Closed 1h 50m
Mirrors
East Village
78

Mirrors NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(13 Reviews)
Positive
85%
Mixed
15%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

About the Show

Set in the sleepy Mississippi town of Etheridge in the summer of 1960, "Mirrors" depicts the lives of three African-American women bound by love and loss and family, and the secrets of their shared past.

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79
Well acted, Well staged, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if for the strg cast, inventive staging, gr singing, touching story, gr costumes, clever plot (w flashbacks), strg characters, poignant ending.

Don't see it if you want strident politics; M quietly argues for black gay dignity in 1960 Missipp. Script a bit repetitive, drags. Sh be 90 mins no intermn

89
Creative use of small space, Intense, Romantic, Extraordinary a cappella hymns, Absorbing

See it if characters struggling against their position in time & place, gorgeous singing, intimate setting & fabulous costumes seem like entertainment

Don't see it if Southern Black culture, lesbianism or death seem hard topics to watch on stage although this beautifully romantic play carries them well

Critic Reviews (3)

March 3rd, 2020

"The first-time playwright makes a number of rookie error…he keeps harping on the characters' precarious position in the community -- a point that is glaringly obvious -- using up time that would be better spent fleshing out the characters and their relationships."
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March 4th, 2020

Score: 70%. "My friends and family know that I will cry at the drop of a hat. I can't watch anything with hurt animals or children...Which is why I was perplexed by my lack of emotional response to Azure D. Osborne-Lee's 'Mirrors' presented by Parity Productions at Next Door @NYTW."
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March 8th, 2020

"'Mirrors'…offers a sensitive view of a black lesbian's existence within her church-going, rural Mississippi community. Its rough edges need finer directorial sanding, but strong performances and…gospel and New Orleans music help grip one's attention for much of its nearly two-hour length."
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