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Marc in Venice (Theatre at St John's)

From 21 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever

About the show

Anything but a typical coming out story, this new play is set in three different centuries, where three different men share a name and a pursuit of the truth - and what it means in their lives. More…

From the show:

As part of its year long Stonewall 50 commemorating theatre series REBELS, ROWDIES AND REVOLUTIONARIES, Theatre at St. Johns is excited to present a National Coming Out Day special production that interweaves stories of love, faith, and self-discovery. MARC IN VENICE is a unique play that is anything but a typical coming out story. Set in three different centuries, three different men share a name and a pursuit of the truth - and what it means in their lives. Faith and fear, adventure and risk, love and courage come into play as a saint runs from his call, a great traveler strives to tell his story, and a young man finds himself, all in the romantic city of Venice.

Member Reviews (21)


Ambitious, Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever
Avg Score

Romantic, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like multiple storylines that intertwine, each good on its own but ultimately come together to make one point. Great costumes. Funny.

Don't see it if You can’t follow different stories set in different points in time all taking place at the same time. Very well done but pay attention.

Also Much better than expected and in a very interesting space. I highly re... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you like Venice, like a story encompassing 3 time periods from early Christians to Marco Polo to modern gays, enjoy a good story

Don't see it if you expect elaborate scenery, lighting & costumes, don't like gay subplots or religious characters, have no patience for pasted on beards


See it if Show finally gets moving when the tourists get to the restaurant & we meet the gay waiter. It's a tender love story & other plots too.

Don't see it if The first 30 minutes are excruciatingly boring & amateurish, and should be cut. Start the show when the 2 ladies meet the waiter. 2hr20min.

Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in relationships performed in a church which adds to the spiritual effects.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a simple play as 3 difficult stories are interwoven here and requires your attention.

Romantic, episodic venetian take

See it if Three men in differents eras find challenge and romance in Venice,

Don't see it if quite long with small production values. nteresting history with large cast.


See it if 4 plot lines of Marcus the prophet, Marco Polo, closeted Marc, and older woman all facing their fears to see the truth. Religious elements.

Don't see it if Not that gay! Lower budget community theater set and costumes, uneven acting. Plots don't quite merge together as profoundly as expected.

Also Diversity: 1 Black female actor and 1 ethnically brown(?) male actor a... Read more Read less

Fluffy, Quirky, Disappointing, Ambitious, Banal

See it if Francesco Campari as Angelo gave a very convincing & believable performance with this messy direction. The play’s concept had real potential

Don't see it if Since the script was a bit disjointed with weak dialogue as well as, several actors who could not carry their roles. Directing was not good.

Quirky, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Clever

See it if you are interested in resonance taking place between different periods of history, you like coming out stories,

Don't see it if you like ordinary shows that progress in time, you want a comedy, you hate small theaters

Also The acting was mixed but it was fascinating the way the writer wove th... Read more Read less

Quirky, Dizzying, Absorbing

See it if you want to see 3 storylines goes on too long...

Don't see it if you want bog production values...sparse set and costumes...some actors better than others.

Great writing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Fluidity of the piece is just outstanding, as characters from different times overlap without confusion while keeping the everyone in tact.

Don't see it if The actors keep up the pace with a few manage to shine on stage. I wish "Inheritance" on Broadway had the structure and execution of "Marc".

Beautiful, Spiritual, Romantic, Personal

See it if you'd like to see a beautiful story about finding light in love, and finding and living and sharing your truth when we're all afraid.

Don't see it if you need high production values (don't sit in the back row); won't sit through 2 1/2 (connection b/w plays non-obvious awhile)

Meandering, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if into a too-epic play about Venice

Don't see it if you believe in editing

Also Much love was invested in mounting this play, but unfortunately, not e... Read more Read less

Confusing, Dizzying, Fluffy, All over the place, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy mixing stories from different eras

Don't see it if You are sleepy and crave for something more exciting.

Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing, Uneven, Interesting structure

See it if you want to see a serious play that interweaves three parallel stories

Don't see it if you are not interested in gay themes, are offended by males kissing, or want a light evening of entertainment

Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in an interesting juxtaposition of characters from different historic eras that are also linked.

Don't see it if You are distracted by an untraditional stage space and religious and gay themes.

Resonant, Slow, Romantic, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you're interested in history, coming out stories, Venice, religion, and/or the question of truth.

Don't see it if you're not interested in queer characters, history, or Venice, or you're looking for a grand production with complicated staging.

Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy plays about Venice. Interesting storytelling of 3 men with same name including Marco Polo. Great dialogues.

Don't see it if You don't like long plays. Could use a bit of editing.

Slow, Quirky, Resonant, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if enjoy fringe theater experiences that strive to thematically approach issues and challenges of living truthfully in one's life journey.

Don't see it if you have little interest in exploring the issues of self-discovery, themes of gay identity, themes of the impositions placed by Church.

Also The show is ambitious, a bit long and talky at times, and includes a s... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if you want a wonderful evening of entertainment. The cast is great, there are many funny moments and the love story is sweet and powerful.

Don't see it if you're looking for a deep play to analyze.

Also This play has its moments that will spark conversation, but I found it... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Great acting, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if You like an appreciation of literature and the use of your imagination

Don't see it if You are homophobic

Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if A story of three different men try to believe in them self and love

Don't see it if if you don't believe in love

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