Closed 2h 10m
Mourning Sun
Upper W Side

Mourning Sun NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Exquisite, Enchanting

About the Show

Set in Ethiopia and New York, 'Mourning Sun' is a love story that spans continents and cultures.

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Enchanting, Great acting, Absorbing, Exquisite, Intelligent

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Critic Reviews (4)

November 30th, 2015

"More than just an 'issue play,' 'Mourning Sun' sheds light on a preventable medical condition, but does so with a level head and a full heart...Yet for all its level-headed eye-opening, 'Mourning Sun' truly comes to life in the second act...'Mourning Sun' moves from a solid play to a great one; the penultimate scene is especially powerful—incredibly unexpected yet also somehow dramaturgically perfect, and one of the most moving portrayals of cross-cultural empathy I have seen on stage."
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November 20th, 2015

"A beautifully acted new play…It was sometimes hard to follow completely, due both to language and leaps in the plotting. But, thanks to the direction by Ari Laura Kreith and the acting of the seven-member cast, the play is not easily summed up or dismissed...'Mourning Sun' winds up satisfying in surprising ways."
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November 24th, 2015

"What begins as a fascinating cultural case study turns into an unfortunate romantic drama...It’s one thing transporting across continents but transporting it to a new genre and style was detrimental to the promise that [playwright] Yacob truly has...[Director] Kreith’s focus was telling a story and she did solid work in storytelling no matter what the script threw at her."
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November 16th, 2015

"Theatre 167 once again presents an intriguing, global and universal new work...This was a long, beautiful show followed by a lively talkback session...Jessica Raye Court’s costumes are beautifully distinctive. Jen Price Fick’s set design is functional and makes the places we leave seem pleasantly transparent."
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