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Mrs. Schrodinger's Cat (FringeNYC)

From 6 critic and 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.


"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." Full Review

Theater In The Now

“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.” Full Review

Theater Pizzazz

"'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." Full Review

Theatre is Easy

"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." Full Review

The Highlighter

"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." Full Review

The New York Times

"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." Full Review

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.

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).

Funny, Great acting, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if Like symbolism

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

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

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!

Clever, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You are into psychology

Don't see it if Hate psych or doctors

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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!

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.

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.


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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.