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Harper Regan

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Confusing
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Critics
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3 reviews
Members
80
6 reviews
 

T. Schreiber Studio presents a bittersweet family drama by Simon Stephens, the Tony-winning playwright of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.'

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On a bright autumn night in 2006, Harper Regan walked away from her home, her husband, and her daughter...and kept walking. She didn't tell anyone she was going. She put everything she ever built at risk. For two lost days and nights, she didn't turn back. From Uxbridge to Stockport to Manchester and back again, Harper Regan navigates the UK, exploring family, love, and delusion.

 

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Reviews (9)

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61
Avg Score

30
Lighting & Sound America

"Whatever Stephens is getting at becomes increasingly elusive as one sequence gives way to another without much in the way of dramatic logic. Under the circumstances, the actors in Terry Schreiber's production are only as good as the script allows...Your enjoyment of 'Harper Regan' will depend on how you feel about Harper herself. To my eyes, the nicest thing you can say about her is that she is a scattered collection of stray emotions." Full Review

70
Woman Around Town

"Dialogue is wonderful. Alas, individual scenes and included exposition is sometimes superfluous. Narrative sorely needs editing. Aside from this, the production is excellent on all fronts...Maeve Yore (Harper Regan) is flat-out terrific. There isn’t a moment we don’t thoroughly believe every word and move, some of which are neither logical nor anticipated. Yore’s focus/stage presence makes even silence compelling...Yore may be worth the play." Full Review

90
Theater Pizzazz

“A beautifully mounted, skillfully directed and brilliantly acted production...This is a work for grown-ups, brave grown-ups, who are willing to live with the knowledge that the only thing we really know is that we don’t know...For those prepared to ponder and probe a multilayered panorama...Maeve Yore is glorious as Harper showing the character’s many facets...Kudos to Terry Schreiber for his effective and economical direction.” Full Review

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80
Avg Score

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You like good acting, especially Harper and her daughter. The emotions and actions Harper felt were totally understanding.

Don't see it if You don't like dramas, and need the script to be a little tighter.

50
Banal, Disappointing, Slow

See it if like theatre that bores you into sleep. you like to hear really poorly done accents that were distracting. Like dull scripts.

Don't see it if are looking for T Shreiber's productions with his usual standards. Hot l Baltimore was great. This was a big disappointment.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You like somewhat classically staged plays with great acting, inventive stage design and good script.

Don't see it if you're looking for gimmicks

100
Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Profound, Surreal

See it if you are interested in gritty family relations....are in a mid-life crisis....like shows about England

Don't see it if you can't deal with real-life situations that families go through

77
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You're into truthful, honest acting - so absorbing that it outweighs the plays other flaws

Don't see it if Poor accents push your buttons Have no patience for a more sustained tempo

77
Absorbing, Relevant, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy plot twists

Don't see it if you dont like long scenes