Mirrors NYC Reviews and Tickets

(13 Ratings)
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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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Show-Score Member Reviews (13)

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60 Reviews | 9 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a queer love story about fighting for your truth in a society set against you. This is a classic me vs. world story with new twists

Don't see it if you want the usual song and dance. This is a different kind of story, a bit rough around the production edges, but refreshing.

195 Reviews | 20 Followers
Great singing, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a thought-provoking play about the black experience that addresses homosexuality, discrimination and dealing with grief

Don't see it if You would be offended by a play that depicts lesbian love, don't want to hear about grief or don't want to see an all black cast

754 Reviews | 127 Followers
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

347 Reviews | 105 Followers
Excellent acting propels moody story of a black lesbian in the small-town south in 1960

See it if You want to take a trip back in time with a vivid and uncompromising protagonist.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a comedy. Read more

365 Reviews | 95 Followers
Needs editing, Relevant, Fine performances, Great story, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in life, love, death, traditions & relationships of a gay black woman in a small Southern town; enjoy lovely singing

Don't see it if you're not interested in complicated relationships; offended by a haunting spirit, exaggerated "church ladies,' LGBTQ issues Read more

1074 Reviews | 371 Followers
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

112 Reviews | 21 Followers
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Slow, Resonant, Great acting

See it if You want to see a well acted play in an intimate setting that takes a complex look at queer issues as they relate to the past & present.

Don't see it if Queer issues don't interest you, or you want a heavy plot driven play. This was slow paced, both from a directing & writing standpoint.

431 Reviews | 129 Followers
Mostly absorbing, Some characters one note, Lead is excellent, Earnest, Pace needs tightening

See it if OK w sad story about cultural attitudes, bigotry, living in the shadows, family, love, and grief. Singing is divine.

Don't see it if Story deserves to be told but this production is underwritten, slowly directed and has a jarring plothole at its heart.

Critic Reviews (3)

Lighting & Sound America
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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Front Row Center
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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Broadway Blog
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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