Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares
Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares

Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares NYC Reviews and Tickets

(29 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Ambitious, Enchanting

About the Show

Maya embraces magic, and dance to navigate trauma, family, and self-discovery in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (29)

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573 Reviews | 142 Followers
Resonant, Bilingual, Beautiful, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You want to see great staging and writing supported by great physical acting

Don't see it if If unapologetic bilingual writing will offend you or leave you lost Read more

460 Reviews | 238 Followers
Intense, Enchanting, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Following the trad of Latino MPs,the play's a blend of realistic fiction w magical moments weaved into it eg:1-The teen Maya is haunted by *

Don't see it if *the spirit of her abuelita.2-Stng symbols-esp a fierce jaguar-reveal better than words, all the traumas Maya has2face. Read more

99 Reviews | 23 Followers
Beautiful, Linguistically accessible, Creative blend of artistic styles, Magical realism, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy theater relying on movement and beautiful design elements to tell the story more than acting and dialogue

Don't see it if you need everything to be literal to enjoy a show. I am not a Spanish speaker;I missed some moments but felt I understood enough to enjoy it Read more

1061 Reviews | 310 Followers
Slow, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you'd enjoy a cultural play w/a family of women who have experienced loss, rape, and relationship difficulties. Choreography & costumes ++.

Don't see it if you want a fast-paced production or are not interested in mystic symbolism.

738 Reviews | 144 Followers
Intense, Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if Using myths, and it is a deep dark drama about dark subjects

Don't see it if Some of the subject are heavy, suicide, depression, rape, racist. Not a light show.

73 Reviews | 13 Followers
Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if The acting was excellent. Unusual script..interesting

Don't see it if Don't see it if difficult subjects such as racism, sexual violence and classism are too much to handle.

390 Reviews | 71 Followers
Fun, Unusual, Entertaining

See it if you like unusual shows, if you speak a bit of Spanish, if you are interested in immigrant stories, if you like female centered plays.

Don't see it if You are triggered by sexual offenses, if you do not like stories which use fantastical elements, if you dislike dysfunctional family plays.

114 Reviews | 22 Followers
Relatable, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Faceted

See it if You want to enjoy an almost poetic familia memories production.. It's 80% English and 20% Spanish.. you enjoy a women empowered play. Stage

Don't see it if You want a polished play... this is an upcoming play.. You are triggered by sensitive rape scene . You prefer musicals

Critic Reviews (2)

Theater Pizzazz
September 13th, 2023

“In  Christine Stoddard’s ’Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares’ so much seems left out of the writing and direction, a furrowed brow is the exit result. Unexplained Spanish is a handicap. At least half a dozen times, others in the audience laughed or otherwise reacted while I was at sea.”
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Front Row Center
September 12th, 2023

“I enjoyed the dream-like pacing of the play as I was transported to ancient and almost Shamanic realms at moments when reality proved too fraught and too much. I left the show feeling both challenged, changed, and inspired- a sometimes rare feat to accomplish these days...If you have 75 minutes to spare, I highly recommend checking out this engaging one-act play. ”
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