Mrs. Schrodinger's Cat (FringeNYC)
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Mrs. Schrodinger's Cat (FringeNYC)
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Mrs. Schrodinger's Cat (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(23 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
9%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Entertaining

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Seven women. One unsettling new art exhibit: photographs taken surreptitiously of people in a small town. Fearing humiliation, the women unite for a summer night's escapade to face the sad, funny, beautiful truth. A philosophical comedy about seeing and being seen.

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Member Reviews (23)

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75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Flat

See it if Well written script. A bit slow, but the acting was well done. Has potential

Don't see it if Fringe style shows are not your thing.

71
Funny, Great acting, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if Like symbolism

Don't see it if You like well fleshed out characters. A plot.

75
Thought-provoking, Original, Good individual eating that didn't work as an ensemble

See it if you are looking for a thoughtful, originally written play acted with good individual characterization.

Don't see it if You care more about the effect of the whole than the parts (in fairness there are a lot of parts).

52
Defies credibility

See it if you don't mind seeing a cast of irritating and mostly unappealing characters, though it held my interest and raised some interesting issues.

Don't see it if you have any better options. It wasn't the worst Fringe show I have seen this year. But a lot of the acting was cloying and way over the top

85
Clever, Great writing, Original

See it if you like shows about women with snappy dialogue and good characters. I think it would be better edited down to 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Don't see it if Talk heavy shows about women.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you're a fan of asking yourself questions you probably don't have the answer to (or if you like neighborhood gossip)

Don't see it if you're bored by philosophical questions

85
Clever, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You are into psychology

Don't see it if Hate psych or doctors

85
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if you like witty dramedies with varied, complex characters. Also, it's an ALL-FEMALE CAST which is the freakin' best.

Don't see it if you want hard-hitting, edgy comedy.

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
August 16th, 2016

"This small-town play is substantially overgrown and too fond of a whiny major character. But Ms. Partee is exploring something interesting with her seven-woman cast: the poisonous, isolating impact of jealousy, and the liberating effect of a generous female gaze."
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Theatre is Easy
August 18th, 2016

"At times, Partee’s direction falls short. Her prose is quite poetic, but there are missed opportunities for the rhythm of this piece to really pop. Further, the staging of a few scenes feels a bit haphazard...The strength of this piece lies in its writing, and the ways in which Partee refuses to take a side in the controversy at the heart of this piece..In its refusal to provide a solution, it offers a gift to its audience: it forces us to think carefully about the intricacies of this case."
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Theater Pizzazz
August 23rd, 2016

"'Mrs. Schrodinger’s Cat' has enormous potential. With editing and some reduction in scope it could be a terrific Off-Broadway production. Though the otherwise very compelling storyline and philosophical problem occasionally goes astray, Partee’s dialog is sharp, witty and revealing. She has developed characters with depth that we want to know more about and she leaves hanging many questions that aren’t (and shouldn’t necessarily be) ultimately answered."
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CurtainUp
August 20th, 2016

"What's compelling here is that Partee investigates some serious artistic issues in her play and has the courage to let its gray areas remain gray. Partee, who also wears the hat of director here, smartly allows the able cast to bring her story to vibrant life and lets the audience become the judge of the unfolding events. Okay, the performance I attended wasn't flawless...But...this piece has humor, psychological depth, and a whiff of philosophy."
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Theater In The Now
August 15th, 2016

“The two-act play is quirky yet balanced with truth and heart. Partee's script is snappy, even if the tempo occasionally faltered. Her characters feel as if they can live in a serial world, existing through weekly hijinks. It's a play with a plethora of promise...At the end of the day, ‘Mrs. Schrodinger's Cat’ is a lovely dramedy. It's sugary in all the right ways. This is a play that could use an outside eye to guide through the wavering tones to bring each out properly.”
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The Highlighter
August 15th, 2016

"While the play’s dialogue leans towards slightly clunky at times, that’s the most critical comment to be made. The acting is all convincing, and every character is unique and fleshed out...The best part of the production lies not in the details, but the concepts it approaches…'Mrs. Schrodinger's Cat' raises a multiplicity of questions, and offers no answers…It is no mind-blowing play, no work that leaves you with tear-stained cheeks, but it is a thoughtful one, and an interesting one."
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