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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Member Reviews (13)

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963 Reviews | 338 Followers
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

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
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

499 Reviews | 56 Followers
70
Good story. production is a little rough around the edges.

See it if You want to see an interesting story.

Don't see it if You want a polished show.

431 Reviews | 131 Followers
74
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.

293 Reviews | 94 Followers
86
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

294 Reviews | 75 Followers
50
Needs trimmed, Tentative acting/singing, Cliched, Clunky staging

See it if you're interested in LGBTQ stories of black women in the American south.

Don't see it if you don't like true black box inexpensive theater or themes of lesbianism.

280 Reviews | 81 Followers
80
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

164 Reviews | 16 Followers
89
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

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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