Ludwig and Bertie
Closed 1h 45m
Ludwig and Bertie
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Ludwig and Bertie NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(28 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
11%
Negative
0%
Members say
Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

About the Show

This world premiere takes on the forty-year love/hate relationship between Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, two leading twentieth-century philosophers.

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Member Reviews (28)

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928 Reviews | 379 Followers
71
Clumsy, Confusing, Intelligent, Absorbing, Slow

See it if You like historical dramas. This is interesting, well acted and given a lot of energy trying to make it come to life.

Don't see it if You have no interest in learning anything about either of the two principles. They spend way too much time moving set pieces around.

942 Reviews | 225 Followers
70
Thought-provoking, Clever, Profound, Intelligent

See it if You like these two philosophers or knowing a little about them. Good acting and directing. About two completley different people.

Don't see it if If you need something that requires less attention or something like. It helps to know who these people are before you go to see it.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
84
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to experience a good biographical play that makes complex philosophy comprehensible while acknowledging the influence of history.

Don't see it if you dislike plays depicting serious subjects even with a sprinkling of humor and interesting staging.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
82
Well-played leads, Historical, Long, Philosophical, Smart

See it if you are interested in 20th century history or philosophy or both.

Don't see it if neither history nor philosophy interest you: In this play the drama of the situations almost requires an outside framework. Read more

628 Reviews | 93 Followers
75
Intelligent, Great staging, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like good character studies and the conflict between two very different people. Wonderful acting and effective staging.

Don't see it if you don't like talk about philosophy much of which was above my head. The great characters made it worth it.

356 Reviews | 199 Followers
75
Quirky, Fluffy, Great acting

See it if You enjoy period pieces...Changes of set every 15 minutes or so...

Don't see it if A very long play with very little to say...

275 Reviews | 62 Followers
70
Terrible staging, Slow, Good acting, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you're interested in philosophy especially Wiggenstein & Russell; historical plays; UK academia; enjoy new plays.

Don't see it if you're uninterested in history of philosophy,know little about it,dislike "Wikipedia come to life plays," prefer polished, well-staged play Read more

259 Reviews | 30 Followers
81
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you have an interest in philosophy. It's helpful to have some familiarity with the characters and their relationship beforehand.

Don't see it if philosophy and philosophers bore you. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

TheaterScene.net
October 3rd, 2019

"'Ludwig and Bertie' gives us insight into the relationship of two of our greatest twentieth century philosophers...Bertie, played smartly by Stan Buturla, is the wise old professor at Cambridge when he meets the almost half his age young student Ludwig, poignant, headstrong and hungry..."
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