Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood
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Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood
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Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(9 Reviews)
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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.

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Member Reviews (9)

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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.

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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

Critic Reviews (6)

Time Out New York
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 through that material fast enough, so what should be a swift 80-minute caper turns into an attenuated 100-minute slog. Luckily, we can rely on the actors for the occasional bull's eye."
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Theatre is Easy
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 – and that makes it all the more resonant. It doesn’t need to overstate anything. This is feminism in action (in all its beautiful, heroic glory)."
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Theater In The Now
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 needs to be fast. 'Marian' was anything but...The concept of 'Marian' is quite promising. But when the comedic execution didn’t match the map within the text, the production fell flat."
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BlogCritics.org
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 mug and brawl...Every now and then a sequence goes over the top. But overall the balance between low and high comedy holds beautifully."
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Show Showdown
February 8th, 2017

"Amidst the madcap goings-on, wonderful duels, and grin-producing theatricality, there is always the serious business at hand: ridding the world of a self-centered, foolish, squeamish, idiot of a king...95 minutes of first-class writing, acting, and directing. Particular kudos must go to director Kelly O'Donnell and fight director Rocio Mendez whose combined theatrical creativity provides the joy of a farce without a door in sight to be slammed."
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New York Theatre Review
February 14th, 2017

"A rollicking, gender-bending romp...Becky Byers is witty, impish, and charming, equal parts Rosalind and Cyrano de Bergerac...Director Kelly O’Donnell infuses every ounce of the production with joyful mischief. Rocìo Mendez’s stage combat is brimming with Looney Tunes-esque whimsy...A swashbuckling story of what it takes to make change, and the networks and chosen families that keep that revolutionary spirit alive."
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