Marty's Shadow
Closed 2h 30m
Marty's Shadow
86

Marty's Shadow NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(9 Reviews)
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100%
Mixed
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Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Thought-provoking

About the Show

August Strindberg Rep presents the English-language premiere of Swedish writer Stig Dagerman's Hitchcockian thriller about a family caught up in the aftermath of World War II. 

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Member Reviews (9)

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712 Reviews | 215 Followers
85
Intense, Edgy, Absorbing, Quirky, Dark

See it if Psycho thriller about a rejected son, his mother, and a girl friend in post war France. Kept me in suspense. Terrific acting by the son.

Don't see it if You don't like watching dark sick relationships that get worse. The play is nonetheless rewarding in a weird way. Read more

172 Reviews | 24 Followers
85
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if an excellent, well-acted suspenseful play. The lead actor does an amazing performance as the lead. Much about courage, family infatuation.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to a mean, demeaning mother. you don't like long plays with two intermissions.

139 Reviews | 18 Followers
85
Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you are up for a not easy and sad piece about how negativity and criticism from family can stunt and conflict your growth

Don't see it if you find it difficult to watch the consistent berating being bestowed

17 Reviews | 6 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you like great acting and directing. Definitely worth a visit.

Don't see it if Can't see any reason for not seeing it.

7 Reviews | 3 Followers
91
Delightful, Clever, Great acting, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if You are a deep person who wants to see something amazing and you can relate to

Don't see it if You are looking for pure funny entertainment with no thinking and emotions .

3 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You like a great storyline , good acting and suspense

Don't see it if Your like a predictable what is going to happen play

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Thought-provoking, Must see, Relevant

See it if You enjoy great acting, period costumes, and psychological thrillers.

Don't see it if You want something light and fluffy that you don't have to think much about.

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506 Reviews | 1001 Followers
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Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if partner's 90 and my 65 attempt to create another Strindberg. Robert Greer always adds comments trivia, water, and cookies pre-show

Don't see it if expect a true Strindberg work or a huge stage production......... fine work at the first preview

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
March 30th, 2017

"Stanton carries the show and shines with his portrayal of the unloved son with heartbreaking intensity, evoking both pity and repulsion as a more-sympathetic Norman Bates who is nevertheless still despicable. Stanton's chemistry with both Maruschak and Dumeng is nuanced and distinct; both actresses also bring dimension to their respective complex characters.”
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TheaterScene.com
March 17th, 2017

"'Marty’s Shadow' dishes up enough family drama and psychological scarring to make a viewer’s heart bleed. Don’t let that put you off seeing this show; if you miss it, you’ll miss one beautifully nuanced, fully realized performance by Jimi Stanton...It’s worth seeing the show just to watch him embody this poor schnook, and work through his moments of fear, weakness, humiliation, cowardice, integrity, love, and even courage, to the perfect denouement."
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