Open run | 1h 40m | Gramercy

La Celestina

From 18 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing

About the show

Repertorio Espanol presents this tale of a passionate love affair that ends in tragedy. More…

Calisto, a young nobleman, enters the garden of Pleberio in pursuit of his falcon. There he sees Pleberio’s daughter, Melibea, and falls madly in love with her, and enlists “La Celestina” to help seduce her.

Member Reviews (18)


Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing
Avg Score

Ambitious, Great acting, Clever, Profound

See it if If you like Shakespearean type plays. De Rojas good writing. Over all nice production

Don't see it if If you do not like Spanish sub titles.

Taut, Focused, Gripping, Well played, Historically fascinating

See it if you're interested in Renaissance literature or culture, or just want to see a gripping tale of love & death clearly & powerfully played.

Don't see it if you do not understand Spanish & can’t negotiate supertitles. (I found them very easy to use.)

Also Kudos to Leyma López & Repertorio Español! Lopez has taken a classic o... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Fluffy, Great staging, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you would enjoy a good group of international actors bringing a 15th Century play of tragedy and comedy to life on a small stage.

Don't see it if you do not understand Spanish. The supertitles do not share enough of the action at points and at other times are too quick.

Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You are willing to see a play 15th century (in Spanish) that deals with very differently with the same themes as Shakespeare.

Don't see it if A Spanish language production with subtitles intimidates you.

Also The play, as interpreted here, is extraordinary with great acting, set... Read more Read less

Romantic, Absorbing, Great writing, Entertaining, Dated

See it if you speak Spanish well enough to understand the beautiful dialogue or can exult in the cadence of the language even if you do not understand

Don't see it if you are put off by a language you do not speak or a old fashioned drama of passion and destruction. Drama written in 1492 about love/death

Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if great adaptation of the masterpiece by Fernando De Rojas.International cast does a great job bringing this tragicomedy to life.Delightful!

Don't see it if do not miss this gem...See it!

Also I was very impressed with Zulema Clares,as Celestina. She has a rare a... Read more Read less

Great acting, Great staging, Raunchy, Dated

See it if you love classics, you love the Spanish language, you are curious about life at the turn of the 16th c. and the proto-Renaissance in Spain,

Don't see it if You don't like subtitles

Also It is puzzling how this can be considered a comedy when (spoiler alert... Read more Read less

Dated, Different, Slow, Classic, Tragic

See it if you are interested in foreign language productions. You want a different experience. You enjoy classic, traditionally staged plays.

Don't see it if this tragedy from the 15th century is dated and slow. Due to its nature the acting is less beleivable at times.

Educational, Great acting, Classical

See it if you are intrigued by a XV c. work, explicit about sexual mores, presenting a tragedy tinged by humor.

Don't see it if you don't like old-fashioned plays whose characters respond to outmoded norms of conduct.

Absorbing, Fresh, Classic

See it if Repertorio Espanol's classic plays are always such a treat- and this was no different. Incredible entrance into a 500 yr old text!

Don't see it if An old text (one of the 1st Ren plays) brought to life, so no complaints. Rep E. provides such a service to the city and theater ecoystems.

Also Excellent staging of moods (raunchy, cloak-and-dagger, grief, contagio... Read more Read less

Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Great writing, Intense

See it if You like brilliant adaptations, force-of-nature powerful performances.

Don't see it if Don't like supertitiles.

Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You want to see one of the most influential stories of all --and love female-centered plots; Celestina herself is fantastic

Don't see it if You can't take seeing a play in Spanish even though they have projected translation above stage

Intelligent, Romantic, Classic

See it if you like good classic plays in Spanish

Don't see it if you don't like a 2 hours play with no intermission

Exquisite, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to be entertained

Don't see it if You like boring

Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love 15th Century classics and have never seen it staged.

Don't see it if You dont understand Spanish.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you love classic plays and smart productions.

Don't see it if You don't like foreign performances.

Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing, Exquisite

See it if love classic Spanish language theater performed and staged in a thoroughly entertaining and fast-paced manner

Don't see it if are not up to the challenge of being thoroughly entertained by a fast-paced classic Spanish-language tragic comedy...

Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Intense

See it if You are into powerful performances.

Don't see it if You dont like supertitles.

“La Celestina” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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