Inheritance (FringeNYC)
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Inheritance (FringeNYC)
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Inheritance (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(12 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Intense

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: The weaving of four generations of women: their choices, how one woman leads to another, and the links between them all. Told from the great-granddaughter's perspective as she searches for her connection to the past and the strength to move forward.

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Member Reviews (12)

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302 Reviews | 82 Followers
86
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant, Must see

See it if You value women's independence and intelligence and are curious about the relationships among the experiences and differences of generations

Don't see it if You do not care about women's independence and intelligence or become overwrought hearing disturbing and graphic personal stories

61 Reviews | 23 Followers
90
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Exquisite

See it if You are a woman, love a woman, are related to a woman. If you are drawn to glaringly personal survival stories, this is for you.

Don't see it if serious issues are more than you can handle. Not gonna lie-- this is heavy stuff, but she will lift you up if you give her the chance.

59 Reviews | 9 Followers
80
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if If you want to see a moving piece acted with intelligence, skill and empathy.

Don't see it if If you don't want to know the truth about gender-bias in this country.

19 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Profound

See it if You want to see a REAL, beautiful, and absolutely heartbreaking play. Only wish it were longer!

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with discussing violence against women (which you should get over since women deal with it every day).

6 Reviews | 1 Follower
78
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like un-conventional use of space, beautiful staging and set pieces, and a friendly, welcoming vibe

Don't see it if you dislike non-linear story lines and confusing narrative structure.

3 Reviews | 1 Follower
75
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Intense

See it if You're interested in women's stories

Don't see it if You don't want to talk about violence against women

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Absorbing, Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you like finding patterns in ancestry and you are a feminist.

Don't see it if you are triggered by subject matter involving rape or abortion.

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in the rich history of womanhood.

Don't see it if You are opposed to sensitive topics such as abortion.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
August 20th, 2016

"The recounting of their moving stories is incredibly relevant to conversations about gender that are happening today. These stories can and should be told...Ultimately, 'Inheritance' could use a little more time and fine-tuning to reach its full communicative potential...Putting that aside, however, Wanamaker tells her family’s stories movingly, and in so doing she opens our minds to questions about the present female predicament."
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Theater In The Now
August 29th, 2016

"Jessica Wanamaker, writer/director/actress of 'Inheritance,' gave a stunning portrayal of this woman...Throughout the piece as she became different people, Jessica stripped a layer of clothing off. This was such a bold and defining choice. There was no set, no visual metaphor, so she used her body as the physical metaphor...'Inheritance' was so simple, so naked and exposed that the audience felt like they knew this actress on stage."
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