Memoriam: After Euripides' Alcestis (FringeNYC)
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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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Members say
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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Member Reviews (12)

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183 Reviews | 58 Followers
87
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.

14 Reviews | 15 Followers
92
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

13 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Great writing, Original, Ambitious, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if You like female-driven storylines, snappy dialogue, or if you were that kid in middle school who was really into Greek mythology.

Don't see it if You're not into the Fringe aesthetic: experimental, minimialistic, young.

7 Reviews | 3 Followers
94
Entertaining, Great writing, Original, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy thoughtful intellectual writing, lovely performances and mythology.

Don't see it if you only like shows without intermissions.

2 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if ...you want to experience an engaging and clever script and excellent acting. This rift on a Greek drama felt very timely. Loved it!!!!

Don't see it if No comments here. I really loved this show -- perfect Fringe experience to see a great new play in the works and excellent acting.

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Must see

See it if You want to experience a wide spectrum of emotion and thought

Don't see it if You don't care about life and death

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy clever takes on the unexplored consequences of old myths

Don't see it if You don't like laughing

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Original

See it if You want to see how a king loves his queen and a queen becomes herself

Don't see it if You never leave the house

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
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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Theater In The Now
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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