Already closed | 2h 45m | Chelsea

Monte Cristo

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Profound, Confusing, Riveting, Entertaining, Banal

About the show

New Light Theater Project presents an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' 1844 classic adventure novel about a wrongly imprisoned man. More…

Sailor Dantes is falsely accused of treason by a friend who wants Dantes' girlfriend for himself. After 13 years in jail, Dantes escapes with the help of another prisoner and transforms himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of an elaborate plan to exact revenge. Rather than focusing solely on the revenge motif, this adaptation further explores the themes of memory and madness.

2h 45m | Already closed | Urban Stages (Chelsea)

Member Reviews (2)


Profound, Confusing, Riveting, Entertaining, Banal
Avg Score

Confusing, Banal

See it if U like to analize a story

Don't see it if If u dont like to be bored

Entertaining, Profound, Riveting

See it if Like suspense and intrigue

Don't see it if Violence

February 3rd, 2016
"An interesting and lively interpretation to this infamous tale...Credit is due for the actors being as still as statues, but is at times a lot to follow and a tad distracting. While lively, a number of scenes could have used a bit more cohesion and polish, in terms of line delivery and overall p...
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January 31st, 2016
"The production is so overwrought and the scenes so jerky and jumbled that it’s often difficult to figure out what is what. Add to this the occasional double casting and the portrayal of the Count of Monte Cristo and Dantes by two different actors, and it’s also hard to discern who is who. And th...
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February 1st, 2016
"It's a sprawling potboiler, operatic in tone and rococo in structure...It's a wild ride, but attentive spectators won't get lost...Several aspects of the production suffer from the familiar shortcomings of Off-Off Broadway production and finance...Intrepid theatergoers will find much to enjoy in...
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January 29th, 2016
"The plot is so confusing even for people who know the novel, because actors switch roles...In 'Monte Cristo' the production comes of as a college production, because the actors aren’t skilled enough. They aren’t bad, they just aren’t seasoned enough...This production takes on movement and styliz...
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