend on Hannah's youth/kibbutz life; drama ignites w/her freedom fighting exploits

89
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Poignant

See it if watching a child mature into a person whose serious beliefs spur her to action intrigues you. Well plotted and beautifully realized.

Don't see it if you're unwilling to have your heart broken.

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

70
Sad, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Slow

See it if One woman show about a real person who fights for freedom.

Don't see it if Not a happy show. Read more

85
Very moving, Relevant, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you wish to see a superbly acted one woman show about a real life courageous person. Very moving and a story that deserves to be told.

Don't see it if you do not like stories about the holocaust or one person shows of any kind. This is not a musical but a play with some songs sung by lead. Read more

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

82
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to learn more about an amazing inspiring woman. British paratrooper, brave Zionist who died attempting to rescue Holocaust victims

Don't see it if you find facts about the Holocaust too difficult to experience or you don't like one woman shows. Read more

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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