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Memoriam: After Euripides' Alcestis (FringeNYC)
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Memoriam: After Euripides' Alcestis (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(12 Reviews)
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Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Delightful

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: What if you could bring her back? Inspired by millennia of wishful thinking, Kaliski (West Lethargy, Gluten!) indulges in the impossible, reuniting a dead queen with her grieving king. What follows is a whirling, mournful snapshot of a miracle's aftermath.

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Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you might like a lovely, creative current-day riffs on ancient drama; emotional / quirky / accomplished.

Don't see it if you hate subtleties.

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Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a thoughtful extension of a mythic theme done well in a contemporary voice

Don't see it if you feel you need actual transitions between vignettes

Critic Reviews (2)

August 18th, 2016

“Kaliski’s play is full of poetic, lyrical, and vivid language. The first act is well-paced and taut...The second act starts out strong but quickly slows down and never quite regains momentum...Director Elizabeth Ostler does a terrific job with her actors who expressively bring Kaliski’s words and characters to life. Composer and sound designer Steve Smith complements Ostler’s direction with a haunted, eerie, and heart-breaking score.”
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August 17th, 2016

"On paper, ‘Memoriam’ is a tough sell. The execution? Almost flawless. With a visionary eye from director Elizabeth Ostler, she took a script that could have been dull and lackluster and gave it life...'Memoriam' would not nearly be as successful had it not been in the capable hands of Ostler. It calls attention to some worries in Kaliski's text. There is much repetition and fluff in his play...If you're looking for a diamond in the rough production at FringeNYC, check it out."
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