Madame Lynch
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Madame Lynch
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Madame Lynch NYC Reviews and Tickets

32%
(4 Reviews)
Positive
25%
Mixed
0%
Negative
75%
Members say
Confusing, Quirky, Ambitious, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

This world premiere is a spectacle with music that takes on the picaresque story of Eliza Lynch, who, through fate and machination, became the self-proclaimed “Empress of Paraguay” in the mid-19th century.

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Indulgent, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if Wildly theatrical, dramatically dense, non-linear & determinedly whimsical Sherwood's style is an acquired taste Fab fashion parade mid-show

Don't see it if Can be slow, infuriatingly ambiguous & just stupid/silly but also intelligently rigorous & historically perceptive It's love-it or hate-it!

18
Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow, Quirky

See it if I don’t know what to say, I regret going

Don't see it if You’re can avoid it.

Critic Reviews (5)

BroadwayWorld
May 29th, 2019

‘An Incomprehensible Spectacle With Music...Hodgepodge of a rambling play, undercooked spectacle, dull cartoon and incoherent history lesson stuffed with pretentious dialogue...’Madame Lynch’ wants to be a clever production showcasing the horrors of misguided cultural imperialism. Perhaps the finished product is just too specifically quirky to be enjoyed from outside the creative team's vision. I cannot think of anyone I would send to see this show."
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TheaterScene.net
May 31st, 2019

“Five sensational female dancers...is the stand alone highlight of the historical fantasia ‘Madame Lynch’...This ‘spectacle with music and dancing’ is 80 minutes of strained whimsy...Sherwood and Flanagin are more concerned with superficial theatrics rather than concretely crafting a comprehensible narrative...’Madame Lynch’ is an amiable hodgepodge that is rarely involving as it is chiefly impenetrable."
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BlogCritics.org
June 3rd, 2019

"The company’s new 'Madame Lynch' indeed delivers lots of activity, colorful costumes and characters, music and dance, and a decades-long survey of South American history. Unfortunately, except for an appealing opening sequence and a couple of other bright spots, all the flurry adds up to a whole lot of not much...When effectively done, collage-style theater can both entertain and indirectly instruct. This 'Madame Lynch' is an energetic attempt that for the most part does neither."
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Off Off Online
June 1st, 2019

"As a play, 'Madame Lynch' is frustrating in its lack of cohesive narrative. The fractured structure gives the sense of a fever dream, but the writing is not poetic enough to transport the audience through the preternatural vignettes. As a spectacle, however, there are a number of multisensory delights...Unfortunately, without the dramaturgical heft on which to hang it, the spectacle, like the litany of 695 known birds, becomes tedious."
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Plays to See
June 4th, 2019

"Infuriated me for its lack of subtlety and sensitivity. There was much missed potential in their extravagant farcical depiction of this woman and of the entire country of Paraguay...Spectacle, special effects, and narrative irony overpower any sense of story and render the characters as unsympathetic caricatures...The only relief...was the delightful native Paraguayan dances...But the production itself is a famine for the intellect, sending the mind reeling and begging for meaning.”
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