Ends Jun 03 1h 30m

Muses NYC Reviews and Tickets

(20 Reviews)
Members say
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

About the Show

Julia Rae Maldonado's dynamic new play arrives on stage this Spring.

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Member Reviews (20)

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548 Reviews | 293 Followers
Riveting, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A story of infidelity & pedophilia driven by a provocative story. Very strong acting by the entire cast. Great directing & lighting.

Don't see it if The topic at hand might be difficult for some audience members.

228 Reviews | 37 Followers
Intense, Clever, Relevant, Great writing, Edgy

See it if I often find stories told mostly in flashback to be a sign of weak writing, but it works like gangbusters here. You should go see this.

Don't see it if It depicts some sexual violence that's hard to watch and the victim is NOT a perfect victim. I think it's the better for that, but YMMV.

199 Reviews | 31 Followers

See it if You like plays where feelings and actions aren’t spoken but implied, and none of the characters are minimally likable.

Don't see it if You like plays with old fashioned dialogue that has meaning. Read more

353 Reviews | 31 Followers
Ambitious, Banal, Confusing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a play that shows how an older person can sexually abuse a "Muse".

Don't see it if you want to a well written and well directed play in a lovely staged production.

434 Reviews | 57 Followers
Some pretentious techniques, Mediocre writing, Good acting, No new insights, Very slow

See it if you enjoy stories that involve cheating husbands, underage girlfriends and the interactions that occur.

Don't see it if you expect some new and/or deep perceptions about infidelity, unscrupulous men and dislike an plays that have an overly "slow pace."

465 Reviews | 74 Followers
Relevant, Intelligent, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you like any show that explores mysogyny. This production does present a few interesting points but lacks the nuance to be effective.

Don't see it if traveling into Queens is difficult. Not worth the time.

42 Reviews | 8 Followers
First-drafty, Relevant, Underwhelming, Well-acted, Atonal

See it if you want to see a competent cast struggle against a script that only perfunctorily assesses problems of assault, art, class and gender.

Don't see it if cavalierness about assault upsets you. Maldonado + Jones can't settle on tone, creating a show that's sometimes satire, sometimes serious. Read more

19 Reviews | 3 Followers
Great acting, Intelligent, Clever, Raw, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy an intimate setting with tremendous performances. A conquering production filled with raw emotion and a beautiful script.

Don't see it if you struggle with topics on infidelity and grooming. **You will leave wanting to donate to this company!**

Critic Reviews (2)
May 14th, 2023

However, both every scene as written by Maldonado and directed by Theatre East’s artistic director Judson Jones is staged as though it were the climax. It is one thing to enact a play up to the hilt. Here there is no arc or build up. Every scene begins at the top and leaves the actors with nowhere to go. Although performed by a tight quartet of actors, as written the characters are two dimensional, telling us no back story and little about them.
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Queens Chronicle
May 19th, 2023

"This production lives up to Theatre East’s motto, “complex stories, simply told.”
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