My Mother’s Severed Head
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My Mother’s Severed Head
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My Mother’s Severed Head NYC Reviews and Tickets

47%
(22 Reviews)
Positive
27%
Mixed
23%
Negative
50%
Members say
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Excruciating, Ambitious

A comedy about a family mourning their matriarch who is, literally, still a presence in their lives.

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Member Reviews (22)

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30
Unbelievable, Poorly acted, Poorly written, Slow, Excruciating

See it if You want to support someone in the cast.

Don't see it if You value your time. The way the head sort of “appears” to come to life while on the bar is the ONLY thing that comes close to interesting.

78
Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Absurdist, Hilarious

See it if avant-garde, absurdness amuses you. Lots of funny bits. Fuzzy plot line . Multiple explorations of roles: family members, gender, worker etc

Don't see it if you like a clear plot and consistent characters.

60
Little dated, Liked the music, Slow, Confusing

See it if Like the it touch very little a bbn out the day of the dead. Like the mother makeup, music was good.

Don't see it if The story was ok, but part was outdated, to me. Slow moving.

33
Confusing, Romantic, Quirky, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy absurdist theatre and rom-coms.

Don't see it if Dislike plays that feel less like a narrative and more like a series of Meisner exercises. Dislike reductive gender stereotypes on stage. Read more

20
Ambitious, Cliched, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if You're down to see ANYTHING at this point.

Don't see it if You want to see a show that's coherent and not just a jumble of ideas smashed together. Read more

56
Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like loud salsa music, which I do, best part of the play and will keep you awake...

Don't see it if You want an entertaining cohesive theater piece...

74
Good music, Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if Like good music and maybe expecting to see Bruce Willis sitting next and explaining the idea of the show

Don't see it if Like to understand what is going on on stage

49
Strange, Quirky

See it if Really like magical plots, possible symbolism, absurdity, and a bit of camp.

Don't see it if like clear plots, well-rounded characters, and performances that connect. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

TheaterScene.net
September 16th, 2021

"It remains an unsteady comedy/fantasy never morphing into a smooth-running play...Richard Caliban directs with an eye on speed which too often clouds whatever good qualities the show has."
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