Marie and Bruce
Closed 1h 15m
Marie and Bruce
82

Marie and Bruce NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Enchanting

About the Show

In this radical re-imagining of Wallace Shawn's 1978 dark comedy at JACK, two multi-disciplinary artists play the combative titular couple and head up the design team.

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Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Funny

See it if Hope this comes back someday! Very enchanting show and trippy! The performers who played Marie was absolutely magnifying

Don't see it if Could have used maybe a little more script love but really wonderful overall!

88
Clever, Delightful, Absorbing, Funny, Dizzying

See it if you want to see Theda Hammel deliver a brilliant performance in this wonderfully updated play

Don't see it if you don't like low budget, small intimate shows

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
July 15th, 2018

"'Marie and Bruce'...is considerably more perverse than most stories...Marie wants attention...The highly performative display of loathing creates a weird frisson of erotic challenge. The leads’ acting is not traditionally polished, but the scene has a punk energy...Then the tone abruptly changes...The other guests are played by a quintet of alt-comedians, but oddly their exchanges have little zip and are flatly staged...This may be one of the most depressing visions of coupledom ever put to stage."
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Village Voice
July 20th, 2018

“An unsettling study in the language of intimacy...The gap between Marie and Bruce is heightened, or at least altered, by the fact that Hammel is trans, creating a world where a cis guy just keeps ignoring everything a trans woman says...Hammel and Landenberger devour their roles, and their design concepts add elegance and gloom...A grueling experience for artists and audiences alike.”
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