Already closed | 1h 30m | Soho/Tribeca

No Exit

From 27 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious, Intense

About the show

The inaugural production from Fusion Theatre is Jean-Paul Sartre's classic 'No Exit,' about three people coming to terms with eternal damnation. This adaptation is equal parts text and opera. More…

Sartre presents a post-Freudian version of Hell as three characters reflect on the criminals they were in life. This mounting merges text and opera, and features classically trained actors who are also classically trained singers, including Fusion founder Eilin O'Dea.

1h 30m | Already closed | Walkerspace Theater (Soho/Tribeca)

Member Reviews (27)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious, Intense

70
Ambitious, Dated, Slow, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You want to see a historic play. You appreciate opera. You want to see characters grapple w/life & death-literally.

Don't see it if You want a contemporary play. You prefer comedies. You hate opera.

Also While the play is slow-paced & dated, the actors' performances were so... Read more Read less

83
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Edgy

See it if you can tolerate some singing before a classic play.

Don't see it if you hate black box theater.

79
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if if you are a fan of the Sartre play and enjoy very good acting by all three main characters.

Don't see it if You want a more linear plot driven play with a simple story that won't make you think too hard

81
Riveting, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy excellent acting in an excellently written classic that makes you think.

Don't see it if You cannot sit still as three characters interact in lengthy but meaningful dialogue.

82
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Dark

See it if You like reading drama and are curious to see a stage production of a staple of literature. You don't need frills. You like a little opera.

Don't see it if You like showy productions or want an easy, thought-free production. You hate opera. You aren't into low-budget theater.

Also Loved the acting and the presentation of the story. It didn't need any... Read more Read less

81
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Confusing

See it if You want a new spin on a classic which adds arias to the text, here in English. The actors, on a minamilist set draw us into their hell.

Don't see it if 2 hours of psycho-philosophical dialogue on a bare stage would bore you. Wish there were translations of the arias so I knew how they tie in

80
Compelling, Absorbing, Edgy, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if if u like thought provoking plays

Don't see it if you think it is an opera it is not

70
Great acting, Great singing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like thought-provoking, hard to swallow material & to be challenged by art. If you like to see some strong acting.

Don't see it if If you don't like existential art. If you want something light and fluffy. If you don't like opera.

Also Note there is a long operatic intro not translated that introduces cha... Read more Read less

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Excruciating, Intense

See it if You're a fan of existential drama that changes the way you see the world. Lots of great, subtle acting in this piece. It's truly special.

Don't see it if You're a fan of fast-paced stories with a lot of action and plot.

90
Forceful, Intimate, Well staged, Well directed, Very good acting

See it if you like intimate theater with excellent actors. The moral of this play hits hard in such a small venue. Bravo!

Don't see it if cannot climb the steep stairs to get to the actual theater. If you are bothered by competing productions' sounds. No worries, its compelling

Also I want to give top marks to the actor who played Estelle, Anita Moreno... Read more Read less

97
Absorbing, Enchanting, Ambitious, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if you want to hear beautiful voices feet away from you resonate like they never will at the met (bc so close) stron acting esp. from Inez

Don't see it if you hate pretty opera voices (only 15 min of singing at the beginning though)

85
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if I liked this show! Don't know why the mixed reviews. Really cool material to tackle and produce a play about. Good acting, love the concept

Don't see it if If you don't appreciate small theater

93
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if If you enjoy dialogue heavy plays, plays that make you look deeper at yourself

Don't see it if Subject matter makes you uncomfortable

93
Thought-provoking, Intense, Confusing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want an enthralling, emotionally charged theatre experience with brilliant performance.

Don't see it if you want a lot of set changing, or value action-driven plot

73
Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Slow

See it if You like minimal sets, opera, and an interesting take on afterlife dilemmas. I thought it was an interesting mix of everything, acting A++

Don't see it if You need an intermission

93
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Profound

See it if You enjoy dark humor, expressionistic elements

Don't see it if You're put off by foul language or sexuality

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You love opera and sartre

Don't see it if You have small children

74
Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You're in to dark humor.

Don't see it if If you're close-minded


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