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Interludes: A New (Orleans) Play (FringeNYC)
East Village
82

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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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.

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

Critic Reviews (4)

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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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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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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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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