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Mary V NYC Reviews and Tickets

53%
(11 Reviews)
Positive
73%
Mixed
9%
Negative
18%
Members say
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Clever, Relevant, Disappointing

About the Show

After a workshop run at the 2016 Dream Up Festival, Theater for the New City brings back 'Mary V,' a Pirandellian, feminist appropriation of Shakespeare's historical play.

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Member Reviews (11)

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Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a young cast perform some stage combat choreo.

Don't see it if you like Shakespeare, or continuity, or logic.

4
Disappointing, Excruciating, Dislikeable female cast, Too much violence & profanity! waste of funding!

See it if U r curious of a show about all female cast taking back a stage from a male cast.U r not offended by excessive violence & profanity

Don't see it if U expect more traditional Henry V Play within this play. U value your time because for me, this play did not make sense & felt torturous! Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

June 11th, 2017

"'Mary V' is a bloody, complicated struggle for the soul of modern feminism...Director Charlotte Murray uses Theatre for the New City's largest performance space extraordinarily well. The large ensemble fills the whole space, and engages the audience throughout...The talent and total investment of the large cast, the thoughtful concept, and the excellent design all combine to create a piece of theatre that is enjoyable, critical, and essentially feminist."
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June 4th, 2017

"Only worth seeing as a cautionary tale. For students of the theater, you can often learn more from something that doesn’t work than from something that is seamless...Carrow has made the overachiever’s mistake of trying to multitask on her maiden voyage. Not only has she written the play, but she’s starring in it too...Trying to meld Shakespeare, Pirandello and Nietzsche into one cohesive exploration of gender and feminism as a first foray into a play is a Herculean task."
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