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I'll Never Love Again
Brooklyn
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I'll Never Love Again NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(5 Reviews)
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Mixed
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Members say
Entertaining, Original, Delightful, Funny, Ambitious

About the Show

Bushwick Starr presents a new play based on the playwright's high school diary, complete with music from the Wenatchee High School Choir.

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Member Reviews (5)

82
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if you like the Bushwick Starr, enjoy edgy and innovative new work, want to be surprised and delighted as the narrative shifts and changes

Don't see it if you would have trouble watching someone have non-consensual "sex" onstage; some in the audience found this quite disturbing

96
Delightful, Original, Profound, Intense, Resonant

See it if Experience the aches & joys of love with the vividness & urgency of youth. Hip but sincere. Hilarious, devastating, gorgeous, raw. Unique.

Don't see it if It's unconventional. It's sexually frank/explicit. It might break your heart. But shows like this are why I go to the theater. Don't miss it

Critic Reviews (4)

February 26th, 2016

"The exciting young playwright Clare Barron has come up with a new work with which anyone who struggled with the anguishing mysteries of sex and love during adolescence is guaranteed to identify. That’s everyone, right?...Ms. Barron has the rare gift of being both oblique and perfectly clear...As 'I’ll Never Love Again' suggests so compassionately, the enigmas of the hearts and loins persist throughout our lives."
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February 28th, 2016

"'I'll Never Love Again' is a structurally adventurous fugue that moves through iterations of theatricalized confession. The theme is Barron's awakening sexuality. Her variations on this theme move from genre to genre with a kind of dramaturgical drunkenness...As the three movements lock together, they assemble into a kind of machine for empathy...The work uses 'the real' to do something subversive inside of realism itself, which is an elegant trick indeed."
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March 1st, 2016

"Despite its title, you might be inspired to passion while watching Clare Barron's shape-shifting meditation on teenage love and sex...Even if it doesn't awaken outright romantic feelings, 'I'll Never Love Again' will at least renew your affection for theater's ability to reveal things regular life obscures...Theater's creative capacity, Barron suggests, is like our own, conjuring new realities from memory, imagination — and yes, even love."
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March 11th, 2016

"Nostalgia at its finest, a detailed and unflinchingly honest account of the wild joy and inescapable pain of first love. Fourteen ensemble members of different ages, races, and genders breathe an overwhelming amount of life into this piece that might have you remembering in detail the sharp pain of your first heartbreak...Clare Barron’s new play is a special piece that simultaneously highlights how exhilarating, rotten, and embarrassing each moment of being a teenager feels."
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