Ends Jul 27 | West Village

No One is Forgotten

From 25 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Intelligent, Riveting

About the show

Lali and Beng are held captive. No one knows where they’ve been taken or if they’re alive. Or, maybe their story has been broadcast to the world? A story about intimacy, surrender, and the will to live.


Member Reviews (25)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Intelligent, Riveting
75
Avg Score

81
Relevant, Absorbing, Intense, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You want to see a loving, tender, graphic portrayal of brutality and torture. An interesting look into what you hope to never see.

Don't see it if You just want fluffy, fun, mindless theatre.

Also This will really make you squirm as much as it makes you think. It may... Read more Read less

78
Slow, Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Miller's hard, clinical, haunting look at life in captivity Performed in the round by two compelling actresses, audience is captive as well

Don't see it if Dramatically, It's slow, tedious & inscrutable, just like their imprisonment It's also the reward of its existential Beckett-like appeal

78
Well-played, Insightful, Smart, Intense, Repetitive

See it if you are interested in how extremely cruel incarceration erodes the human psyche—& in what can survive such an ordeal.

Don't see it if scenes in which characters undergo intense psychic discomfort are too much for you to bear.

Also I liked “No One Is Forgotten” very much in parts. I wish I liked the f... Read more Read less

65
Slow, Repetitive, Disappointing, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you are interested an exploration of the extremes of relationship possibilities. Two women trapped in a prison cell for an undefined period.

Don't see it if you are expecting a plot with a resolution. Nothing is explained, not the location, not the time, not the cause or previous events.

74
Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to experience what the mind does to those in confinement, here well portrayed by two actors with an interesting script and set.

Don't see it if it is important for you to hear every word as this is in the round and voices get lost when pointed away.

21
Writing with no purpose, Great acting

See it if You want to be up close and personal with two really good actors that give it their all

Don't see it if You will be bothered with a story that explains nothing, you learn nothing and nothing is resolved in the end

Also Rattlestick used to be one of my favorite theaters in the city. I left... Read more Read less

81
Riveting, Intense, Epic

See it if You’re ok with deep content on being a hostage.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with staged intimacy or intense material.

77
Raw & sometimes powerful, Monotony unavoidable, Good actors

See it if interested in how 2 women cope with confinement in every sense of the word; a political theatre take on Beckett's "I can't go on I'll go on"

Don't see it if Not willing to taste some the same boredom & repetition the characters are forced to endure. Uncomfortable with raw situations.

Also Playwright Miller brings her reporter's rigor to this piece, while lea... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You want to see two expert actors. Friedman and Hayon find novel, theatrical ways to humanize and conceptualize their characters.

Don't see it if The play has important things to say, but by not grounding it in a tangible, discreet reality, we are unable to get inside and hear them.

100
Meditative, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you're open to chance taking writing; you're working on being present; you've lived thru hardship & understand the need to hold it together.

Don't see it if If you don't have the patience, appreciation for Godot meets subtle Contemp Realism; you wouldn't enjoy Stoppard's question game for 2 hrs.

Also This play had all my synapses firing. A meditation on life and time an... Read more Read less

85
Good use of a small space, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like intense two-handers and are interested in a depiction of how being held in captivity affects the human psyche.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a linear plot or an upbeat night at the theater.

Also Intriguing concept for a play. Absorbing execution. Good set design/us... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Intense, Script needs work, Repetitive, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like "we're locked in a cell" plays. Terrific acting, esply Friedman. Script grounded in reality (eat, exercise, pee, talk) YET many...

Don't see it if basics unanswered: why imprisoned? what country? professn? No discussn of outside world response. Still, actors make much of ltd material.

During previews
78
Good staging in tiny space, Needs some editing, Intense, Nuanced acting, Riveting

See it if Want to look at the human psyche under devastating circumstances. Play's raw & dark, surprisingly tender, even funny in spots.

Don't see it if Want linear/fully explained plot. Play omits a LOT. It does drag a bit & playwright also directs. Would benefit from outside objectivity.

Also I found this absorbing and was not bothered that there was no literal ... Read more Read less

During previews
58
Confusing and repetitive

See it if You want to new types of storyteller g.

Don't see it if You want a coherent story.

During previews
82
Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if 2 captives locked away deal with issue in a realistic way. Believable rendering of an impossible to imagine situation.

Don't see it if You want light fare.

During previews
54
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Great acting

See it if you're a fan of 2 handers. The actors are far superior to the play

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional linear play.

During previews
85
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intelligent, Intense, Great acting

See it if u want to see excellent acting by two women playing captors in an unknown place and situation doing what any two might do in such conditions

Don't see it if you can't deal with "raw" and "intense" and need to know where and why they are imprisoned - for me the play was aiming for the universal.

Also To a certain extent, according to this playwright, we are all imprison... Read more Read less

During previews
80
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you have empathy for people in dire straits, you can deal with emotionally upsetting material

Don't see it if You want something upbeat or a typical drama, you can't put yourself in other people's shoes.

During previews
76
Great staging, Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if You want a well acted two character play about women held captive...you leave asking a lot of questions...poor air conditioning..great set..

Don't see it if you want a clear and cohesive narrative...you have to fill in the blanks.

During previews
86
Intelligent, Relevant, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A very intense and absorbing drama with very strong performances by masterful actors!

Don't see it if Don’t go if you want to be entertained. This topic is about capture and torment.

During previews
74
Riveting, Intense, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if It's a somewhat touching meditation on friendship and love in adversity.

Don't see it if There's a fair bit of implied violence & it's intense. If you heard "women in prison" and thought "Shannon Tweed," this is not for you. :)

During previews
75
Slow, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if Very good performances by the two actresses Renata Friedman and Sarah Nina Hayon. However no mention of why these two were imprisoned.

Don't see it if You prefer more uplifting subject matter.

Also I would have found this play more intriguing if I would have at least ... Read more Read less

During previews
80
Intense, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You're interested in relationships of women under stress

Don't see it if You're under 16.

During previews
88
Intense, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It is a close look/experience in survival in extreme conditions and torture. Two women go through so much

Don't see it if It’s not a feel good funny story. It’s intense and good, but it is a great deal to be open to.

During previews
82
Relevant, Intense, Excruciating, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you're interested in seeing how 2 real humans would deal with captivity. you want to see two actors show what they're made of.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy people listing things; there is a lot of that. you don't like disturbing subject matter.


July 12th, 2019
"'2 Women in a Cell, Grasping for Sanity in ‘No One Is Forgotten.’ This play, a response to the rise in the deaths of journalists, is a reminder that imprisonment can happen to anyone."
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July 15th, 2019
"Playwright-director Winter Miller...injects the proceedings with a Beckettian timelessness. This could be anywhere; they could be anyone...Leaving their vanity at the stage door, Friedman and Hayon are harrowing in physically and psychologically demanding roles. Bleak though their plight may be,...
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July 12th, 2019
"'Two Imprisoned Women Cling to Their Memories in No One Is Forgotten.' Winter Miller's terrifying two-hander makes its world premiere."
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July 14th, 2019
"This two women in an unnamed foreign country prison cell scenario is a shakily hollow mélange of Genet, Beckett and Pinter. The dialogue is well-shaped, but it comes across as an artificial exercise containing moments of engaging clarity rather than a fully realized play."
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