Interludes: A New (Orleans) Play (FringeNYC)
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Interludes: A New (Orleans) Play (FringeNYC)
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Interludes: A New (Orleans) Play (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(22 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
9%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Funny, Edgy

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Violence, passion and faith catapult twelve uniquely spirited characters through the chaos of life (and death) in The City That Care Forgot. Pure, honest and as heart-warming as it is heart-breaking, Interludes reminds us what's worth dying for is worth living for.

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Member Reviews (22)

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741 Reviews | 121 Followers
71
Great music, Well intended, Confusing, Cliched, Weak performer

See it if you love New Orleans jazz. The high spirited musicians are marvelous. There is a thin story.

Don't see it if you expect a fully realized show. The performer changes characters by changing accessories but does not really inhabit her characters.

129 Reviews | 107 Followers
55
Disappointing

See it if not sure what to say here

Don't see it if Way to early in her career to be attempting a one woman show

57 Reviews | 9 Followers
80
Great acting, Great music, Ambitious, Absorbing, Edgy

See it if You love an edgy show with great music and one talented woman playing a vast range of characters.

Don't see it if You want to see a happy show.

19 Reviews | 3 Followers
80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Great music

See it if You love an edgy show with great music and one talented woman playing a vast range of characters.

Don't see it if You're looking for a happy show.

15 Reviews | 4 Followers
87
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if You have experienced Nawlins and want to see if you met the people depicted. also see it if you like jazz and a little story telling.

Don't see it if Never dreamed of visiting New Orleans. Don't have an hour to dream a bit.

5 Reviews | 2 Followers
50
Disappointing, Indulgent, Original

See it if You like good New Orleans style jazz and a cash bar

Don't see it if You want to see something that could be produced anywhere except Fringe

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a well written play with terrific acting and Jazz music. The best show I saw at the Fringe Festival this year.

Don't see it if You like fluff or don't like Jazz

1 Review | 2 Followers
99
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Intense

See it if you want to feel your feelings, you want to see something totally new that you've never seen before, you want your mind blown (!!)

Don't see it if you want to see a Broadway musical with lots of girls dancing in sequins... cause there's only one girl. But she rocked it!!

Critic Reviews (4)

Theatre is Easy
August 20th, 2016

"Sargenti crafts a colorful cast of personalities, shifting between ages, genders, and classes in each new monologue. Her words are poetic and clever, and for the most part she is a decent performer to watch...While alluding to violence and tragedy throughout the city’s history, 'Interludes' maintains a playful atmosphere and continually surprises as each character’s fortune unfolds."
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Theater In The Now
August 29th, 2016

"From musicians to preachers, Sargenti portrays the passionate people with big easiness. She allows her story to unravel slowly. It's not until quite late that the connections truly come to light...As a performer, Sargenti lives in subtleties...Moving forward, finding a bit more differentiation will be greatly advantageous...The pulse of 'Interludes' is the live band that accompanies Sargenti. It’s a brilliant addition, setting the piece apart from the rest."
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San Diego Story
July 31st, 2015
For a previous production

"Some narratives are independent monologues, while others connect in grimly devastating ways. Death hangs over the show from the very beginning, and Sargenti does not shy away from examining how losing a loved one can disturbingly impact one’s existence. Yet, Sargenti spends just as much time showcasing the beauty of life…A touchingly soulful experience."
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Vanguard Culture
August 12th, 2015
For a previous production

"One of the best spoken word acts was that of Claire Christine Sargenti who wrote 'Interludes,' a piece that surely deserves its own podcast. Sargenti interwove the stories of 12 disparate characters from a priest to pole dancer to the characters in between, changing voices and small costume details with impressive dexterity. So compelling was the story, that when Sargenti hit its tragic climax, the audience sat in shock for a moment before she whipped them around for the finale."
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