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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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Disappointing

30
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!

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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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