Mud/Drowning NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy

About the Show

Mabou Mines presents a celebration of legendary playwright María Irene Fornés, featuring the NY premiere of Philip Glass’s opera based on her five-page play "Drowning" and a version of Fornés’ acclaimed "Mud. "

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668 Reviews | 155 Followers
90
Exquisitely written, 1st class music, Emotionally raw, Brilliantly played, Heartbreaking

See it if you’d like to see fine productions of 2 great plays from the greatest playwright the Off-off-B’way movement produced.

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional drama—though there is plenty of non-traditional drama in each play. Read more

132 Reviews | 23 Followers
80
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are comfortable with very off-off broadway and enjoy a double bill, one opera and one more a table reading

Don't see it if you prefer upbeat straight up, linear, literal stories/acting

21 Reviews | 1 Follower
89
Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a beautiful production of 2 fascinating plays

Don't see it if you only like conventional stagings of conventional plays

11 Reviews | 2 Followers
100
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if These 2 plays by Irene Fornes are beautifully realized with a minimum of props and sets letting the actors really shine.

Don't see it if you hate theater or Philip Glass adaptions.

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
February 23rd, 2020

CRITIC’S PICK. "‘Drowning’ Is a Philip Glass Opera for Just 99 Seats: This adaptation of a play by María Irene Fornés, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis, is a compact but notable new work."
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Lighting & Sound America
February 24th, 2020

"The plays are possessed of a rigor not always seen in much new playwriting, and it's a quality that is sorely missed."
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