Closed 2h 15m
A Number / 'Night, Mother
East Village
80

A Number / 'Night, Mother NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(59 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
12%
Negative
0%
Members say
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)

69
Uneven acting, Second play superior, Long evening, Simple staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you've never seen Night Mother. Message (right to suicide) is controversial, but tension thru-out is impressive. Well acted, esply Thelma.

Don't see it if you're impatient w subpar work. A Number is interesting, but not well written/acted.. Inferior to Nt Mother. Long evening, depressing.

83
Absorbing, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You enjoy The Twilight Zone. Both shows (but especially A Number) reminded me of TTZ episodes. A little dark, odd and timely.

Don't see it if You can’t appreciate downtown theatre done in a basement on a shoestring budget. I love it but...this ain’t Phantom!

Critic Reviews (2)

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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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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