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Judy

Members say: Intelligent, Clever, Quirky, Great acting, Ambitious
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Critics
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5 reviews
Members
68
2 reviews
 

Page 73 Productions, dedicated to producing plays by early-career playwrights, presents a world premiere about the breakup of a marriage that takes place 25 years in the future.

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It’s the winter of 2040, and the world has changed – but maybe not by much. Timothy’s wife Judy has just left him, and he isn’t taking it well. His sisters, Tara and Kris, are trying to help him cope while working on their own love lives. The three of them seem to spend a lot of time in their basements, and the kids are starting to ask questions. 'Judy' is a subterranean comedy about family life when technology fails and communication breaks down.

 

Cast & Creatives (10)


Reviews (7)

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54
Avg Score

40
The New York Times

"Weirdness is not intrinsically interesting or, for that matter, funny. While Posner’s wordplay sometimes evokes adventurousness, it feels so untethered to real human beings that it’s more like a tic than a meaningful innovation. Eventually you begin to feel sorry for the actors, who all give personable performances." Full Review

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Theatermania

"Not much happens, meaning that the experience is contingent upon interesting performances that can illuminate the linguistic gems buried in the text. Under the artfully understated direction of Ken Rus Schmoll, the cast succeeds in making Posner's awkward prose feel natural...The end result feels hollow and unenlightening." Full Review

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New York Post

"'Judy' is uneven — the play is a collection of delicious little moments that don’t add up to much. But Ken Rus Schmoll’s production for the Page 73 company is as good as can be, and benefits from a fab cast." Full Review

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Lighting & Sound America

"I wish I could tell you that any of this is amusing or even moderately insightful, but the future depicted here is one of crushing banality and one wearies of hearing about it almost immediately...'Judy' is surely the weakest offering I've yet seen at Page 73. I should add that Judy, like Godot, never shows up. I think she's got the right idea." Full Review

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New York Theater

"The play is most interesting when absorbed as a collection of these undeveloped conceits, rather than followed for its accumulation of scenes in search of a plot...This playwright shows palpable promise, and his work, albeit in need of a dramaturg, is being showcased in an impressive production directed by Ken Rus Schmoll with a first-rate cast." Full Review

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68
Avg Score

66
Ambitious, Intelligent, Relationship-driven, Sprawling, Needs pruning

See it if You enjoy supporting new works by promising playwrights; naturalistic settings/dialogue, and relate to stories about families and loneliness

Don't see it if You prefer to see tight, well-edited work

70
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you like truly funny comedy; you can spend some time with some sad people.

Don't see it if you expect a show to get wrapped up in a neat little bow by the end.