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Ms. Estrada

From 27 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful

About the show

The Flea brings us the Q Brothers' hip-hop remix of Aristophanes’ classic comedy, 'Lysistrata.' More…

The boys at Acropolis U are too preoccupied with the Greek Games to treat their ladies right. But fierce feminist goddess, Liz Estrada, rallies her besties to take a stand - and campus chaos ensues.


Member Reviews (27)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful
70
Avg Score

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Resonant

See it if You enjoy new takes on old classics. This one is very now. I totally enjoyed it. Dynamic cast.

Don't see it if If you don’t like hip hop and off color shows.

93
Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Raunchy, All hip-hop rymed couplets

See it if Best Lysistrata update. Totally current. Women's Studies students protest Frats' drinking competition. Great acting & direction.

Don't see it if ...you're not a fan of #metoo. Or you're offended by raunchy talk about sex.

13
Excruciating, Insipid, Indulgent, Self-serving

See it if you enjoy cookie-cutter college comedies with easily digestible social commentary that manages to both say a lot and nothing at all.

Don't see it if you like hiphop, or dislike male artists masquerading as feminists in an attempt to make themselves and their work #relevant.

Also As always, The Bats themselves are phenomenal and Ms. Estrada contains... Read more Read less

87
Clever, Ambitious, Hilarious, Great writing, Dizzying

See it if a talented cast of comic actors brilliantly tackle the challenge of a 100% rapidfire-rap show. Hilarious and no-holds-barred great FUN

Don't see it if you think you'll be lost in a show that is 100% rapid-fire wordplay. Other than that, this is a "please don't miss this gem" kind of show!

Also The Q Brothers have been buiding rap remixes of classics (like their O... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like hip hop musicals, appreciate the classics, laugh at bawdy humor and enjoy tons of youthful raw energy on display

Don't see it if you dont like hip hop, are offended by stupid sex jokes, hate loud music and prefer subtlety.

90
Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You like out of the box theatre or hip hop. The Q Brothers Collective are geniuses and the cast and staging are superb. Please go see this

Don't see it if You are boring and don't like different things. Just kidding. I guess if you need traditional theatre this is not for you.

80
Fast-paced, Snappy, Hilarious

See it if A dynamic hip-hop musical with energetic young ensemble talks about feminism and protest.

Don't see it if You hate movies about college meant for teenagers.

Also The entire show rhymes and is practically sang-through. You have to be... Read more Read less

83
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if You like white hip hop

Don't see it if You hate white hip hop

13
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You enjoy pain and punishing yourself having a good day.

Don't see it if You want an experience, something good, something that you'll want to remember forever.

Also The Flea has an AMAZINGLY talented acting company, but they are never ... Read more Read less

54
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Indulgent

See it if you love stereotypes about LGBTQ people and women, you're a TERF or a straight man who thinks they're qualified to write about feminism

Don't see it if you like dramatic consistency, well-thought out female characters, or "politically relevant" theater that is both of those things

50
Mis-cast, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You are a college kid.

Don't see it if You are not a college kid. Or if you are easily offended.

67
Energetic, Entertaining, Basic

See it if You want to see a energetic, charismatic cast give it their all. The performances are great. If you can roll your eyes and not get offended.

Don't see it if You are looking for well-written music, or a truly feminist plot line. The men (yep, all men) try to write a feminist play, and fail.

81
Funny, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoy infectious energy and clever rhymes, mixed with a witty rap take on Lysistrata.

Don't see it if A non stop rap score annoys, or you need all your politics to be very serious.

61
Cliched, Banal, Indulgent

See it if You like fast-paced musicals

Don't see it if You don’t like satirical feminism

68
Entertaining, Ambitious, Edgy, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you like high-energy, satirical comedy that pushes boundaries, led by a heroic cast

Don't see it if stereotyped characters such as frat bros, ditzes, and academics will grate you--if you seek a night of profound feminism

54
Insipid, Fast-paced, Fluffy

See it if You want to see an entire play performed in rhyme with a musical theater style by some very eager actors

Don't see it if You hope for any amount of profundity

90
Edgy, Bawdy, Hilarious

See it if You love raunchy humor, and like to see women overthrow the patriarchy.

Don't see it if You don't like rap or hip-hop, or you mind profanity.

100
Clever, Delightful, Ambitious, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if you like super high energy, verbally witty, thought-provoking stuff. A cross between Moliere, South Park, and Public Enemy.

Don't see it if If you find all raunchiness distasteful, if you like things very serious.

35
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Good cast, Lazy

See it if You want to support The Bats.

Don't see it if You're looking for actual feminist theater instead of a pseudo social justice bullshit. This show perpetuates harmful tropes and myths.

100
Quirky, Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if This show is packed with inventive, funny, energetic writing and acting.

Don't see it if You are in the mood for a quiet evening in the theater

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You like raunchy feminist humor

Don't see it if You are easily offended by sexual or other strong language

100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if If you like fast paced, cleverly written rap inspired verse with a universal message that women are powerful then ms. estrada is for U

Don't see it if Not necessarily suitable for kids under 13 for language & sexually suggestive content unless you're OK with that.

100
Great acting, Great staging, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if The direction, choreo, use of the space and set design were terrific. The through composed rap, clever rhyming schemes and rhythms, amazing

Don't see it if The lead actor played anger and worry too much of the time.....some might find the vulgarity a bit tough to take.... I loved the whole show!

90
Clever, Delightful, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You enjoy fun.

Don't see it if You’re a weanie about having privledge called out, you don’t like fun, you’re afraid of sex, and you have zero opinions.

84
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if You would enjoy a lively, fast-paced show about an important current topic.

Don't see it if If you are sensitive to course language.


April 17th, 2018
"This lively production sets its comic sights on too many targets...Positions itself as a knowing response to the current moment with a decidedly millennial spin...Its comic ideas are haphazardly flung about...Fails to focus its satire...The spirited choreography, rhymed dialogue and zippy songs,...
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April 2nd, 2018
"Often provocative yet always irreverent, 'Ms. Estrada' lends a whole new beat to this story of sexual deprivation as a form of protest...The lyrics are clever and surprisingly dense...The Brothers' most astute satire is saved for our funny relationship with language itself...Director Michelle Ta...
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April 13th, 2018
"'Ms. Estrada' works hard to keep a party atmosphere going, but the rap verse script -- loaded with false rhymes -- is relentless, and the level of wit could occasionally rise above the crotch. Nevertheless, there are some solid laughs, and the Bats, the Flea's resident company, are always a plea...
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April 18th, 2018
As performed by The Bats, 'Ms. Estrada' is a high-spirited, merry and lively tale of the college crowd with all the latest slang to date in gender studies, sports and contemporary life. Both engrossing and exhausting, Michelle Tattenbaum's production for The Flea Theater couldn't be better. The q...
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