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

Marty's Shadow NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(9 Reviews)
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Great staging, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Clever

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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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

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.

Critic Reviews (2)

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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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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