Life Among the Aryans
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Life Among the Aryans

Life Among the Aryans NYC Reviews and Tickets

(17 Reviews)
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Disappointing, Ambitious, Excruciating, Thought-provoking, Cliched

About the Show

Nuyorican Poets Cafe present this world premiere political satire, which envisions a future when the downtrodden of the Alt Right realize they'd be better off Black.

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Member Reviews (17)

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Ambitious, Amateur, Entertaining, Political, Uneven

See it if you are a fan of Ishmael Reed's or would like to see a loose, sometimes entertaining argument in favor of working across the races.

Don't see it if you cannot tolerate non-actors on the stage, or loose plots, or a few didactic passages amid the political sketch material. Read more

Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You happen to be way East in the East Village with time to kill.

Don't see it if You are looking for a polished production.

Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, Raunchy

See it if you support small, semi-professional theatre companies and writers with good intentions, ideas, and effort albeit poor, amateur execution

Don't see it if you want polished show, memorized/realistic (not wooden) actors, formaltheatre/set/costumes;can’t sit 105 min raunchy, hard seat no interval

Confusing, Excruciating, So-bad-it's-good, Political, New

See it if You enjoy so-bad-it's-good art. You're a fan of The Room or any of Neil Breen's films.

Don't see it if You can't enjoy a good unintentional cringe-fest. Read more

Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You enjoy amateur acting and directing. You enjoy one-note cliches about various social classes.

Don't see it if you value your time..

Good writing, Some actors were so so

See it if You don’t mind bad acting in a good play

Don't see it if You do mind be acting

Banal, Cliched, Ambitious, Good-try

See it if you want to support local theater even though sitting through this valiant attempt at current events humor fails.

Don't see it if you have other plays to see.

Banana pudding proffered!, Lotsa heart, but..., Disappointing, Non pro cast~, Intelligent

See it if You can just enjoy the heart w/which this production is staged. Be forewarned, it's a non pro cast just getting through! Go to support NPC~

Don't see it if U have to let SO much slide to enjoy this! Its uncomfortably amateur at times, but the message is good 1. Play itself needed to go further~

Critic Reviews (3)
June 8th, 2018

"This is a strong offering from Ishmael Reed that is admirably acted. If slightly lacking a consistent flow at times, this is something that will only improve as the run continues. The core message never wavers, and will make the audience leave feeling pensive. In what is undoubtedly a politically unclear time, this is a play that serves a very important purpose."
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June 20th, 2018

“A morality play, each personage representing not a rounded character, but a figure who illustrates a point, for the benefit of the audience...If you partially agree with Reed, the show is funny and you will learn a few things. If you do not will not be converted, but maybe you will learn something...The show does have some rough edges. As funny as it is, it would be stronger if it were cut. There were at least five endings."
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June 19th, 2018

“Perhaps the greatest gift that Ishmael has as a writer is his ability to combine great erudition with side splitting humor to impart complex critical information... Ishmael pulls it off marvelously...Although any successful drama begins with the script, it is the actors that must bring the dramatist’s vision to life...Yet despite the brilliance of the play and the skill of the actors, the role of the support crew is indispensable to the success of a play...all contributed mightily to our experience of the play.”
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