Already closed | 1h 40m | West Village

Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood

From 9 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great acting, Relevant

About the show

Flux Theatre Ensemble presents this new gender-bending, patriarchy-smashing, comic take on the classic tale. More…

Robin Hood is (and has always been) Maid Marian in disguise, and leads a motley group of Merry Men (few of whom are actually men) against the greedy Prince John. As the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, who will stand for the vulnerable if not Robin? What is the cost of revealing your true self in a time of troubles? Modern concerns and romantic entanglements clash on the battlefield and on the ramparts of Nottingham Castle. A play about selfishness and selflessness, love deferred and the fight. Always the fight.

1h 40m | Already closed | New Ohio Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (9)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great acting, Relevant
84
Avg Score

85
Funny, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if very well done, funny, touching, action packed, well written and acted

Don't see it if you have a problem with fluid sexuality or want a play that takes itself very seriously

70
Clever, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you love a quirky take on a classic tale that resonates with the current social climate.

Don't see it if you don't like new work.

80
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoy self-aware, comedic theater, anachronisms, and good acting.

Don't see it if You need to see historically accurate legends and have no sense of humor.

75
Clever, Funny, Indulgent, Romantic, Disappointing

See it if You love gender-bending staging, feminist retellings, and charming acting.

Don't see it if You are expecting monumental theater. This show is fun and light, but holds some punches and doesn't quite live up to its potential.

88
Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to watch something fun and entertaining and completely unique.

Don't see it if you want a drama.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You love witty dialogue, great comedic timing, gender queering classics.

Don't see it if you are homophobic.

During previews
75
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky, Light hearted

See it if You need a laugh. Like a show that comments on itself. Like new works and emerging playwrights. Want to explore a cool theatre space.

Don't see it if You're looking for a drama or deep character work/development.

During previews
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if weather your a fan or Robin Hood or not, you will definately love this play. This play has great writing, acting, staging and is hilarious.

Don't see it if You are not willing to keep an open mind when it comes to sexuality and are gender bias when it comes to role playing.

During previews
100
Quirky, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You are interested in an alternate take on a traditional story that is relevant to current hot topics. Great dialogue and surprisingly fun

Don't see it if You are not comfortable with alternative sexualities. Open minds are a must. Not a traditional love story; only makes it more relevant


February 2nd, 2017
"A sweet farce about a radically diverse Sherwood Forest...Kelly O'Donnell's production is charming in the details (thanks to sparkling cast members), but as a whole, 'Marian' drags...Most fables can—just barely—support one love story; this one has three. O'Donnell can't figure out a way to get t...
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February 6th, 2017
"Playing both roles, Marian has her work cut out for her—and so does Byers in a performance full of boundless energy and heart…Gender politics aside, at its core, 'Marian' just wants you to have a good time...'Marian' manages to present something important without taking itself too seriously – an...
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February 4th, 2017
"Director Kelly O’Donnell seemed to struggle with the overall execution...The script is silly. To allow the implausibility of the plot, the characters had to be dumbed down and boy were they dumb. But O’Donnell asked her company to find far too much truth and honesty that it didn’t match...Comedy...
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February 2nd, 2017
"This gender-bending, myth-rending gallivant through Sherwood Forest and Prince John’s keep boasts the funniest and most appealing band of Merry Men you’re likely to meet in Manhattan...Director Kelly O’Donnell stages this touching romp with ballet-like precision and grace even as the characters ...
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