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Mary V

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Clever, Thought-provoking, 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. More…

What happens when an all-female production of 'Henry V' goes up against a concurrent traditional staging? An ensemble of female actors arrives at the theater to begin rehearsing Shakespeare's 'Henry V.' But to their surprise they discover that a male-dominant production of the same play is already in intense rehearsals in the space. The men cannot come to terms with the fact that the ladies want to run the show, and a thespian battle of the sexes ensues.

Member Reviews (11)


Ambitious, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Disappointing

For a previous production
Ambitious, Indulgent, Great staging, Energetic

See it if you appreciate a female view of the world, which, though revealing, bordered on silly. Some stage fighting well done. Intense leading lady.

Don't see it if you want an ending. This slipped into awkward sentimentality after what was a fairly serious, dramatic piece. You should like Shakespeare.

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 o...
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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...
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