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Mrs. Schrodinger's Cat (FringeNYC)

From 23 member  reviews
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. More…

Categories: Comedy, Drama, Local. From Theatre for Human Beings. Written by Tasha Nicole Partee. Directed by Tasha Nicole Partee.


Member Reviews (23)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Entertaining
80
Avg Score

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.

95
Delightful, Profound, Quirky, Great acting, Great writing

See it if If you like funny characters and interesting plot twists, then Mrs. Schrodinger's Cat is it. Fantastically written and acted!!!

Don't see it if You don't like entertainment!

85
Clever, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Funny, Quirky

See it if you enjoy simple theater that feels like a "day in the life" of, and causes you to laugh a bit and think a bit too.

Don't see it if you are looking for avant garde theater.

50
Slow, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You prefer light hearted sitcoms over action and drama, or quirky characters having conversations.

Don't see it if You're impatient with a slow-pace and little action or conflict.

85
Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you like quite simple stories and many jokes about women living in a small town.

Don't see it if you expecting something to learn about Schroedingers cat.

93
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like funny, thought provoking plays.

Don't see it if you want something heavy or very avant guard.

85
Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You're looking for something somewhat intellectual but not too dense.

Don't see it if Youre looking for something fast paced. It's not too slow, but they take the time needed to explain the people and their ideas.

94
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoy funny, female-driven ensemble pieces that also make you think.

Don't see it if You're looking for something avant-garde or experimental.

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you want an edge-of-your-seat performance.

Don't see it if you don't want a thought-provoking performance.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if you enjoy pondering the right and wrong of artistic freedoms and moral judgement before and after your life is affected by the situation.

Don't see it if you want the story to give you all of the answers without you having to think about it yourself. Not for kids.

90
Absorbing, Original, Thought-provoking, Funny, Relevant

See it if you're interested in an essential aspect of being human, in a play that's NOT ponderous or didactic but IS funny and touching and well-acted

Don't see it if you only want to see a completely polished play--there's work needed to eliminate some lapses into cliche and vagueness

89
Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you enjoy contemplating philosophical questions

Don't see it if High drama is your thing

91
Absorbing

See it if you enjoy theatre that is not only intellectually challenging but also witty, funning and entertaining.

Don't see it if you are simply looking for light comedy

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if Engaging and thoughtful play with the perfect amount of laughs mixed in.

Don't see it if Everyone should see it!

95
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like enjoyable, witty, well-written plays and wonderful acting!

Don't see it if You don't like entertaining shows!

80
Funny, Great staging, Original

See it if You like stories of quirky, flawed, but endearing, out of work, overworked, lonely, female characters, invent a scandal, question identity.

Don't see it if If you require something highly polished. If you didn't like Waitress, since the characters are similar and subject matter is a bit weighty.


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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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...
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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 deve...
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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 jud...
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