Already closed | 1h 20m | West Village

Madame Lynch

From 4 member  reviews
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. More…

In collaboration with the Paraguayan folkloric dance group Ballet Panambí Vera, The Drunkard’s Wife creates a complex and fragmented portrait of La Lynch through live music and dance. 

1h 20m | Already closed | New Ohio Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (4)

MEMBERS SAY:

Confusing, Quirky, Ambitious, Disappointing, Thought-provoking
34
Avg Score

70
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.

1
Excruciating, Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You are bored and willing to nap for 85 minuets...The only good part here is the colorful elaborate costumes and 5 minuets of happy dancing.

Don't see it if You like theater

33
Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like strong, female leads Juliana Francis Kelly was wonderful; she nailed the role and emotions. Costuming was fun and colorful.

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical theater experience. Also, the plot is very twisted so you need to pay attention.


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 fin...
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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 comprehensib...
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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...
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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 de...
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