A Number / 'Night, Mother
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A Number / 'Night, Mother

A Number / 'Night, Mother NYC Reviews and Tickets

(59 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intense, Great writing

About the Show

The Seeing Place Theater presents this evening of two one acts: a psychological thriller about human cloning from Caryl Churchill, and Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about suicide.

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Member Reviews (59)

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77 Reviews | 7 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Enchanting, Intense

See it if Because it made me think that cloning of humans might be possible in the near future. This can be scary to some people.

Don't see it if Some people might not like these two plays because the subject matter was on the dark side and also disturbing.

130 Reviews | 17 Followers
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Great writing

See it if you can take a one-two punch of powerful theater. First was a twisted tale involving cloned children, second a piece on a woman's suicide

Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment. Churchill plays is brilliant on many levels, while Norman's is so real, but maybe a tad too long. Read more

324 Reviews | 56 Followers
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see

See it if 2 terrific plays that make a good set. A couple of fabulous actors-esp Carla Brandberg. Support this small theater co!

Don't see it if You can't handle a downer evening. One performance not up to the mark. Very small venue. Some sight line problems.

674 Reviews | 131 Followers
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Dark/sad, Thought-provoking

See it if Two shows around 70 minutes each Both plays are dark in their way. Worth Seeing.

Don't see it if Cloning is subject on one play, Second is suicide. Read more

207 Reviews | 36 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you love theater up close and personal you enjoy intellectual engagement you are ready to think about serious issues

Don't see it if you want something lighthearted you are threatened by serious topics

257 Reviews | 102 Followers
Great acting, Intense, Resonant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if intimate plays in intimate space appeal; to support fine actor-director-producers & their mission to deliver meaningful work affordably. Go!

Don't see it if averse to intense two handers that will stay with you long after you leave the theatre; if fraught parent-child dynamics a painful topic.

265 Reviews | 52 Followers
Powerful, Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You are interested in one-acts about family dynamics with great acting in an intimate setting. 'Night Mother is particularly wrenching.

Don't see it if You are triggered by stories of suicide and murder, or cannot tolerate small theatres.

349 Reviews | 72 Followers
Clever juxtaposition, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You know this theatre company and enjoy their work, or if you want to see two short pieces done exceedingly well given the limits of space.

Don't see it if You're not up for an evening of intense drama or if the topics are not of interest. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

Reflections in the Light
January 17th, 2019

“Two hard-hitting two-handers...in an intriguing study of parent/child relationships...In Churchill's ‘A Number,’ Bernard discovers that his father, Salter has been harboring some pretty dark secrets about their relationship...In...'Night Mother,’ a difficult, but loving mother-daughter relationship seems like any we might experience until we realize that the clock is ticking in what are the last minutes of life for Jessie...It's a nice pairing of works nicely presented on a set that works for both.”
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Times Square Chronicles
January 10th, 2019

"'A Number': Initially, the dialogue was not quick enough to generate the driving tone that is characteristic of Churchill’s body of work, and it came to pace occasionally. Unfortunately Michael Stephen Clay is a one tone actor, while Brandon Walker is working in every scene to heighten the urgency by reacting to what Mr. Clay is not giving him...''Night Mother': Carla Brandberg and Erin Cronican are excellent scene partners...An intriguing evening of theatre."
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