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Marjana and the Forty Thieves

Marjana and the Forty Thieves NYC Reviews and Tickets

(5 Reviews)
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Ambitious, Clever, Indulgent, Slow, A little cliched / gimmicky in execution

About the Show

Target Margin Theater’s latest production delves into a new section of "The One Thousand and One Nights": the tale of Ali Baba. Or is it the story of Marjana, the intelligent woman who always figures out what is really going on?

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Indulgent, Confusing, Ambitious, Fun, Clever

See it if you enjoy theatrical exuberance, flashy costumes, multiple styles of presentation, complex storytelling, slapstick, mid-Eastern atmosphere

Don't see it if you need straightforward storylelling, get confused by actors taking turns playing the same part, not a mid-Eastern or slapstick fan

Repetitive, Disappointing, Good ensemble work, Charming, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a beautiful, well thought out environment with gracious interpersonal moments between the performers and the audience.

Don't see it if you love the Arabian Nights. The oddly repetitive telling of the stories in modern language is disturbingly false to the magic of the tales

Critic Reviews (2)

April 8th, 2019

"The narrative is dotted with much contemporary vernacular...This does not make the rambling proceedings any more compelling, though sound designer Goodman mixes in fairly entertaining modern music...The cast takes over a traditional stage to act out the titular story in an old-fashioned, broadly comic style that nods toward pantomime and vaudeville but lands like a sluggish children’s show. Scheherazade may not have approved."
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April 3rd, 2019

“It’s a story about stories...Perfect source material for a director like Herskovits...The entire cast was solid...The character work is extraordinary, including the seamless passing back and forth of different roles. You never feel like you’re struggling to remember who’s who because it really doesn’t matter. Thanks in part to the gorgeous set...and the inventive music performed live by Eamon Goodman, you’re well immersed in the world of the play."
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